In 1981, the Okanagan was largely undiscovered as a wine region, instead it was renowned for the quality of its stonefruit orchards. Our founder, Anthony von Mandl saw something different. In a speech given to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 2nd, 1981, he shared his vision: “I would like to share with you this dream – a dream with vision and scope, that without a single doubt will convincingly show you that this majestic valley is resting on the threshold of being an economic giant. When I look out over the valley, I see world class vinifera vineyards winding their way down the valley, numerous estate wineries each distinctively different, charming inns and bed and breakfast cottages seducing tourists from around the world while intimate cafes and restaurants captivate the visitor in a magical setting. In short, the dream is the Napa Valley of Canada, but much more!”
Over the next four decades, von Mandl’s vision has guided us at Mission Hill. From the organic and regenerative farming of our vineyards to our award-winning wines and world-class hospitality, we are driven by the relentless pursuit of excellence at every turn.
Now, after being recognized as Canada’s only five-time winner of Winery of the Year and receiving multiple best varietal awards on the international stage, we continue to draw inspiration from the valley and the vineyards we tend to. For us, the journey is just beginning.
Only five time 'Winery of the Year' winner at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards.
Mission Hill Family Estate wins ‘Best Canadian Red Wine’ at the Decanter World Wine Awards.
Mission Hill Family Estate is awarded International Trophy for 'Best Pinot Noir in the World' at the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards.
Terrace Restaurant named ‘One of the Top Five Winery Restaurants in the World’ by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Architect Tom Kundig begins a 6-year transformation of the Mission Hill Family Estate.
The 1992 Grand Reserve Chardonnay takes home the Avery Trophy for ‘Best Chardonnay’ at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.
Anthony von Mandl founds Mission Hill Winery, one of the first in the Okanagan Valley.
Designed by Tom Kundig, Mission Hill Family Estates was built to stand the test of time.
The architecture represents Mission Hill Family Estate’s values: understanding the past to inform the future and celebrating the Okanagan Valley.
The Terrace Restaurant features regionally-inspired dishes paired with wine cultivated from our estate vineyards. Working closely with local, sustainable farmers, the culinary team sources foods grown naturally near the vineyards — “if it grows together, it goes together”.
With open-air seating, rolling vineyards unfold before you, providing a serene view while you dine. On the terrace, immerse yourself in the Okanagan Valley with beautiful scenery, local food, and thoughtful wine.
Our boutique features a curated compilation of goods sourced from estate sales, auctions, and our Proprietor’s private collection, along with new finds, such as books, glassware, and of course wine. Always changing and unlike any other store in the Okanagan Valley, this is a place to get lost and explore before or after our wine experiences.
My goal was to provide a sense of place. Somewhere you can step out of the everyday world and into a sanctuary that’s all about the timelessness of wine.
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Plan Your Visit
Experience the Okanagan Valley with a visit to Mission Hill Family Estate. We will be welcoming visitors back to estate for tastings and scheduled events, as of Friday, August 25. Our Terrace Restaurant will re-open August 31. While reservations are recommended, our doors are open for all guests.
Daily: 11am - 6pm
Terrace Restaurant Hours
Dining at the Estate