priest creek family estate winery

2555 Saucier Rd

Phone: 250.862.1010

Vist their site at to learn all about the winery, the family and history behind it, and their wines and wine club.

priest creek family estate winery

This family owned and operated winery, purchased by Darren and Jane Sawen in 2015, is located on the South Kelowna Wine Trail, and its roots can be traced back to the mid 1800s when it was farmed by the mission. None other than Father Pandosy himself is thought to have planted the first grape vines in the valley for making wine.

Situated on Saucier, it is near to other local vineyards and shares in the majestic views in all directions. Ample parking for a small winery makes it easy to get into and out of.

Priest Creek produces a selection of reds and whites.

NOTE - Due to the COVID pandemic and subsequent BC state of emergency declaration, wineries had been shut down for on site sales. However, now that restrictions have lessened, wineries have been allowed to reopen for tastings and onsite sales.

Priest Creek was one of several wineries that stepped up to help fill the gap as most indoor venues were restricted from having live music in their establishments. They did it with a very interesting twist.

They were approached by a young local musician who asked if they could do a fundraiser on their lawn to help riase money for charity during the ongoing COVID pandemic. The Sawen family quickly agreed, and what started as one grew into over a dozen local young artists giving their time and raising close to $10,000 for local charities. We managed to come out and grab a few photos from a couple of those performances.