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Howling Bluff Estate Wines

Located on the renowned Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Howling Bluff Estate Winery is a small family-owned estate winery that is the culmination of Luke Smith’s life long passion for great wines. After giving up his career in the investment industry, Luke, with his 21 year old son Daniel, is producing award-winning wines which started with their first vintage in 2006. Dedicated to producing small lots of fine wines, Luke and Daniel are building a legacy, a family winery for their future generations.

Our Vineyard, our Wines

"Our goal is to produce remarkable wine year after year in small lots."

"It is my firm belief that the world’s greatest wines come from small wineries working with a vineyard. Our Summa Quies Vineyard is a no compromise vineyard planted to exacting standards that allows us to coax, cajole and nudge Mother Nature into helping us grow the best fruit in the valley. The site was specifically chosen because of the deep clay soils and for the gently rolling nature of the site, but certainly not for the ease of farming. My son Daniel and I have worked for six years building the vineyard ourselves. The intimate knowledge of the vineyard we gained by doing all the work ourselves is put to use every day as we strive to improve the quality of the harvest each year. "

The deep cut formed by Three Mile Creek, now Three Mile Rd., allows cool evening air to flow over the vines at night while the rolling hills leave no room for mild frost to pool and harm the grapes in the fall. With a combination of overhead and drip irrigation and modern technology we have the best of the new world helping the vines, but the old world style still dominates our commitment to growing the best grapes anywhere.

Daniel and I are in the vineyard every day walking the rows looking for ways to help the vines be better. Only by personally getting our hands dirty each and every day do we know our vineyard intimately so that we can offer you the finest vintages, year after year.

Our passion creates wine for your pleasure.

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Tasting room hours: April 30th to October 15th 11am to 5pm

1086 Three Mile Rd, Penticton BC, V2A 8T7