Much of the 40-acre property at Busnardo Vineyard, Cobble Hill was established in 1996 with cuttings brought from Busnardo's vineyard in the "Golden Mile" of the Okanagan Valley. Divino Estate Winery was established in 1982 in Oliver, B.C. and the original vineyard planted with vinifera in the late 1960's.
Fifty years ago the vinifera cuttings were imported by Joseph Busnardo. He is credited with being the first to cultivate these varietals in B.C. The vinifera are traditional to Divino Estate Winery and the winery has been in production for over 35 years.
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: Nov. 23, 2018
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