Kalala Organic Estate Winery is a producer of organic wines, located on the upper bench of West Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. Kalala, meaning “Miracle Place”, is the symbol of our commitment to harmony with nature, organic viticulture practices, and our wines.
The results are in every bottle of our award-winning BC VQA wines: The balance between fruit and acidity, perfect aging, body and flavour true-to-varietal. Kalala produces light-to-crisp white wines, bold red wines, and has one of the largest portfolios of organic Icewines in British Columbia.
We have been producing wine from top-quality grapes hand-picked from certified organic vineyards across the Okanagan Valley since 2006, officially opening our doors to the public in 2008. Since then our wines have impressed critics both nationally and internationally. Recent awards include: Gold at the prestigious 2014 Chardonnay Du Monde competition in France for our 2012 Chardonnay Icewine, and a double gold at the All Canadian Wine Championship for our 2009 Dostana Merlot.
Certified organic in September 2010, Kalala’s philosophy is to allow the varietal characteristics and terroir to be truly expressed and enhanced by minimal handling during winemaking.
HISTORY – OUR ROOTS
Many wonder how Kalala Organic Estate Winery got its name. The legend comes from the owner, Karnail’s grandparents who told him the story of how the village where he was born came to be. Long ago, in Northern India, farmers working in the beautiful and distant flatlands came upon a wolf and lamb sitting peacefully together. They believed this coexistence to be so inspiring that they moved their village to this very spot, in hopes that the same harmony would be reflected in their village, and named it Kalala, meaning Miracle Place.
Feeling that this story was reflective of the Okanagan Valley and his pursuit to grow the grapes in harmony with nature, he named his winery after this miraculous place Kalala.
Today, Kalala produces award-winning wines across the world, and of course right here in West Kelowna. With seventeen planted acres on the West Kelowna property with breathtaking views of the Okanagan Lake, we welcome you to join us for a walk around our vineyards, learn about organic viticulture and winemaking, and to try some of the organic wines in our extensive portfolio at our wine store.
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