Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery - Our Story
Walter and Gordon Gehringer are included in a very select group of qualified winemakers that are British Columbia-born yet have learned their craft in Europe. They compete amongst the world's best year after year, and their hard work, and dedication to perfection has not gone unnoticed. Join us on this web site to learn about our winemaking and our wines, located on the famous Golden Mile Bench between Oliver and Osoyoos in the South Okanagan Valley. Click here for a winery brochure.
To Our Wine Loving Friends:
Our tasting room is open! With your safety as our highest priority, we'll all have a little different experience, but the same delicious wines. We will once again welcome you to the tasting room while following safety protocols established by WorkSafeBC. We are open daily 10am - 530pm.
No reservations required. Tastings will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Our protocols are best implemented with groups of 6 or less, so please call ahead with larger groups. Only a limited number of guests can be accommodated in the wine shop to ensure a safe environment for all customers, so your patience and understanding is appreciated.
Among our new protocols are separate wine tasting stations. Staff will also be wearing face shields for your protection and theirs. Each tasting area will be thoroughly sanitized between tastings and visitors. We'll also have hand sanitizer available as you enter and depart, and in the washroom.
To make it simple and safe, we'll package the wine you choose and have it ready for you at the register.
If you have any questions, please contact us! (250) 498-3537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locally we are still open to clients calling in to order/buy wine via credit card, phone-in, or web orders, and picking it up at the winery door.
For clients ordering from outside the area, we are shipping as usual with phone-in, email, or web orders. Telephone: 250-498-3537
Thanks for your understanding at this time.
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We look forward to seeing you at the winery.
The Gehringer Family and Staff
Explore the Vineyards
After their father Helmut & his brother Karl completed a seven year micro-climate evaluation, the present vineyard site was purchased in 1981. In 1985 the winery was built and the first vintage produced. The past 35 years of passionate winemaking on the Golden Mile Bench is reflected in the unparalleled level of consistency.
This dedication to capture the essence of the grape has crafted a tradition, consistently attaining VQA status and winning numerous awards.
Experience Our Wines
Today, the winery boasts an impressive line-up of 20+ wines consisting of the following labels: Gehringer Brothers Classic, Private Reserve, Optimum, Dry Rock Vineyards, Minus Nine and Signature Icewines. The Gehringer style is a symbiosis of terroir, ripe sweet fruit, and firm acidity.
We strive for wines of excellent quality that are easy to drink and that represent a good value. Proof of our quality is demonstrated by the number of awards that we win, year after year.
Discover the Winemaking Process
The Gehringer brothers' dream of an estate winery goes back to 1973. After high school Walter Gehringer went to West Germany for five years where he acquired his fine wine-making skills, graduating from the world-renowned University of Geisenheim with an Engineering degree in viticulture and oenology.
Gordon Gehringer also spent four years in West Germany studying the wine master’s art and graduating with a degree from the State College and Research Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture in Weinsberg.