Tantalus Vineyards is located on the eastern shores of Okanagan Lake, south of Kelowna. Originally known as Pioneer Vineyards, the property grew table grapes in 1927 and is the oldest continuously producing vineyard in British Columbia. It is also an innovative vineyard as BC’s only LEED (Leadership in Energy Design)-certified winery, with a building design and land use that is environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
In 2015, Tantalus Vineyards became Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship’s very first Wildlife Habitat Steward outside of the South Okanagan and Similkameen as the organization expanded its boundaries to include the central and north Okanagan. This year, Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship assisted Tantalus in developing an invasive plant management strategy in order to enhance the native habitat in the 10-acre Ponderosa Pine forest the winery stewards on their property.
The Winery celebrated their autumn harvest and donated partial proceeds from their Fall Harvest Party to Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship. The donation further helps OSS to assist landowners and communities of the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys to steward and enhance important wildlife habitats.