We take pride in our position as one of the pioneers of the Golden Mile Bench, located in the Okanagan Valley.
It is BC’s first sub-geographical indication “sub-GI” (or sub region) within the larger area of the Okanagan Valley. The Golden Mile Bench is situated on the western slope of the valley south of Oliver with a mostly southerly aspect, which provides a warm climate for growing premium grapes. Its location on the west side of the valley results in morning, rather than afternoon sunshine, with the mountains on the west side of the valley providing shade in the late afternoon. This benefits the vines at the height of summer when temperatures can reach 42°C and become too hot for the vines, where they will go into survival mode and “shut down”, which stops photosynthesis and the ripening process.