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NK'Mip Cellars

NK'Mip Cellars Nk'Mip {pronounced "ñk-meep"} Cellars, North America's first aboriginal owned and operated winery, is a joint venture between the Osoyoos Indian Band and Vincor International, opened in August 2002. Nk'Mip wines include a Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Merlot. The age of the vines is reflected in the depth and complexity of these wines. The grapes were sourced from the Bands' 243 acre Inkameep Vineyard, first planted in 1968. A newly planted vineyard, surrounding the winery, includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The winery is the second phase of a $25 million Nk'Mip project that will see the development of the winery, an all season RV park, an executive nine hole golf course, and an accommodations and conference hall on a 1,200 acre parcel of the Band's land that adjoins the town of Osoyoos and fronts onto Osoyoos Lake. The lakeside property is as beautiful as any in the Okanagan and enjoys long, hot summers and relatively short, mild winters with minimum rainfall. Those who grew up spending summers in Osoyoos will likely remember the original campsite location, which has now been transformed.


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1400 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos, BC, CA, V0H 1V0 Email:
Phone: 250-495-2985 Web:
Fax: 250-495-2986
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  Chardonnay VQA
This fragrant Chardonnay exhibits fresh aromas of pineapple, melon and tropical fruit. Velvety flavours of baked apple and layered spice lead into a buttery, rich full mouth-feel and creamy oak finish. These characteristics were achieved through aging 60% of the vintage in French Oak barrels for 10 months.
  Merlot VQA
The wine weaves intricate flavours of plum, cassis & fresh tobacco that layer harmoniously with subtle clove and cocoa leading into a concentrated toasty finish. It is the perfect pairing for grilled red meats, hearty stews, lamb 7 tomato based pastas.
  NK'Mip Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay VQA
Rich and nutty in flavour, offering lots of caramel , marzipan and pear. Enticing and aromatic with sublte layering of honey and pineapple followed by a lingering vanilla finish.
  NK'Mip Qwam Qwmt MeritageVQA
This Meritage is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot grapes. A hearty, rich red, with full and focused flavours of ripe blackberry and tobacco leaf, lead into a generous full mouth feel and long structured, smokey finish.
  NK'Mip Qwam Qwmt Merlot VQA
The aromas and flavours of dark chocolate, black cherries, vanilla and spice offer up a well rounded full palate of fruit and spice leading into a lingering rich berry finish.
  NK'Mip Qwam Qwmt Pinot Noir VQA
This elegant Pinot Noir weaves rich rhubarb and field strawberry on the nose. Layers of pepper and spice seamlessly blend with earthy characteristics, influenced by firm balanced tannins and a delicate oak, leaving an impressive vanilla finish.
  NK'Mip Qwam Qwmt Riesling Icewine
The defined mid palate progresses into a mouthwatering, powerful finish that is inspired by well-integrated acidity.
  Pinot Blanc VQA
This wine is bright and lively with an explosion of pineapple and tropical notes followed by a crisp racy finish. Generous notes of citrus with an underlying mineral nuance complete this well-balanced wine.
  Pinot Noir VQA
This complex Pinot Noir, rich in garnet colour with inviting aromas of classic cherry and raspberry, weaves intense flavours of black pepper, vanilla bean and spice, supported by a smooth toast finish.
  Riesling VQA
Dry in style, the flavours are well balanced and are supported by a crisp, refreshing finish. This wine pairs beautifully with halibut, sole, scampi & grilled chicken alfredo & mousaka.


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