8th Generation Vineyard

8th Generation Vineyard, Summerland: Hours, Address, 8th Generation Vineyard Reviews: 4.5/5

8th Generation Vineyard
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Our family's heritage in wine making dates back to 1783. We are the eighth consecutive generation to produce fine wines, and the first generation to do so in the New World. 8th Generation Vineyard is an ultra contemporary winery, deeply rooted in tradition. We welcome you to experience our wine making history! Bernd H. Schales, 8th Generation Winemaker Stefanie Schales, 10th Generation Winegrower
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Dawne G
2 contributions
Amazing
May 2021 • Friends
Out standing service. Staff went above for our group. Thank you!!!!!
The vineyard is so beautiful. So much to look at and enjoy.
Written May 16, 2021
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Hansi
Gold Canyon, AZ1,419 contributions
Wonderful wines, especially the Riesling! It is awesome!
Oct. 2020
My wife and I visited the winery this month. We were very impressed with not just the wines but also with the way the tasting was conducted. All done very cordial and yet professional. Mrs.Stefanie Schales is a great host and their Riesling is an absolute winner, it’s an amazing wine. But then, their Pino Noir is also excellent.

Meine Frau und ich besuchten das Weingut im Oktober dieses Jahres. Wir hatten das große Glück das die Chefin persönlich, Frau Stefanie Schales, die Weinprobe vornahm. Euer Riesling ist einsame Spitze, einfach herrlich aber der Pinot Noir ist mindestens ein Kauf von 2-3 Flaschen wert.
Written October 18, 2020
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KFGR
7 contributions
Waaay overpriced!
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Just got told it was a $10 tasting fee but they would waive it if you spent $40...each! Rip off! There’s over 400 wineries in the valley, you can do WAY better elsewhere!
Written August 25, 2020
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We do have a tasting fee and for that fee our guests enjoy a tasting of 5-6 ( bubbly included) of our estate wines with a winery team member which provides guests a more intimate, safe, less crowded, one on one experience. We let every guest know of our tasting fee and minimum purchase if they are wanting to book a tasting so there is no surprise at the end of the tasting to the fee's we request. There is no rip off intended. Every winery has different policies and tasting fees, and we stand by our policy.
Written August 26, 2020
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Voyager28541482447
1 contribution
Worst customer service ever experienced
Aug. 2020
I went to this winery with friends. We were on the deck leading into the wine shop staying the appropriate distance from others. I touched a "dirty" menu and was YELLED at by a teenage staff member to not touch this item and " go stand over there"....pointing. I am a senior. Disrespectful rude and unnecessary treatment.
When we were finally called to the shop window we were asked by a different staff member " why are you here"? We are at your winery to taste and purchase some wine ...I was thinking??
Respectful kind calm treatment of customers is an absolute must. This winery has lost my business and that of friends and family I would have brought with me.
Written August 22, 2020
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After having reviewed this day with staff and having been present myself during this day, I find this review quite surprising. We do have new guidelines in place in to ensure our guests and staff are kept safe and we must be sure that all guests follow these guidelines. This includes following the arrows laid out on our pathways and waiting to be greeted by our staff to check if you have a tasting booked or are here for a purchase. We try our best to accommodate walk up customers but again due to current restrictions we cannot not always offer tastings to every group that arrives. To address the dirty menu issue - sanitizing our tasting areas and menus between guests is of highest priority for us. This is to be sure that each and every guest can feel safe knowing they are in a clean and sanitized area. I understand how this may feel restrictive or feel that people are being too direct, but our staff must follow protocol put in place for the safety of everyone. We ask that people not sit or touch surfaces areas that have yet to be cleaned, this is yet again to ensure safety of all visiting our winery. I am confident that my staff did their very best to handle this situation. Our staff go above and beyond everyday to provide a welcoming experience to visitors.
Written August 25, 2020
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Leavethesn0wbehind
Vancouver, Canada95 contributions
Visit this gem
Aug. 2020
What an unexpected great surprise visiting this vineyard !!
Family owned and run for...wait for it...8 generations. You can feel the passion as they take time to describe the wines and history.
I think she was one of the owners who led out tasting. Really funny and informative.
Best experience of our week
Written August 21, 2020
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Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review! Happy to hear you enjoyed your time here at the winery - we hope to have you visit again next time you are in Summerland. Cheers!
Written August 25, 2020
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Rob Gough
22 contributions
A must do
Jul. 2020 • Couples
Some wine tasting hosts are just going through the motions; some are way too high-brow to be understood; the young lady at 8th Gen was so interesting and genuine it made for a great experience. To top it off the wine is AWESOME too.
Written July 11, 2020
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Hi Rob! Thank you for your kind review of our great staff and the winery! We truly have a wonderful team that takes pride in providing exceptional tastings!
Written July 14, 2020
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Blair
Edmonton, Canada10 contributions
Visit 8th Generation with Confidence
Jun. 2020
Had a great tasting on the covered patio with a knowledgeable younger host. He poured us the best sparkling wine on our trip (we bought a few bottles of "Confidence 2018" at a great price, but wish we bought more!).
Written July 3, 2020
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Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Confidence Frizzante - cheers!
Written July 14, 2020
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Samantha
Vancouver, Canada14 contributions
Customer Service Fail
Jun. 2020 • Couples
We arrived at the winery just to pick up a few bottles for our daughter in law, when we tried to pay, their card swiping machine was not working, the fella kept trying to put the transaction through. Natalie came over to help, offering different ways to make it work, even entering the numbers manually, etc. Natalie and the young gentleman were looking after us just fine when Beth came over and started abruptly telling us we should contact our bank as our card was not working, Natalie tried to keep the situation professional, and reiterated to Beth that they had been having trouble with the machine all day, to which Beth kept on telling “us” there is a problem with your card. I tried to explain to Beth that I work for a bank and that I just used my card 15 mins prior to this transaction and it worked fine. Beth was very rude, abrupt and had a real attitude with us. When were were sitting in our car about to leave Beth came out, gave us “a look”, got into her car and charged out of the winery lot. Staff like Beth shouldn’t work with the public. Natalie and the younger gentleman were lovely, professional and accommodating, thank you for making us feel welcome even when your coworker was extremely unprofessional and rude.
Written June 29, 2020
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Hi Samantha, After reading your review of your experience at my winery I am quite surprised by your review. After speaking with all the staff involved there did not seem to be any issue with the way Beth handled the transaction. Beth is our Operation Manager and was asked to help the staff figure out what the issue was with the machine. There was no personal issue and she was trying her best to figure out why the card was not working after hearing that Ethan had already tried multiple times to process it already. I have utmost confidence in my team and their professionalism in all situations. This is a very personal and undeserved review on a staff member that was doing their best to fix an issue. If you have any other thoughts please contact me directly at info@8thgeneration.com Stefanie Schales Owner
Written July 14, 2020
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Lisbon travels
Canada5 contributions
Wine tasting.
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Love this winery. Wines are great for a reasonable price. Jennifer was awesome. Spent time with us well past their closing time.
Written September 30, 2019
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Hele C
Vancouver, Canada12 contributions
An Okanagan wine trip must stop
Sep. 2019
8th Generation is one of my favorite stops on the Okanagan wine trail. I know I'm going to pick up a few bottles of their Confidence & Integrity sparklings, but am happily surprised with what else they have to offer.
Written September 24, 2019
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