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Crowsnest Vineyards

Crowsnest Vineyards is nestled in the Similkameen Valley on the Upper Bench near Cawston. This site has a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains and gorgeous evening sun. The winery, which was established in 1995 is named after BC. Highway number 3, which is also known as Crowsnest Highway. You are invited by Olaf, Sabine, Ann and Sacha Heinecke to visit and enjoy the surroundings, and to taste traditional handcrafted Estate wines.

You are welcome to tour around the vineyard and through the winery. Olaf, Sascha and Ann will answer all your questions about the methods used in the vineyard and how the wines are made. Sabine and the staff lead a tasting through the different wines. The Crowsnest winemaking approach is showcased in the many different styles produced from the Estate grown grapes.

After the tasting you are invited to relax in the new lounge that has a wine cellar atmosphere, and enjoy authentic German food served with fine wines to compliment your meal.

The dining room and patio feature exquisite European cuisine with weekly features driven by seasonal fresh local ingredients. Open from Wednesday to Monday from 12 noon to 10pm; with the Tuesday closure to enable weekly fresh ingredient gathering for the feature dishes. Fresh baked breads and seasonal pizzas from the wood fire oven are staples of the European menu.

On the patio in the summer months, as a change to wine you are welcome to enjoy small batch apple cider, produced on site from apples harvested from neighbouring orchards.

The wine and gift shop is open seven days a week between 10am and 5pm featuring the handcrafted wines of Crowsnest to taste and discover. This hidden gem is a great place to lose yourself for an afternoon, an evening, or even for a few days with seven comfortable German style Landgastoff (Country Inn) guest rooms to choose from.