Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna

3.6
#2 of 17 in Wineries in Kelowna
Winery / Vineyard Food & Drink
Take a tour of Summerhill Pyramid Winery, a vineyard that prides itself on producing 100-percent organic wines. During your walk through the vineyards and pyramid-shaped wine cellar, you'll learn the history of the family-run winery and the techniques they use. Talk with the knowledgeable staff about the advantages of organic wines, as well as the challenges of using traditional methods. Sample different bottles and discuss them with your guide, then pick up a bottle of your favorite at the onsite shop. Grab a chair at the bistro to sample farm-to-table dishes, expertly paired with different wines made here. Arrange your visit to Summerhill Pyramid Winery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kelowna using our Kelowna travel itinerary maker.
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  • My favourite restaurant in Kelowna Amazing food staff atmosphere..great location..will be going back this August  more »
  • Loved the tour. Our guide, Anika was very good and answered questions. Very knowledgeable. Great view of the Lake. Took tons of pictures. Wine tasting was great, loved the organic Riesling, great with...  more »
  • Had the cheese plate with charcuterie and it was excellent, cheeses were perfect, honeycomb was a nice added touch as was the dried fig. Salads were fresh and well seasoned. The pizza is very traditio...  more »
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  • This is an amazing business that consistently gives back to the community. I run a small comedy club in town and we can always count on their generous support for the arts. They really deserve a lot of recognition for how much they do for others. Thanks!
  • A mixed bag. I used to go fairly often, but have avoided it for a year now. Clearly way more disorganized than Quail's gate, Grey Monk or Mission hill, but has a lovely view of the lake and the wine itself is excellent. The restaurant is extremely inconsistent. They need a better manager to integrate the wine and restaurant business. With its location it could easily one of the best integrated winery restaurants if it really got the right people. As it stands the service is one of the worst in the Okanagan.
  • First time here. This is gorgeous. There was a wedding.. but I missed the kiss.
  • Wines are good. Service is really slow. Have been here a couple times and both times were the same. Servers seemed stressed. We were there with a big group that Pre ordered the food. This did not help as they would not place the order until 45 minutes after we arrived.
  • It does sound like two locations. Summerhill. Pyramid. One is original, the other not so much. After some research, I concluded that it is not called Summerhill Pyramid. It is called Summerhill, and it is a Pyramid Winery. I honestly don’t know what that meant, and given Summerhill is the only one with the title, I decided to look up their claims. And I need to preface by stating the next five sentences are completely insane. The man behind Summerhill, Stephen Cipe—considering himself a spiritual visionary at "Canada's most visited winery”—attributes the winery’s success to the unique process of utilizing the sacred geometry of their signature pyramid, designed as a perfect scaled replica of the larger one in Giza, to instill their wine with the same positive essense naturally occurring in all life forms. Lacking any ferrous components and placed to face True North, this platonic solid rests on a region devoid of interference energy and is placed on dirt compacted to 100%. This results in the pyramid acting as an interface between positive and negative space-time, a bridge between matter and anti-matter, and becoming the gate through which two realities meet and interact. This is related to Einstein’s theory of relativity, specifically his predictions on the existence tachyons (faster-than-light particles). Time and space are distorted within the pyramid and would most likely explain how the builders of the great pyramids in Egypt were able to employ negative space-time to levitate huge stones and build the pyramids in the first place. And somehow this also make wine taste better. By the way, I was not exaggerating or interpreting implications—most of that above was near verbatim on Summerhill’s website, which I invite you to explore. If that sounds insane to you, congratulations, you’re still a rational human being; you can read on and hopefully be wavered on your decision to visit this winery. If you believed it all reasonable and lucid, be warned, because I’m about to make you very upset. This is an example of data mining pseudoscientific sources and combining them with numerology and astrology along with long debunked theories that serious science left behind a very long time ago in hopes of selling overpriced alcoholic beverages already fighting dubious claims about their benefits. Here’s the uncomplicated truth about humans, we evolved as pattern recognition machines, finding answers in chaos. Our desperation to explain everything when we knew almost nothing gave rise to the mythologies of antiquity. Summerhill attempts to weave confirmation bias, ignorance, and good old-fashioned quackery into a soup of utter nonsense to justify their business. You don’t even have to search long to find verified evidence debunking every single point made on Summerhill’s website. The data they “cite” isn’t even accurate—they list dimensions of the Giza pyramid to justify numerology, but then list incorrect numbers. There’s no doubt the pyramids at Egypt, and other locations are amazing historical monuments. And the designers were intelligent in constructing them. But they didn’t employ magic—they used their brains to solve problems. They are tombs to narcissistic despots, and anything more than that is just a plot point in Stargate. I won’t waste any more of my word budget into the absurdity Summerhill attempts to sermonize. I have issues with their over-priced wine, a result of them justifying their bankrupt spirituality. They claim themselves the most visited winery in Canada, and like everything else, it’s unverified. If you search for the best wineries in BC or all of Canada, Summerhill fails to top any of those lists. Can I name better wineries? Having been to over 90 wineries in BC alone, I can think of about thirty, ten just in Kelowna.

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