About our Winery
Peaceful serenity, natural beauty and romantic ambiance … come discover the heaven we have created. Amid the splendor of scenic Summerland, Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery, a friendly, family run vineyard and winery that opened its gates on August 12, 2011, is quickly gaining a strong reputation for delicious award-winning wines.
After having been an orchardist for over 20 years prior, winemaker, Andy Sarglepp’s love and expertise of growing turned to grapes. With the vast knowledge of wine consultant, Christine Leroux, on his side, Andy’s desire to create the best wines possible became a goal.
Heaven’s Gate, once a thriving peach orchard, is now home to our handcrafted wines made from only 100% BC grown premium quality grapes. Our vines, which were imported from France, were planted in the spring of 2009.
We believe that it is quality, not quantity that matters when handcrafting our wines and have taken the utmost care in creating our vineyard, cellar and wine shop.
We invite our guests to visit our unique log cabin wine shop for a tasting of our wines. We welcome our visitors to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with their favourite bottle of wine, and relax on our beautiful, spacious and comfortable patio while basking in the Okanagan summer sun, all while savoring the soothing sounds of the cascading fountain, and the breathtaking view overlooking Okanagan Lake. With our devotion to Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery, we have the inspiration to create an array of fabulous wines, and together with the creation of a unique experience for our guests, our faith lies in the anticipation of good things to come … hopefully another Revelation.
We are inspired by our love of great wine but also our desire to create something special. Something people have never seen before — a memorable and enjoyable experience for our guests.
“We have created this winery and our wine shop with the aspiration that people will come and enjoy the little piece of heaven we have created.”
With our beautiful cascading fountain on the patio, and our spacious luxury seating available for our guests to enjoy, we have created something we wanted to share with many … with the natural beauty we have in our own back yard.
Our Winery Pets
Our beautiful Maggie, a friendly golden Lab with a playful disposition, may welcome you upon your arrival to Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery. She is so very excited to play with everyone she meets and will likely bring her toy right to you. Maggie, our pretty little pin-up girl, is Miss October in the 2013 Winery Dogs of BC Calendar and Poster. Look for her next appearance in the 2014 calendar.
|Look for Maggie in the 2015 calendar!|