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Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

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 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 is turn prevents the grape acids from dropping. That is what shapes the Gehringer style: a fine balance between ripe, sweet fruit and firm, clean acidity.

The Gehringer brother’s dream of an estate winery goes back to 1973. After high school Walter Gehringer went to West Germany for five years where he acquired his fine wine-making skills, graduating from the world-renowned University of Geisenheim with an Engineering degree in viticulture and oenology. His brother Gordon also spent four years in West Germany studying the wine master’s art and graduating with a degree from Weinsberg.

After their father Helmut & his brother Karl completed a seven year micro-climate evaluation, the present vineyard site was purchased in 1981. In 1985 the winery was built and the first vintage produced. The past 25 years of passionate winemaking is reflected in the unparalleled level of consistency. This dedication to capture the essence of the grape has crafted a tradition, consistently attaining VQA status and winning numerous awards. The Gehringer style is a symbiosis of terroir, ripe sweet fruit and firm acidity.

Today, the winery boasts an impressive line-up of 22 wines consisting of the following brands: Gehringer Brothers Classic, Private Reserve, Optimum, Dry Rock, Minus Nine and Signature Icewines.

Walter and Gordon are included in a very select group of qualified winemakers that are B.C. 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.

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Hours of Operation: 10am to 5pm daily

13166 326 Ave (Road 8), RR1 S23 C4, Oliver BC, V0H 1T0