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Lariana Cellars is a boutique-style winery featuring small lot, handcrafted wines from Osoyoos, BC. Their story began decades ago with 10 acres of property on Osoyoos Lake, located at the southern most tip of the Okanagan Valley. Originally known as Shady Lagoon Campsite, the lakeside remains an RV Park while the upper portion has changed from orchard to vineyard.
It wasn’t until 2007 that the promise of a shiny new tractor inspired us to replace our fruit trees with grapevines. The vineyard was planted under the advice and direction of one of the Okanagan’s most respected pioneers in grape growing, Richard Cleave.
The countless hours we invest and the careful growing practices we employ result in premium grapes that are a true reflection of our unique microclimate. Hot, dry days and cool, crisp nights as well as the moderating effect of Osoyoos lake create an ideal environment for producing deep, flavourful varieties such as Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carménère. In 2012, after three years of selling our crop to local wineries, we decided to take the plunge and Lariana Cellars was born.
We’ve been exploring the art of viticulture since our teens. From the days of working at Shannon-Pacific vineyard on Black Sage Road in Oliver, to hauling grapes down to the coast to be crushed under the feet of friends; to our beginnings of making Okanagan wine with friends for many years, to our early dabbling in creative at-home experimentation, wine has always been our calling.
Founding family members, Larry and Anna, were a huge influence on our decision to follow our passion. Their unwavering foresight and zest for adventure inspired us to name our winery for them, keeping our motivation to have fun creating serious wine constantly on the tips of our tongues.
Our garage-style winery is located alongside our 5 acre vineyard. With the help of winemaker and friend, Senka Tennant, we combine classic vinification practices with innovative new methods, respecting the land and fruit, and being as gentle as possible. Handmade with care, we hope to offer wines that are cherished and shared. We specialize in single varietal Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carménère as well as our red blend that we name after each vintage year.
Head south on Highway 97 from Osoyoos town center. Go all the way to the end and right before the Canada-U.S border make a left turn at 6th and wind your way down to the winery.
Dan & Carol Scott