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About Crowsnest Vineyards

Come and enjoy the fruits of our labour with us
in our tasting room or in our restaurant.

Come and enjoy the fruits of our labour with us in our tasting room or in our restaurant.
Since 1985

About Us

Crowsnest Vineyards was purchased by the Heinecke family in 1985 when the Winery, Restaurant and Guesthouse were launched. Named after the Crowsnest Highway #3, the family was an early contributor to the development of the Similkameen wine region and the wine and food has continuously evolved over the years. Siblings, Sascha and Anna Heinecke were instrumental in the evolution of the business and with the retirement of their parents, took over leadership in 2018 with a bold new vision.

The vision is built on the bounty of the region…the opportunity to express the spectacular local terroir from which we craft our wines and from which grows amazing, fresh ingredients included in our menus, pantry and bakery. We serve this bounty in a relaxed environment at our tasting bar, in our restaurant and on the view patio.

 

Community

A Gathering Spot

Often paired with live music, Crowsnest Vineyards has become a gathering spot for locals during the hot summer days and evening, a celebration of sorts, creating a sense of community. The authenticity of the experience is now attracting visitors to the region who also enjoy time with quality wines, and local and locally inspired food served with attentiveness in the beautiful Similkameen Valley. Our mission is to support, serve and share local.
Affordable without compromise the team offers guests and visitors an opportunity to stay a little longer, escape busy lives and unwind while you sip, savour and stay at Crowsnest Vineyards.
From Vine to Wine

Estate Grown, Terroir Driven

The first block of vines in our 12 acre vineyard are over 30 years old and represent some of the oldest vines still producing in the Similkameen Valley. Planted 1989/90 these vines include Auxerre’s, Riesling, Chardonnay and Merlot. In the early 1990s, the vineyard was then expanded with second blocks of Riesling and Merlot and the addition of Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir.
Our philosophy is to let the extraordinary Similkameen terroir express itself in the wine through our vineyard and winemaking practices. The hot dry and windy climate combined with the loamy soils of the central part of the valley create an outstanding terroir that is expressed in each vintage. We care for our land and vines to ensure quality fruit, long term health and viability and overall sustainability of the land and vineyard.
Approachable & Fresh

Winery and Tasting Bar

Our wines are approachable and fresh, and pair well with fun, festivities, fine dining, special occasions and, well, just about anything and any day!

Visit our Tasting Bar to experience our portfolio of wines. Seated tastings, flights, wine by the glass and bottle service also available in the restaurant and patio. Or, if you prefer, pick up a glass or bottle to sip in the picnic area in the vineyard and enjoy the Similkameen sun!   

European Style

The Bakery

Sascha, a trained chef, is passionate about his artisan sourdough breads. The initial starter began in Europe over 44 years ago and it has been fed ever since. Sascha also created his own young Similkameen sourdough starter and each starter has its own unique profile and purpose.

Sourdough breads are thought by many to be easier to digest and provide higher levels of nutrition than other breads – an added benefit.

Drop in for fresh baked goods and other locally crafted pantry and specialty items.  

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