Two of the Okanagan’s newest wineries are set to open their doors to the public this month.
Grizzli, a 60,000-square-foot, Tuscany inspired winery takes its name from the Sylix/Okanagan people and the meaning of the name of Kelowna.
“Kelowna’s Westside is rapidly becoming one of B.C.’s most exciting wine producing and tasting destinations for quality wines,” said John Chang, the owner behind Grizzli Winery at the announcement last year.
“We wanted the winery’s architecture and landscape design to provide an experience that would enhance visitor’s experience and appreciation of our wines.”
Indigenous World, which also intends to open a distillery in the future, is one of the numerous business ventures of the Westbank First Nation under Chief Robert Louie.
It is the second Okanagan winery with aboriginal ownership – the first was Nk’Mip Cellars, which opened in 2002.
“Robert Louie and his wife Bernice are the originators of the Indigenous World concept,” reads the website.
“They are Okanagan Syilx descendants and have a strong passion for nature, the land and the rich history and traditions of the Syilx people.”
Both wineries are also looking for staff now.
Grizzli is looking to fill numerous positions, you can contact them online now.