The first village of its kind in Canada, District Wine Village will bring small-batch wine, beer, cider and spirit producers together alongside unique events and creative culinary offerings, all in one exceptional South Okanagan location.
Breaking ground in spring 2020, District Wine Village stems from the visionaries at Greyback Construction in Penticton, BC. Having been responsible for many prestigious winery builds in the Okanagan, their team saw an opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind village where small, craft producers can start their own business, without the need to invest in a large-scale facility of their own. Located at the north end of Oliver, BC, District Wine Village will serve as the gateway to Canada’s Wine Capital and will give 16 artisan producers the chance to create their own brand with a low capital investment and operational assistance along the way. Each of the 16 individual spaces offers operators a fully-equipped production facility that includes access to a shared crush pad and operational resources, as well as a built-in tasting room to build their direct-to-consumer brands. In addition to the onsite tasting rooms, District Wine Village will also feature a 600-person entertainment centre for concerts and events, as well as onsite culinary offerings to give guests a truly distinct taste of the Okanagan.
“Ultimately, this project is all about community,” remarks Greyback Construction General Manager Matt Kenyon. “Not only are we creating a diverse community for our resident wineries, cideries, breweries, distilleries and eateries, but we are really looking to be a significant economic driver for our local communities and support the future growth of wine and culinary tourism in the South Okanagan.”
ABOUT THE DISTRICT WINE VILLAGE
The first true wine village in Canada. Located in the heart of the South Okanagan, the Village will be surrounded by vineyards and home to 16 artisan producers that will attract key consumers from across Canada and the world. With a turn-key operation, there is plenty of room for craft producers to create their own specialty wines in a dedicated space, giving them the ability to focus on developing the vision and story around their craft. www.districtwinevillage.com
Media release and images provided by Lindsay Kelm, Kelm Communications.