Acknowledging the land is a traditional custom of indigenous peoples when welcoming outsiders. It is also one way in which settlers can affirm their commitment to truth and reconciliation. The owners and employees of Apricus Cellars would like to acknowledge that our winery is situated on the traditional, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. We are grateful to have the opportunity to create, collaborate, and work on this land, with members of this community. In addition, as a partnership between indigenous and non-indigenous people, we recognize how fortunate we are that our presence together on this land provides us with the opportunity to set forth a path towards meaningful reconciliation.
THE MEANING OF APRICUS:
Apricus Cellars was born out of our love for the climate, land, soil, and sun of the South Okanagan and the fruit grown in those elements. Apricus (äˈpriːkʊs̠) is a medieval Latin word that means both ’basking in sunshine’ and ‘delectable’. No word better describes our wine and the environment in which we produce it.
Of utmost importance at Apricus Cellars is showcasing the outstanding quality of the fruit grown for us just minutes up the road. One of our owners often says, “you can’t make chicken salad out of chicken droppings. Likewise, you can’t make the best wine without the best grapes”. From our light and refreshing Pinot Gris to our bold Cabernet Sauvignon dominant Meritage blend, you’re sure to taste the quality of our grapes in each and every bottle.
The meaning of apricus
- sunny, having lots of sunshine, warmed by the sun
Tastings & Experiences
Daily Tasting Experience
$10 per person to taste 4 wines – refundable with purchase