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One of the Okanagan’s original grape-growers, Gehringer Brothers purchased their current vineyard site in 1981. Brothers Walter and Gordon studied winemaking in Germany in the 1970s. Walter and Gordon Gehringer are included in a very select group of qualified winemakers that are British Columbia-born yet have learned their craft in Europe. They compete amongst the world’s best year after year, and their hard work, and dedication to perfection has not gone unnoticed.
Located in the Okanagan’s premier grape region, Gehringer Brothers is nestled in the heart of the well-known Golden Mile area south of Oliver. It is tucked in among several neighbouring wineries, overlooking an expanse of vineyard and orchards as far as Osoyoos Lake.
The vineyards. Our favourite place on earth. Beautiful in every season. The vineyard’s southeast aspect and gentle slopes give the vines excellent exposure to sunshine, while the elevated location on the bench keeps the vines safely above the fall frost zone. The high mountain slopes behind the vineyards to the west provide evening shade, resulting in a rapid cool-off during summer, which in turn prevents the grape acids from dropping. This is what shapes the Gehringer style: a fine balance between ripe, sweet fruit and firm, clean acidity.
The Gehringer style is a symbiosis of terroir, ripe aromatic fruit and firm acidity. This dedication to capture the essence of the grape has crafted a tradition, consistently attaining VQA status and winning numerous awards.
Today, the winery boasts an impressive line-up of 20 wines from 12 different varietals. Spanning a range of styles from crisp whites, fruity reds, luscious late harvests, and all the way to rich and intense Icewines.
“We strive for wines of excellent quality that are easy to drink and that represent a good value. Proof of our quality is demonstrated by the number of awards that we win, year after year.” – Walter Gehringer.