Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
4.5
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Located in the heart of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, Mission Hill Family Estate is world renowned for its award winning wines, stunning setting and architecture, and Terrace Restaurant. Majestic mountains, a scenic lake and lush orchards encase the winery's dramatic architecture and combine to create a setting that celebrates wine, food and the arts. With organic viticultural practices that ensure care for the environment, and a timelessness that respects the family's European heritage, the winery is a refuge from the hurried pace of daily life. Visitors can Sample fine wines, marvel at the vista and reflect on a process that's almost as old as time itself.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Tracey J
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paradise in the Okanagan
    Our unforgettable experience at Mission Hill Winery's estate room wine tasting deserves high praise! The breathtaking view added a touch of magic to the day, and the quality of wine and snacks surpassed expectations. But what truly made it outstanding was our host, Max. His engaging and knowledgeable approach elevated the entire tasting, leaving us with lasting impressions. An absolute 5-star experience that I highly recommend to all wine enthusiasts! 🍷🌄🌟
    This is great to hear, Tracey! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and for the great praise for Max!
    Written 8 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Kevin B
    Stratford, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sensory overload at Mission Hill
    Had an incredible experience at Mission Hill with our family last week. We were fortunate to have several tasting experiences with 6-9 Reserve, Terrior and Legacy wines which left a lasting impression . Our Wine Ambassador Max was very knowledgable on the wines and also the winery's history which made it a very enjoyable and educational experience. We'll certainly be recommending the wines and the winery to our friends and have them request Max for a special tour:)
    That is so amazing to hear, Kevin! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and kind words about Max, he will appreciate!
    Written 8 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • OmanRob
    Canmore, Canada1,454 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely visit !
    As many others have said Maxwell was an excellent guides for our cellar tour. Turned out to be just the four of us so he spent time explaining the history of the estate and talking about the extensive vineyards etc. We finished with a tasting with some chef’s paired nibbles - it was a lovely experience and I got many great shots from it - good job Maxwell. We don’t really love the wines but you simply can’t fault how stunning the surroundings are ! Rob
    Thank you, Rob, for sharing your experience and for talking so highly of Maxwell! He was the superstar of this season and he will appreciate your kind words!
    Written 14 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Bruno M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cellar visit
    Hannah made our tour an amaing expérience. The place is very nice and the wine very good. Hannah explained very well everything and provided answers from any question for us to understand better wine from Mission hill.
    Thanks Bruno for the wonderful review of Mission Hill Family Estate. We appreciate you taking time to leave your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Written 7 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 6 October 2023
  • florencia C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved every moment!
    Adrian was a fantastic host. We had the best experience. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a great tasting. It was my friends first time at the winery and she was blown away. Thank you so much Adrian and team!!
    We are happy to hear you had a great experience with us, Florencia. Adrian will be happy to know she made your and your friends time with us special!
    Written 26 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 8 October 2023
  • RothburyLady
    Rothbury, United Kingdom169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lunch at a vineyard on a sunny day doesn't get much better than this.
    A short walk from our hotel in West Kelowna, it was a very worthwhile lunch overlooking the hills outside, under cover, sampling the local wine. Its a set menu with a wine flight, so don't take the car. Our server was a lovely Japanese lady who was very knowledgeable about the wine and the food we were presented with. Its a lovely walk through the fields from downtown and buses seem to regularly pass close by. We're glad we took this recommendation from the hotel.
    Thank you for the wonderful review of Mission Hill Family Estate. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Written 26 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Deborahjune
    Toronto, Canada698 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you only do one winery in the Okanagan this should be the one
    We visited here once again and can't tell you enough how much we enjoy our experience over and over. It is the best tour experience in the Okanagan, in our opinion. We are wine club members and one of the main reasons we joined is so we can take guests up to not only see this beautiful property but to taste their award winning wines. This is a must see place when visiting the area, and is great property to see even for those who don't want to drink wine. For art lovers, there is the beautiful architecture, the hand crafted tower bells, the Henry Moore sculpture, the Marc Chagall tapestry and the grand piano which used to belong to David Foster and has been autographed by hundreds of stars. Take a wine tour and listen to the fascinating history of how the winery got its start (one of the first in this area!) Get to understand the passion that the owner has for this fabulous valley. Taking a tour will allow you to see the magnificent wine cellar carved out of volcanic rock and view the priceless private wine tasting room where there is even a bottle that was given to the winery from Kate and William on their visit. The views of the valley and the lake from the property are stunning. Their gift shop has some amazing finds and is well worth a look. The dining room is first class and offers some delicious food. We did another tour yesterday and want to thank Anna for a fabulous tour and tasting. She is fantastic and has a great knowledge and passion for the product they offer and to this special place. Thank you Anna for a truly great experience!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 October 2023
  • gladysandjeeves19
    London, Canada65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gem in Kelowna
    While in Kelowna we visited here at a friend's suggestion. It was fabulous, the tour very interesting ( we did the cellar one), the wine and food pairings delicious, the boutique lovely. Our guide Sarah, from St. Catherine's Ontario was so lovely and very knowledgeable about the winery. The setting is stunning. I'd highly recommend a visit.
