Hours of Operation: Summer: May - Oct Open Daily 11 AM to 5 PM, Winter: Nov - Apr Open Tues to Sat Noon to 5 PM
Tour Hours: By appointment.
Tantalus Vineyards is situated on the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Valley overlooking the shores of Lake Okanagan and the city of Kelowna. Tantalus is dedicated to growing and vinifying limited quantities of exceptional Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Originally known as Pioneer Vineyards, the site was first planted to grapes in 1927 and is one of the oldest continuously producing vineyards in British Columbia.
The vineyard consists of 50 acres of undulating topography. Each block demonstrates its own particular aspect and slope. The soils are varied, their origins dating back to the last ice age and the formation of an ancient lake whose depth rose 250 meters above the current level of Lake Okanagan.
Tantalus' winemaking philosophy is centered around the concept of terroir, or sense of place. All wines are made from fruit sustainably grown at our vineyard.
A non interventionist approach to the winemaking process allows each wine to convey the fine quality and unique character of this historic vineyard.
|Winemaker: Jacqueline Kemp and David Paterson|
Winemaker's Choice: Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Best LCBO Brand: N/A
Distribution: Winery, select restaurants and retail in British Columbia and Alberta