Growing Forward in the Okanagan
The Okanagan Valley, is world renowned as a premier wine growing region. Stretching over 250 kilometers, the Valley is nestled between the Coast Mountains to the west and the Monashee Mountains to the east. The Okanagan lays in a rain shadow which results in a very low average rainfall.
The area is known for its intense growing season – with higher and longer daytime temperatures than other neighbouring regions.
The dry and moderate climate and distinct soil provides exceptional growing conditions for grapes that craft into great wines. In fact, the Okanagan region is home to more than 80% of the BC’s vineyard acreage, and its wineries are consistently awarded in international competitions.
‘our next vintage will be better than the one before’
We continually strive to create a portfolio of wines that highlight the unique characteristics of the Okanagan Valley region.
We craft each of our wines with exceptional precision and care. Each bottle of wine is made with grapes that are hand harvested and pressed with our two state-of-the-art German presses – the largest in British Columbia.
Grizzli Winery uses a combination of traditional and newly inspired winemaking methods to produce a world-class range of wines.
As continual growth and innovation is our vision, we create each varietal and vintage to proudly stand among the world’s finest.
Behind the Name
Grizzli Winery is named after the brown bear native to North America. Our logo features both the Grizzly bear and the maple leaf, two iconic Canadian symbols.
Grizzli’s namesake has a historical association, as Kelowna is the First Nations name for grizzly bear.
Inspired and Driven by Our Community
We are a local hub, accessible and accepting of all.
Our core is local and we are moved by our community and an active member supporting the growth of our community.
Through unique partnerships and fundraising with local charitable organizations, to creating events that inspire the local community, Grizzli Winery aims to create exceptional memories that are distinctive to the Okanagan, to the Greater Kelowna Area, and distinctive to Grizzli.
From Our Family to Yours
Started by the Chang Family, Grizzli was built with a root philosophy of treating our team and our guests like family, and there is a family atmosphere in all that we do.
As the Grizzli family, we are empowered to make a positive impact on our guests.
We are more than just wine.
Great wine brings us together.
Together we gather to share what it means to live in the Okanagan Valley and we showcase this through our unique events.
We integrate our story with the story of our community and are proud to call the Okanagan our home.
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