Proprietors

Rick Thrussell, Toby Thrussell

Hours

Open daily 11:00am - 5:00pm.

18555 Matsu Drive, Summerland, BC

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Sage Hills is a small estate winery, producing only 1,500-2,200 cases of wine annually. Our tasting room (built in 2015) is an extension of our wine cellar, nestled between our vineyards. In 2021, we constructed a large outdoor patio space with 180ยฐ views of the Okanagan Valley to enjoy a glass (or bottle) with friends and family.

Our wines are only made from organic, hand picked, Okanagan grapes. Our 10 acre estate production consists of early ripening grapes which are suited to our cooler east facing vineyards. We also purchase late ripening varieties such as Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from our friend and fellow organic grape farmer Jean located at Covert Farms- in Oliver BC. The extra sun exposure and heat available from sites further south in the Okanagan, reliably ripen fruit that would struggle if grown in our Summerland vineyards. These grapes help to round out our portfolio, giving us options in the cellar for our intended wine styles. We currently offer fresh sparkling options, alongside fruit-driven white wine, oak aged skin contact (orange) expressions, concentrated reds and even fortified wines.ย Our wines are 100% vegan and are always produced in small batches.

We are honoured to disclose that we are the largest generator of solar energy in the district of Summerland BC. We are also one of the first net zero wineries in the Okanagan Valley, producing more power for the Summerland district than we consume. We have embraced lighter weight glass bottles (2020 vintage onward), helping to reduce our carbon footprint, and are also certified Salmon Safe, meaning we are a business held responsible with what goes down our drains. We even use a biocycle water system for our tasting room washroom. We take pride in going above and beyond the organic requirements needed for certification, and are always looking for new ways to become even more environmentally friendly.