The Land Brings
Simple Pleasures To Life.

The Land Brings
Simple Pleasures To Life.

At Nk’Mip Cellars, we are the dedicated guardians of a proud legacy. As the first Aboriginal-owned winery in North America, we are inspired to express our culture in everything we do. Our Winery itself is a bold celebration and strong reflection of our commitment to authenticity and deep respect for our colourful past. We extend an invitation to discover, not only the international award-wining wines we produce, but also the relentless spirit and remarkable history that inspire them.

 

 

The land teaches us the power of patience and the pleasure of sharing.

Every Sip Takes you Back.

Every Sip Takes you Back.

The Osoyoos Indian Band, devoted to hard work, innovation, and responding to the challenges of nature, registered under the Indian Act as a reserve in 1877. The centuries-old home of the Osoyoos Indian Reserve is 32,000 acres of Sonoran Desert landscape. Surrounded by time-weathered mountains and dotted by magnificent mirrored lakes, it reaches from Vernon to Tonasket and from Rock Creek to Princeton, with settlements including Osoyoos, Keremeos, Penticton and Kelowna owing their names to the Aboriginal language.

Here in the hottest and driest part of Canada, over 500 Osoyoos Band members secure and share a legacy of hard work and a passionate respect for nature. The word Nk’Mip translates to “Bottomland” in English, being located at the southern end of the Osoyoos reservation.Today, the Nk’Mip Cellars are one of many business, health, social, educational and municipal initiatives that have earned the Band financial independence and high employment.

In the Cellar Series: Library Wine Tastings with
Winemaker Justin Hall

Explore the Cellar of North America’s first Aboriginal owned and operated winery with Winemaker and Osoyoos Indian Band member, Justin Hall. Sample from our collection of library wines and see for yourself how vintage conditions and time in the bottle shape the distinct personality of our signature wines. With a new theme each week, join us for one or all four of our unique tasting experiences.

Dates:                        Click on Event Title to Reserve

Fri Jan 26th, 2018      Nk’Mip Pillars: Pinot Blanc & Syrah

Fri Feb 2nd, 2018      Wine Enthusiast Favourites: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

Fri Feb 9th, 2018       All About Riesling

Fri Feb 16th, 2018      Big and Bold: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Mer’r’iym

Time:     2pm – 3pm

Location: Underground Cellar, Nk’Mip Cellars, 1400 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos, B.C.

Price: $25.00, $15.00 Wine Club & Industry

Please note: Each tasting session includes 8 samples of wine from mixed vintages ranging from 2002 to current vintage. The route to the Underground Cellar includes stairs, so comfortable foot wear is recommended.

BC and Alberta Family Day Weekends 2018

BC Family Day Weekend - Sat. Feb 10th & Sun. Feb 11th
Alberta Family Day Weekend  - Sat. Feb 17th & Sun. Feb 18th

Celebrate Family Day Weekend at Nk'mip Cellars with
The Perfect Union Wine & Cheese Tour

Experience the art of food and wine pairing with 5 award winning Nk’Mip wines, expertly matched with 5 delicious cheeses. On this tour, you will be guided through the winery, then seated in our private underground cellar for your pairing experience. You will be overlooking our red barrel room while one of our experts leads you through the fun and exciting world of pairing cheese & wine.

Tour begins at 2pm, runs approximately 90 minutes

$20 per person, $15 Wine Club

Limited seating. Reservations required. Tour route includes stairs.

Unable to join us for a tour? Stop in for complimentary wine tasting and food samples all weekend – no reservations required.

We are what we were
and always will be.

We're Inspired To Capture
Time In A Bottle.

We're Inspired To Capture
Time In A Bottle.

Our Team represents a timeless culture. On behalf of over 500 Band members, we welcome the opportunity to represent our love of land in a way that preserves the authenticity of the past while offering simple pleasures to the present.