As Osoyoos Indian Band flourishes, so too does Okanagan’s wine tourism – Surrey Now-Leader
Indigenous practices have driven growth of South Okanagan’s wine history and agricultural influence
Apr. 23, 2018
In the Okanagan Valley, conversations inevitably return to the one subject everyone here, or any visitor who has ever been here, is eager to wax on about: the farmland.
It is abundant, picturesque, inviting, and vital. Approximately 200 kilometres long and 20 kilometres wide, the valley is responsible for producing most of the fruits grown in British Columbia.
More and more, the region’s agricultural activities are focused on the planting and harvesting of a single species, Vitis vinifera, the vines that blossom each year with grapes.
All kinds of grapes. You know the names: Pinot noir, Merlot, Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, and so many more.
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