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Lightning Rock Winery

Our Vineyards

There is a connection between farmer and plant, vigneron and vine. Giving sweat and time and taking the fruit each season. The memory created from farm to glass. The farmer knows the benefits of the bugs and hawks. The worms and weeds. The curses of fire and disease. Water is life. A breeze has a purpose... It takes real work. Real care.

We are the lucky stewards of several unique vineyards in Summerland, BC, each expressing distinct terroir through the wines, despite being located mere kilometres apart.


Elysia Vineyard
Home to the winery, this vineyard was planted in 2006 with Pinot Noir and Viognier and Syrah. It overlooks Okanagan Lake to the east and basks in the warmth of early and midday sun. Between the very steep slope, and a mix of glacial till, decomposed bedrock and alluvial soils, this is an ideal place for vines to thrive.

Canyonview Vineyard
Planted in 2003 on the precipice of the Trout Creek Canyon, this vineyard has been immaculately cared for  from day one, and continues to this day. This south-facing vineyard has sandy soil that is dotted with river stones, producing spectacular Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from 4 terraces.


Trestle Beach Vineyard
We affectionately refer to Trestle Beach as our baby plot, recently planted in 2020. This gently sloped site sits adjacent to our Canyonview Vineyard in Summerland and naturally shares its same sandy soil structure. It exclusively houses Gamay Noir and the iconic Kettle Valley Rail trestle can be seen from the vineyard.

Waters & Banks Vineyard
Planted in the early 2000's with Pinot Noir (115, 667), Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. The property neighbours the south side of our winery and is so close in proximity that it's barely distinguishable from our Elysia vines.

These are the places we do the work we do. We are grateful to do this work. When we bring fruit out of the fields and into the cellar, it is with many careful hands. The skins, seeds and stems are composted, recycled, and sustainably renewed back into the soil, with the intention of giving the energy back to the vine.