The Church in Blasted Church Vineyards
On a cool spring morning in 1929, a small crew from Okanagan Falls set off to a deserted mining camp some 16 miles away from home. Their mission: to dismantle an old wooden church and bring it back to Okanagan Falls.
The plan called for a controlled blast of four dynamite sticks inside the church in order to "loosen the nails". Odd as it may seem, the explosion spared the wood from damage during dismantling. Save for losing the steeple, the plan succeeded. Now, the 120 year old wooden church stands proudly in its second home of Okanagan Falls.
Ingenuity, Vision and Craftmanship at Blasted Church Vineyards
In naming our VQA wines "Blasted Church", we celebrate the ingenuity of this initiative, and honour these pioneers for their vision, steadfastness and craftsmanship.
Proprietors - Chris and Evelyn Campbell
Much like the old church, this winery has been a story of travel and transformation for both Chris and I. In 2002, we uprooted our family from Vancouver, and settled in Okanagan Falls where we took ownership of both a well established vineyard, and a newly built but yet unproven winery. To our pleasure, the transformation into becoming Blasted Church happened surprisingly fast, and was immediately welcomed by wine lovers. It was hard work, but we knew that perseverance, a disciplined work ethic, and vision would keep us on the right track.
From day one, we had agreed to surround ourselves with talented staff, and give them the full support, trust, and resources required to perform their very best for the organization. I cannot emphasize enough about how this philosophy has helped us thrive within the industry. Furthermore, our team is one of the most dedicated, empowered, and customer-driven in the business. The very best team you could ever imagine having the privilege to work with. - Evelyn Campbell
A Blasted Church Vineyards Tasting Room Experience
Come all ye faithful. Drag your weary souls over to Blasted Church Vineyards for a heavenly wine experience. Enjoy our “goodness gracious” pretty views from our picnic area overlooking the vineyard. Our scenic Wine Shop is open daily from 10am - 5pm.
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