A truly unique winery
Nestled on the historic Bennett Property in West Kelowna, British Columbia, Frind Estate Winery stands as a groundbreaking venture that combines technology, agriculture, and a rich family farming history. Founded by Markus Frind, the creator of Plenty of Fish, Frind Estate Winery is not only the first beach winery in North America but also one of the most advanced wineries in the world. With its picturesque location and cutting-edge technology, Frind Estate Winery offers a truly distinctive wine tasting experience. In this blog post, we will explore the captivating story of Frind Estate Winery, its commitment to innovation, and the breathtaking views that await visitors.
A Historical Gem
Situated on the renowned Bennett Property, Frind Estate Winery occupies a site steeped in history. Purchased in 2017 by Markus Frind after selling his company, the property has a profound connection to the Bennett family, who have a farming legacy spanning over 500 years. The Bennett family home, which has been meticulously renovated, served as the residence for former BC Premier Bill Bennett and his family during his tenure from 1976 to 1982. The property’s significance deepens as it was once the abode of W.A.C Bennett, Bill’s father, who held the distinction of being the longest-serving Premier of British Columbia from 1952 to 1973. Notably, W.A.C Bennett was also the president of the Okanagan’s first winery, “Calona Wines.”
The Intersection of Technology and Agriculture
Markus Frind’s entrepreneurial spirit and love for technology found new expression when he ventured into the world of winemaking. Combining his passion for agriculture and his technological expertise, Frind Estate Winery became a pioneering force in the industry. The winery utilizes cutting-edge technology throughout the winemaking process, ensuring exceptional quality and distinct flavors in each bottle. From precision viticulture to state-of-the-art fermentation techniques, Frind Estate Winery continues to push boundaries and elevate the art of winemaking.
Awe-Inspiring Lakefront Location
Frind Estate Winery’s idyllic location at 3725 Boucherie Road offers visitors a mesmerizing view of the sparkling Okanagan Lake. The estate’s beachfront setting sets it apart from other wineries, providing a unique and serene atmosphere for wine enthusiasts to indulge in their favorite blends. The picturesque landscape, with its rolling vineyards, majestic mountains, and the tranquil lake, creates a captivating backdrop for an unforgettable tasting experience.
A Destination of Elegance and Hospitality
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed into a warm and inviting tasting room, where they can savor the flavors of Frind Estate Winery’s exceptional wines while marveling at the panoramic lake view. Knowledgeable staff members are on hand to guide visitors through the tasting process, offering insights into the winemaking techniques and sharing stories about the estate’s rich history. Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a novice enthusiast, the staff’s expertise and passion ensure an enjoyable and educational experience for all.
A must visit
Frind Estate Winery in West Kelowna stands as an extraordinary testament to Markus Frind’s dedication to innovation, agriculture, and preserving a rich family farming history. As North America’s first beach winery, Frind Estate Winery offers a wine tasting experience like no other, where cutting-edge technology meets the timeless beauty of the Okanagan Valley. With its breathtaking lakefront location, a commitment to exceptional winemaking, and warm hospitality, Frind Estate Winery promises an unforgettable journey through the flavors, history, and natural splendor of British Columbia’s wine country. Visit Frind Estate Winery and embark on a remarkable adventure that celebrates the union of technology and tradition in winemaking
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