    Thank you so much for your review of Mission Hill Family Estate! We truly appreciate the feedback and Sarah will be happy to hear what nice words you shared about her!
    Written 23 May 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2024
  • YUKIKO T
    Los Angeles, California48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tasty wines and the spectacular view
    We visited this winery in May, 2023. Jason who was our guide, very knowledgeable about wine and this winery. I learned a lot from him. We had a fabulous wine pairing at the cozy patio. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon were great taste and we loved them so much. After the tasting, we enjoyed the spectacular view from the winery. I highly recommend to visit this place.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 May 2024
  • Boris M Struk
    Melbourne, Australia78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mision Hill Family Estate Winery -
    Located in the Okanagan Valley, this was my second visit with the first back in 2004. An absolutely fabulous location overlooking Kelowna. The vision and implementation is second to none. I had high expectations given my previous visit and was not disappointed in the least. Every aspect has been carefully created leaving nothing to chance. A visual smorgasbord treating the senses. Of course the wines are first class and most enjoyable. I rank this as the number one location to visit in the Okanagan Valley. You will not be disappointed.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 June 2024
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Schulz Family
Langley City, Canada5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Unfortunately Mission Hill “FAMILY” Estate Winery may only be enjoyed by a family with 2 or less children. It does not permit a third or more child to attend a reserved tasting/tour at this time. We’ve enjoyed this winery for many years and shared many wonderful memories there but now that we’ve expanded our family by 3 young ones, we’d have to leave one child at the hotel?? in order to partake. Very disappointing! We’ll enjoy and spend our time and money at all the other wineries in the neighbourhood that gladly truly accept families!!
Written 11 July 2020
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Our team wants to extend our sincerest apologies concerning the issues that you have faced. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest quality standards for our customers/clients we hope you will give us an opportunity to discuss your concerns further with you. You can reach out to us at (250) 768-6400. We hope to find a solution promptly.
Written 13 July 2020
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TheMrs
Edmonton, Canada2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
My husband and I do a wine tour every year. The first time we went to Mission Hill it was mediocre at best.
That was about 7 years ago, about 3 years ago we decided to give it another try. The service at the tasting bar was marginally better, so we decided to try the restaurant. The view is spectacular. Easily the best in the entire Okanogan. However, service felt rushed and our cheese was covered in moldy spots. We vowed to never eat there again.
Which brings me to this year. With Covid wrecking havoc on everybody's travel plans, we decided to look at each vineyard we were going to visit this year and ensure there was no booking in advance required. Some of them did require some sort reservation, but it was easily done online. We had stated booking over 6 weeks before our arrival to ensure we would be able to taste the ones we wanted. Mission Hill had only elevated experiences to book. Not just a taste and purchase. With the cheapest at $35 per person. We were not interested in a tour, picnic or anything like that so we assumed that we could just go in.
The day arrived for our west kelowna wineries and Mission Hill was our first stop. We arrived 10 minutes after opening. Only to be stopped before we could even park and told they are ONLY open for reservations. They are booked for the next 3 days and there is no way they could help us.
To put things into perspective, in 3 days, we visited over 15 wineries. Most of the ones we had reservations for we were early, it was a little difficult to properly time that many stops, but they were still able to accommodate us. The ones that we passed on our travels that did require them but we stopped on a whim and we didn't have any were still able to fit us in with a little wait, but that is to be expected. To be completely turned away was definitely the final straw for this winery for me.

On a very positive note, due to being turned away, we had extra time to find a couple new places. We passed Frind estate winery and didn't think it was open yet. A quick Google search showed they were in fact open, required reservations and were booked. They were still happy to see us and were able to let us have a quick taste (while still maintaining social distancing)
If you are in the area, I highly recommend visiting them. Friendly, down to earth and delightful wine. We even stopped by the bakery and picked up some snacks for the road.
Written 15 August 2020
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JULIE AND MARC
Chilliwack, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
My husband and I went for a wine tasting experience at Mission Hill and it was truly, a wonderful experience. Due to Covid, we had the opportunity to taste the different delicious chosen wines in our own private room, probabaly one of the nicest room of the Winery, which certainly made this whole experience even more special. Our sommelier, Alfredo Jop, was very knowlegable and personnable anc we highly recommend him to anyone who not only wants to learn more about the specific wines, but also about the history of the winery and his founder.
Thank you again Alfredo, we will be back!
Written 11 February 2021
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Hi Julie and Marc! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We truly appreciate any comments we receive as it's a great way to gain unbiased insight on how we're doing. It's fantastic to know that you had a positive experience and we hope to see you again soon at Mission Hill Family Estate
Written 26 April 2021
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Kimberley T
Burnaby, Canada2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Extremely disappointed in their customer service. They are now charging $15 for a kid to come along. They get a cider to join the "experience" with you and a souvenir at the gift shop. We called and one employee said if there is an area in the comments online to just enter it and if not gave us the number for the receptionist. We just called and they are forcing you to pay $15 even if your kid won't drink the cider (ours is very picky water only) and we don't care about the souvenir. Only place I have ever heard of doing this. Also, their website tells you nothing about what the kid gets we had to call to find out.
