About the Winery
Founded in 1981, Mission Hill Estate Family Winery embraced the untapped potential of the Okanagan Valley as a wine region. Despite the initial risks, the valley’s unique characteristics, including diverse microclimates and varying soil profiles offered the perfect conditions for cultivating wines with a distinct terroir. Today, Mission Hill stands as a trailblazer in the Canadian wine industry, having been recognized as Winery of the Year five times and receiving international acclaim for its top-notch wine. Guided by a commitment to excellence and inspired by the valley’s beauty, Mission Hill continues to push the boundaries of winemaking in the Okanagan. This local favourite makes our list of the best wineries in West Kelowna – a must-visit destination by our standards.
Mission Hill’s wine collections showcase the unique terroir of the Okanagan Valley, cultivated from five distinct growing subregions. Each wine reflects the characteristics and flavours derived from these specific areas within the valley.
The Legacy Collection represents the pinnacle of the Okanagan’s expression. Crafted from hand-harvested and hand-sorted grapes, these wines represent the top 1% of the harvest. With extended barrel aging and a minimum 24-month period in-bottle before release, these limited-production wines are considered collectibles, capable of aging for decades.
With meticulous attention to detail, the Terroir Collection artfully presents the essence of the Okanagan Valley. Each wine embodies the unique viticultural of the vineyard estates, influenced by factors such as soil, clone, climate, and precise organic farming practices. Selecting only the top 3% of estate fruit, this collection showcases the utmost quality, with each individual lot evaluated throughout the winemaking journey to guarantee the highest standards are met.
The Reserve Collection expresses hand-selected blocks of grapes, extreme viticulture management, longer barrel time, and increased lees stirring. Elegant and balanced, these wines reflect the passion and commitment to winemaking excellence. The Reserve wines are produced from select vineyard properties and showcase the distinctiveness of the the local terroir. The winemakers at Mission Hill Family Estate draw inspiration from the rich history of the Okanagan Valley to shape the future of their wines. By blending modern innovation with time-honoured practices, they allow the valley to exert influence throughout the winemaking process, from vineyard to bottle.
Tastings & Tours
Mission Hill invites you to indulge in their tastings and experience collections, where you can enjoy finely crafted wines, delightful food pairings, and iconic architecture. Discover how the wines are shaped by the Okanagan Valley through guided tastings, and gain a new appreciation for the effort that goes into each bottle. The winery also features two types of wine & food experiences, along with exclusive wine club membership perks.
The Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Winery offers a remarkable dining experience amidst the breathtaking beauty of the property. With stunning views of the vineyards and Okanagan Lake, you can indulge in multi-course meals paired with Mission Hill’s acclaimed wines. The restaurant combines a sophisticated ambiance with warm hospitality, providing a perfect setting for fine dining.
Mission Hill also features a captivating natural amphitheatre that sets the stage for unforgettable concerts during the summer months. This picturesque outdoor venue, embraced by rolling vineyards and panoramic views of the Okanagan Valley, comes alive with the sounds of renowned musicians. From vibrant concerts to intimate performances, the amphitheatre serves as a gathering place for the community.