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Orofino Vineyards

Orofino Vineyards

Orofino Vineyards
2152 Barcelo Rd
Cawston, British Columbia
Canada V0X 1C0
Phone: (250) 499-0068

Email: admin@orofinovineyards.com

Vineyards: 2.2 hectares
Production: 2,400 cases

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday to Monday, July through October; Friday to Monday, May through June

Tour Hours: Walk-in.

The conception of our winery began in the spring of 2003. After months of researching and debating alternatives, the decision was made to build Canada's first strawbale winery. Building design incorporated function and eye-pleasing detail.

The Orofino winery, Canada's only strawbale winery was constructed in 2004/2005. The ecofriendly design consists of two buildings adjoined by a breezeway. We chose this building method after much research and planning.

"Earthy" 21 inch thick walls provide superior insulation qualities - ideal for manufacturing constant barrel room temperatures and for keeping us cool in our desert heat. The buildings are beautiful and very unique. We are licensed so visitors can purchase wine and enjoy a picnic amongst our vines, almond, oak, and quince trees. In June of 2004, a strawbale workshop took place in conjunction with Sustainable Works of Nelson, BC. 22 people participated in a 5-day workshop that was designed to teach them the intricacies of strawbale construction. Using our project to get hands on experience, everybody went to work and the tasting room building was baled, sewn and stuccoed inside and out in 5 full days. The sense of community and ownership of the work done was an excellent by-product of the workshop.

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Distribution: Winery, select private stores in Okanagan, Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island

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Orofino Vineyards Syrah 2018
Orofino Vineyards Syrah 2018

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2020‐2024


Orofino Vineyards Syrah 2011
Orofino Vineyards Syrah 2011

British Columbia, V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml




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