Our History

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AT THORNHAVEN WE HANDCRAFT THE FINEST QUALITY OF WINES

Established in 1999, Thornhaven’s southwestern Santa Fe style reflects the natural landscape of the semi-arid Okanagan climate, where dry grasses, cacti, sagebrush and Ponderosa pine thrive.

Perfectly designed for wine making, the winery’s unique structure allows gravity to transport the fruit juice from the crush-pad to the cellar, eliminating the effects of pumping.

Thornhaven sits on Little Giant’s Head Mountain, with a spectacular view of both Okanagan Lake and the magnificent surrounding mountains, an area many people have likened to Tuscany. 

We have a total of 18.5 acres in three vineyards planted to Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Merlot, Orange Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer.

We use both French and American Oak barrels and stainless steel tanks to accommodate the discerning tastes of those who enjoy an oak taste and those who do not.

With the help of our admired consulting winemaker Christine Leroux and our cellar master Jason Fraser, we produce 34,000 litres, about 5000 cases of wine a year.

As of 2016 our classic wines consist of

Whites

Pinot Gris

Tortured Grape

Gewurztraminer

Brooklyn's Blend

Infusion

Reds

Pinot Meunier

Pinot Noir

Merlot

Syrah

Rosé

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Our charming tasting room offers these wines daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from May to October.

Our stunning patio is open for guests to bring a picnic while enjoying our classic wines and breathtaking views.

Elevations

• Okanagan Lake 355 m

• Summerland Town 479 m

• Thornhaven 500m

OUR PROCESS

Stainless steel tanks and French and American Oak barrels are used to create our distinctive handcrafted red and white wines. Cellar Master Jason Fraser and wine-making consultant Christine Leroux together create some of the finest award-winning wines around.

Every aspect of the wine creation is overseen by the Fraser family, from the delicate art of the growing stages right through to the final stages of the finished product.

Great care is taken at our winery to ensure we only handcraft the finest wines. They are produced from six diverse vineyards located around Giant’s Head Mountain. Together, our 18 estate acres and 16 purchased acres produce our distinctive wine list.

Our wines include plantings of: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Merlot, Gamay, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and the rare Orange Muscat.