Hours:
March thru April 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
May thru June 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
July thru August 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
September thru October 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

4318 Black Sage Road, Oliver, V0H 1T1
250-498-0666

Website: http://www.blackhillswinery.com/

 

 

The Estate

Outstanding Terroir

blackhills_logo [Converted]The terroir on which our vineyards sit has become recognized as some of the most exceptional in Canada. Located on the famed Black Sage road north of Osoyoos, we are right in the middle of Canada’s only official desert. This gives our vineyards a microclimate that puts us among the hottest, driest and sunniest sites in the country.

With our northern latitude we enjoy longer sunlight hours than Napa Valley does in the key growing months of June through August. Our west-facing orientation combined with our deep desert sand gives us intense daytime heat followed by very cool nights. This exceptional diurnal temperature variation allows the grapes to fully ripen by day and then retain the acidity by night. The result in that our vineyard yields intensely flavorful grapes. With careful irrigation techniques and intensely focused viticulture practices, these are ideal growing conditions for growing the Bordeaux and Rhone varietals we have in our vineyards. In fact, we are so terroir-centric in our thinking, that our winegrower lives right in the middle of our vineyard. He quite literally eats, sleeps and breathes our grapes!