Much of the 40-acre property at Busnardo Vineyard is planted with vinifera varietals that came from vines that were planted by Joseph Busnardo 50 years ago. The vinifera are traditional to Divino Estate Winery and the winery has been in production for over 35 years.
The Cobble Hill vineyard site was established in 1996 with cuttings brought from Busnardo's vineyard in the "Golden Mile" of the Okanagan Valley were Divino Estate Winery was established. The winery was incorporated in 1982 in Oliver, B.C. The original vineyard was planted with vinifera in the late 1960's with vinifera cuttings that were imported by Busnardo in 1967. He was credited with being the first to cultivate these varietals in B.C.
Chardonnay, Trebbiano, Castel, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and countless other varietals make up the grape content in Cobble Hill.
Blends and varietals dating back to 1989 are available for purchase from the on-site wine shop.
Seasonal produce is also available for sale at the Apple Shack (open August through to February).
Listing last confirmed: Mar. 4, 2018
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