Scorched Earth Winery
After the devastating 2003 Okanagan Wildfires, our vineyard had been hit with fire damage. This led us to our ultimate decision to replant with French Pinot Noir grapes. Allowing us to begin our journey in the winemaking industry.
The fire left no surviving trees surrounding the vineyard. As of today, you can still see the fire residue and burnt trees that surround us. The Okanagan Mountain Park was scorched.
We knew we had to honour the environment around us to ensure we never forget what a wild summer it was in 2003.
Giving us our name “Scorched Earth Winery”.
This name holds a lot of importance to our family. Summers after 2003, fires still spread throughout the valley. Leaving us to think that there would be another possibility that the vineyard could burn. But that hasn't stopped our passion to continue to grow with the Winery and Vineyard. We pride ourselves on maintaining an organic vineyard and hands-on work from the vines to the wine bottle. Our winemaker, Peter, believes our environment and terroir tell the story of how the vineyard was burned, and how a Winery rose from its ashes.