We have a long history of growing grapes in British Columbia, but it wasn’t until the late 1970s and early 1980s when winemaking began in earnest. By the 1990s, wine labels boasted recognizable words like merlot and chardonnay and we began achieving acclaim. Our province now has more than 300 licensed wineries, growing grapes in a number of regions.
The Okanagan Valley has risen from a strong agricultural foundation, growing as a diverse cultural tourism destination with each year bringing new recognition of the local bounty. It boasts award-winning restaurants, wineries with new international acclaim, and a vibrant arts scene. So it’s no surprise to see a winery embracing this cultural diversity and adding their own unique offering to the mix. Liquidity Wines in Okanagan Falls is equal parts winery, bistro, and art gallery.
Summer or winter, the Okanagan inspires with sparkling sapphire water and warm sandy beaches or brilliant bluebird skies and layers of fresh snow. There’s reason why the region is home to so many skilled artists. Whether it be in arid landscapes captured by sparse brushstrokes or with a collection of hand-thrown pottery, the artistic element can be found in public or private art galleries in the valley from south to north.