When Mission Hill was established, Canada's Okanagan Valley was largely undiscovered as a winemaking region - but all that was about to change.
It was 1981 when wine seller Anthony von Mandl took over the abandoned former monastery, after studying the viability of the region for a Mosel based winery who were intrigued by the possibility of grape growing there. Recognising the land's potential, Anthony got to work, eventually expanding his winery enough to purchase its own vineyards in 1996. Now, the estate spans five of the Okanagan's growing regions; West Kelowna, East Kelowna, Naramata Bench, Black Sage Bench and Osoyoos, and produces wines that are at the pinnacle of quality Canadian winemaking.
In just three decades, Mission Hill has been able to place Okanagan Valley on the world wine map, winning a staggering number of awards, as well as being named 'Canadian Winery of the Year' six times. Their portfolio is internationally recognised for their Bordeaux-style reds, elegant Pinot Noirs, and aromatic whites that reflect this unique region's climate and terroir. All grapes are grown sustainably through organic farming.