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 Indigenous-owned winery in North America, we are inspired to express our culture in everything we do. Our Winery itself is a bold celebration and a 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-winning 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 Indigenous 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.

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.

 
 
 

Indigenous Resources

Indigenous Resources

On September 30th, we’ll come together to honour, reflect and take action during National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. To help you take this step forward, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you can learn about Indigenous history and become an informed ally.

RESOURCES

Amnesty International - "10 Ways to be a Genuine Ally to Indigenous Communities"
Native Land
Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
We Thrive
Indigenous Tourism BC
Destination Indigenous

LEADERS

Chief Clarence Louie
Perry Bellegarde
Autumn Peltier
Joseph Shawana
Jody Wilson-Raybould
Sarain Fox

VOICES/INFLUENCERS

Shayla Oulette Stonechild
Sierra Tasi Baker
Michelle Chubb

BUSINESSES

Pânsâwân
Raven Reads
Cheekbone Beauty
Warren Steven Scott
Linda Anderson
Spirit Bear Coffee
One Arrow Meat

RESTAURANTS

Thunderbird Café
Salmon n' Bannock
Kekuli Café
Mr. Bannock Indigenous Cuisine
The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry