Sunshine captured in our grapes and in your glass

Hugging Tree Winery is an independent family owned and operated farm nestled in the mountainside of the enchanting Similkameen Valley. Here we have our labour of love, whether it is nurturing trees in our orchard, digging in the gardens or tending to the vines – we find it a peaceful and purposeful way to live our life. We are pleased to share our sunshine captured by our grapes and hope they fill more than just your glass…

Please be well.

The Blossoming of Hugging Tree Winery

Walter and Cristine Makepeace moved 13 times during their careers with the RCMP. In 2005, just before Walter retired from the force, they settled down in the south Similkameen Valley, buying a highway-side organic apple and peach orchard near Cawston where they could finally put down roots for themselves and for their three children. Nine years later, the property has blossomed into a family-operated estate winery that includes daughter Jennifer and sons Brad and Wes.


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