Written 22 July 2020
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Our team wants to extend our sincerest apologies concerning the issues that you have faced. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest quality standards for our customers/clients we hope you will give us an opportunity to discuss your concerns further with you. You can reach out to us at (250) 768-6400. We hope to find a solution promptly.
Written 31 July 2020
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BreadF
Dublin, Ireland23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
I visited the Mission Hill estate with a group of friends on a stormy day in June, and we were all greatly impressed by the personable service and illuminating conversation provided to us by the mission hill team. Our guide through the wine, Shayne, was engaging and charismatic and provided a high level of service that felt unique and engaging despite the fact that she must be leading the same tour countless times.

I was also impressed by Pheobe, one of the concierge, who made us feel at home at the estate and went out of her way to briefly show us around the beautiful property and assist us in finding a way back to the city before the storm swung back around again!
Written 30 June 2020
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We're happy to hear you had an awesome time with us at Mission Hill Family Estate! Thanks for sharing your experience. We hope you stop by and see us again soon.
Written 10 July 2020
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Teri-Lynn C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Today was my birthday and my best friend and I booked 5 wine tours. Our first stop was Mission Hill, Sharon was our wine tour guide. She was amazing!!! Fun, funny, entertaining, knowledgeable, informative, she gave us great recipe ideas to pair with all the wines, even took pictures of us and snuck us a taste of the amazing oculus (which we definitely purchased). Highly recommend Mission Hill for a wine tasting and if you can ask for Sharon, you will not be disappointed!!

Also note on all 5 tours Sharon was the only one, that gave us tips on how to smell, swish and taste the wine to get the most from the tastings.
Written 17 August 2021
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corkdave
Cork, Ireland320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The experience consists of a guided tour of the winery followed by a superb wine tasting with cleverly chosen food pairings.
Our tour guide Jacob clearly loved his job, and brought us through the history of the winery itself as well as of the Von Mandl family who engaged one of the world's best architects to design the impressive hilltop property which has the lines and form of a medieval monastic settlement, complete with an 8 storey bell tower whose bells ring out the hours punctuated by chimes on every quarter.
An oculis in the courtyard admits a sliver of natural light to the wine cellar far below, which alone is worth the price of the tour.
A magnificent 15 by 15 foot replica painting of Chagall's "Animal Orchestra" adorns the wall of the wine tasting room, where, on long polished wooden tables our wine was already poured and soon to be paired with foods individually chosen for their ability to make our taste buds and palates dance with gastronomic delight. Here, our guide Jacob was in his element. I have met far older sommeliers who impressed me less than this young man did. With his guidance I and my companions were taken on a journey of the senses, tasting fine wines as if for the first time, such was the excitement we felt at the discovery of the subtle flavours triggered by the complementary food pairings.
The whole experience was made complete by the brilliantly placed and sculptures in the grounds.
Days out do not get much better than this.
Written 3 June 2022
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Hi CorkDave! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We truly appreciate any comments we receive as it's a great way to gain unbiased insight on how we're doing. We also like to praise our staff on their efforts to make guest experiences so magical. It's fantastic to know that you had a positive experience and we hope to see you again soon at Mission Hill Family Estate.
Written 6 June 2022
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cantravel5505
Winnipeg, Canada4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We were extremely disappointed when we were turned away at the gate because we didn't have a reservation....and we just wanted to walk around the grounds. I had been to the website and while the reservations page indicates the tours, tastings & restaurant, it doesn't say anything about not being able to walk around the grounds without a reservation for a tour etc. I understand new protocols have to be in place with Covid, but they need to communicate and advertise much better. Still don't understand why we couldn't walk around the grounds without entering any indoor space. They weren't sympathetic or helpful at all....poor customer relations!
Written 16 August 2020
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Danny
Peachland, Canada99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife & I attended a Culinary Class “Pasta Perfection”. The value of this event was incredible! Lots of great food! Lots of great wine! But what made it the most memorable was the incredible service from one individual, Georgia! Georgia was the private events captain for the event. She went out of her way to make everybody feel extremely welcomed and her wine tasting notes and explanations were second to none! We will be signing up for many more of these classes thanks to Georgia’s incredible customer service! The chefs were also incredible and entertaining. Thank you to Mission Hill for putting on these fantastic events.
Written 14 February 2020
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E. Van Bergen
Toronto, Canada121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We booked the private lunch at the estate and it came with vineyard and cellar tours and 4 course meal with 4 wine pairings. The food and wines were both fantastic and so is our tour guide Lily Anna, very friendly and always patiently answering our questions. We will definitely come back again next time!
Written 15 September 2020
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