50th Parallel Estate – truly one of Canada’s exemplary destination wineries – is set in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country in Lake Country, British Columbia. The 61-acre estate boasts award-winning architecture, panoramic views of Lake Okanagan, and produces international award-winning wines. The new glass ‘transparent’ tasting room is open year-round for visitors to enjoy.
50th Parallel Estate is home to the acclaimed regionally inspired restaurant, BLOCK ONE. A newly opened glass event centre is a one-of-a-kind destination for corporate functions, conferences, weddings and special events.
For fans of modern architecture, the building itself is a reason to take a scenic drive to Lake Country. The new building was recently awarded the ‘Best Winery’ and ‘Best Building’ in the 2018 BC Interior Commercial Building Awards.
We welcome you to join us this winter for an unparalleled wine and culinary experience during your stay in the Okanagan Valley.
-MEET ME AT THE 50TH-
Grant Stanley is a dual citizen of Canada and New Zealand, where he began his career working in the vineyards of Marlborough. Equipped with diplomas in viticulture and winemaking from Nelson Marlborough Institute of technology he moved to the north island where he became a willing and humble slave to the high priests of Pinot Noir in Martinborough. His A-type personality soon led him to become compulsive, obsessive and devoted to Pinot Noir. In 2003, after 15 vintages with prestigious wineries in New Zealand and Oregon’s Willamette valley he was attracted to the incredible potential for growing and making high quality Pinot Noir in the Okanagan Valley. Grant left his New Zealand home and became the head of the viticulture and winemaking team at Quails Gate Winery for 10 years, making wine with a passionate heart and racking up countless international accolades for his masterful vintages. Grant now joins the 50th Parallel Management Team to complete the perfect pairing of place and people.