Take in a breath-catching sunset view of Lake Okanagan from British Columbia’s first fully Indigenous-owned winery — where the ancient Okanagan Syilx culture merges with the region’s thriving wine scene, courtesy of visionaries Robert and Bernice Louie.
Pair wine tasting with a meal at the onsite Red Fox Club restaurant which features an ever-evolving, Indigenous-inspired menu. Taste delicious fare such as bison chilli, fresh fry bread and Haida Wild salmon fritters. Meet Chef Andrea Callan, who sources ingredients locally, whether it’s sustainably raised game meats or fresh, foraged greens. “When guests come, they experience a sense of place in a comfortable, Indigenous-inspired setting where Traditional and modern Culture comes together.” says spokesman Ryan Widdup. ”
Savour wines such as the Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin Red Blend — named in honour of the owners’ youngest son, Trenton, featuring notes of cloves, sweet plums and vanilla. Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin, a name that has been in the Syilx Culture for thousands of years, translates into “a mystical high-country stag with large antlers.” The sparkling “La’p Cheet” is named for their daughter, Cassandra, and means “the shimmer of light on a river spillway.” Simo, which means “connected to the land,” is the company’s flagship wine and it’s named for owner Robert Louie.
Indigenous World Winery’s history is rooted in a People who have lived in this region for millennia. Robert Louie, former chief of the Westbank First Nation, developed the concept for the winery with his wife, Bernice, in 2011. The couple share a strong passion for nature, the land, and the rich history and traditions of the Syilx people.
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Indigenous World Winery2218 Horizon Drive
Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Z3L4
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