Sandhill

VISIT OUR TASTING ROOM

At the historic Calona Winery

Sandhill offers wine tastings of a large selection of wines, including award-winning Sandhill single vineyard wines and many rare Small Lots - all of which you can taste year round.

Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna and at BC's oldest winery location, the shop also boasts a selection of house wares, home decor, cook books, and local artisan treats to suit every budget and taste. If you’re a tourist in BC looking to learn more about wine, or if you’re a local wine lover, we encourage you to make our Urban Tasting room a ‘must stop’ on your Okanagan wine route!
 



 

TASTING ROOM HOURS

Sandhill Tasting Room Hours
11AM - 6PM Wednesday-Sunday
11AM - 5PM Sunday-Tuesday
 

Wayne Gretzky Estates Okanagan Hours
11AM - 6PM Wednesday-Sunday
11AM - 5PM Sunday-Tuesday


WINE TASTING

Book your Sandhill experience by visiting our reservation affiliate site here.

Pints, flights, and cocktails are available on a walk in basis at The Tap Room at Wayne Gretzky Estates Okanagan as well as on our Sandhill Patio. No reservations required.

 

COVID-19

As of September 13, 2021, wineries are required by BC law to ask guests to show their Vaccination Card QR code (proof of vaccination) and valid photo ID (Driver's License, BC Services Card, Passport) upon arrival, for seated tasting experiences booked in advance. Vaccine cards will not be required to drop-in to our Tasting Rooms to purchase wine, or for a quick standing tasting at the bar. Tastings offered at the bar are subject to availability. 
 
 

 LOCATION

1125 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2K6
Local: 250-979-4211
Customer Inquiries: requestinfo@sandhillwines.ca
 

 

 

 

AWARD-WINNING WINES

Sandhill Rose 2017

Gold Medal 90 Points at the Beverage Tasting Institute Rose Challenge 2018. This Rosé begins with a summer pretty aroma of melon, peach, raspberry, watermelon and white currant. At first taste, expect a refreshing and juicy wine that is just off-dry with fruity notes of melon and strawberry, then finishing dry-ish, with hints of red currant, pomegranate and melon.

Small Lots Petit Verdot 2015 (Wine Club Only)

Best of Varietal / Gold Medal / Best Other Single Red Varietal — BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards 2018. Deep purple garnet colour with an ever-changing bouquet of black cherry, black currant, black pepper, Chai spice, charred oak, black licorice, coffee bean, violet, and savoury notes of mushroom and sage.
This full-bodied wine has firm, but not aggressive tannins, a great mouth-feel and fabulous texture, backed by flavours of rich, ripe black fruits and baking spice.
The long lingering finish shows notes of smoked spices, dark chocolate, black currant, black tea and mocha.

Sandhill Pinot Blanc 2016

Silver Medal at the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2017. Clear and bright with a yellow hue and a fresh bouquet of pineapple, melon, yellow apple and a hint of floral. This light to medium-bodied wine has a smooth yet refreshing mouth-feel and flavours of melon, pink grapefruit, apple and tropical fruit.
Refreshing notes of citrus and BC orchard fruits, with a hint of spice, linger through on the finish.