Proprietors

Jack & Jan Fraser

Hours

Open April 30, daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

6816 Andrew Avenue, Summerland, BC

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Our approach to winemaking, careful and passionate, exposes the natural qualities and intricate characteristics of the fruit that produces our elegant internationally award winning vintages. The spectacular views from our courtyard patio overlook the picturesque landscape of Summerland’s orchard-laden valley floor and distant rolling mountains.

Thornhaven’s southwestern Santa Fe style reflects the natural landscape of the semi-arid Okanagan climate, where dry grasses, cacti, sagebrush and Ponderosa pine thrive. Perfectly designed for wine making, the winery’s unique structure allows gravity to transport the fruit juice from the crush-pad to the cellar, eliminating the effects of pumping.

Thornhaven sits on Little Giant’s Head Mountain, with a spectacular view of both Okanagan Lake and the magnificent surrounding mountains, an area many people have likened to Tuscany.

We have a total of 18.5 acres in three vineyards planted to Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Merlot, Orange Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. We use both French and American Oak barrels and stainless steel tanks to accommodate the discerning tastes of those who enjoy an oak taste and those who do not. With the help of our admired consulting winemaker Christine Leroux and our cellar master Jason Fraser, we produce 34,000 litres, about 5000 cases of wine a year.