At 8th Generation Vineyard our story is one that has been etched out of tradition and flavored with passion. It is the story of a love affair that began in 1783 when Christian Schales planted his first grapes in the small Rheinhessen Village of Dalsheim. And today, 8 generations later, the story continues in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Armed with generations of winemaking and grape growing experience behind them and his grandfather’s winepress, Bernd and Stefanie Schales left Germany May 2003 in search of a new adventure and a new chapter for their next generation.

Why have we choosen the Okanagan? We “hand picked” it after exploring wine regions in Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, East Coast of the USA and the Niagara Region. As first-time visitors in 2002 to the Valley we were struck by the truly unique terroir, cool climate, fertile soils and welcoming farming community. This all confirmed our decision to start our next family chapter in Canada.

Owned In: British Columbia


Last Updated July 13, 2021

Made In Summerland, BC:

  • White Wine
  • Rosé Wine
  • Frizzante Wine
  • Red Wine

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