Media Release: Canada’s First Wine Village Set to Launch in 2020
Published on November 20, 2019
The first village of its kind in Canada, District Wine Village will bring small-batch wine, beer, cider and spirit producers together alongside unique events and creative culinary offerings, all in one exceptional South Okanagan location.
Breaking ground in spring 2020, District Wine Village stems from the visionaries at Greyback Construction in Penticton, BC. Having been responsible for many prestigious winery builds in the Okanagan, their team saw an opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind village where small, craft producers can start their own business, without the need to invest in a large-scale facility of their own.
Located at the north end of Oliver, BC, District Wine Village will serve as the gateway to Canada’s Wine Capital and will give 16 artisan producers the chance to create their own brand with a low capital investment and operational assistance along the way. Each of the 16 individual spaces offers operators a fully-equipped production facility that includes access to a shared crush pad and operational resources, as well as a built-in tasting room to build their direct-to-consumer brands. In addition to the onsite tasting rooms, District Wine Village will also feature a 600-person entertainment centre for concerts and events, as well as onsite culinary offerings to give guests a truly distinct taste of the Okanagan.
“Ultimately, this project is all about community,” remarks Greyback Construction General Manager Matt Kenyon. “Not only are we creating a diverse community for our resident wineries, cideries, breweries, distilleries and eateries, but we are really looking to be a significant economic driver for our local communities and support the future growth of wine and culinary tourism in the South Okanagan.”
To learn more about District Wine Village, visit DistrictWineVillage.com and be sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram for project updates.