Located in the Okanagan’s premier grape region, Gehringer Brothers is nestled in the heart of the well-known Golden Mile area south of Oliver. It is tucked in among several neighbouring wineries, overlooking an expanse of vineyard and orchards as far as Osoyoos Lake.
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 a 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.
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.
The Gehringer style is a symbiosis of terroir, ripe aromatic fruit and firm acidity. This dedication to capture the essence of the grape has crafted a tradition, consistently attaining VQA status and winning numerous awards.
Today, the winery boasts an impressive line-up of 20 wines from 12 different varietals. Spanning a range of styles from crisp whites, fruity reds, luscious late harvests, and all the way to rich and intense Icewines.
“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.” - Walter Gehringer