You’ve heard of a wine country, but have you ever heard of a “wine village”? British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is set to be the home of Canada’s first-ever “wine village”, a wine community featuring artisan wine producers, distillers, craft brewers, wine, beer and spirit events and a variety of culinary offerings.
About the Okanagan District Wine Village
The District Wine Village will be located in South Okanagan and will be a pillar of the Okanagan Wine Region.
The purpose of this wine village is to provide a space for small-batch winemakers, craft brewers and distillers to start their businesses without the pressure of investing in a large-scale facility.
Inside the Okanagan Wine Village – What Will the District Wine Village Look Like?
The first phase of the wine village will include 16 buildings including a brewery, with space for a distillery/cidery in the future. The centre will feature 16 artisan producers, a culinary centre, a multi-purpose amphitheatre, an on-site vineyard and a chef’s garden. Essentially, a one-stop-shop for all things wine, beer and more.
Okanagan Valley District Wine Village (VIDEO)
Michael Daley, the director of operations for the District Wine Village describes the wine village as “Disneyland for adults.” He says, “The wine village is a new phenomenon that’s cropping up across the wine regions around the world.”
When is the District Wine Village going to open?
Okanagan’s District Wine Village is anticipated to open in 2021. Construction of the wine village is set to begin in the spring of 2020.
We’re looking forward to seeing what the District Wine Village will bring to the Okanagan Wine Region! Learn more on the District Wine Village website.
In the meantime, check out these wine articles and resources for a closer look at the Okanagan Wine Country:
Somm Selections: Wonderful Wines of the Okanagan Valley in Canada
Must-See BC: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards – A Winery Rooted in the South Okanagan Valley
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia (BC) Winery List: A Guide and Directory to Canadian Wine