Mission Hill Family Estate

Mission Hill Family Estate

Mission Hill Family Estate is a winery located in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. It was founded in 1981 by Anthony von Mandl, and has since become known for its high-quality wines and stunning architectural design. The winery’s tasting room is housed in a 12-story bell tower, which is one of the tallest free-standing wine cellars in the world. The winery also features a modernist-style terraced courtyard and a performing arts center. Mission Hill produces a wide range of wines, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a popular destination for wine lovers, and offers tastings and tours of the winery.

 Mission Hill’s wines are known for their rich flavours and expressive aromas, and have won numerous awards and accolades. The winery’s Chardonnays are particularly well-regarded, and are aged in oak barrels to add depth and complexity to the wines. Mission Hill also produces a range of red wines, including Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Bordeaux-style blends. These wines are aged in a combination of oak barrels and concrete tanks to balance the wines’ fruit flavors and tannins. In addition to its traditional wines, Mission Hill also produces sparkling wines and dessert wines.


 Some of the awards that Mission Hill has won include:

  • Gold Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards (2018)
  • Gold Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition (2018)
  • Gold Medal, WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (2017)
  • Best Canadian Wine, Wine Spectator (2017)
  • Wine of the Year, Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards (2016)

These are just a few examples of the many awards that Mission Hill has won for its wines. The winery is known for producing high-quality wines that are recognized and celebrated by critics and consumers alike.

Wine Tours 

The winery offers a range of wine tours, which provide visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the winemaking process and taste some of the winery’s high-quality wines. Some of the tours available at Mission Hill include:


The Classic Tour: This is a 45-minute guided tour of the winery, which includes a visit to the 12-story bell tower and a wine tasting. The Classic Tour is a great introduction to Mission Hill and its wines.

The Terrace Tour: This is a 90-minute tour that includes a visit to the winery’s modernist-style terraced courtyard, as well as a wine tasting and food pairing. The Terrace Tour is a more in-depth experience that explores the winery’s architecture and wines in greater detail.

The Signature Tour: This is a private, personalized tour of the winery that is tailored to the interests and preferences of the guests. The Signature Tour includes a wine tasting and food pairing, as well as a visit to the winery’s cellar and a chance to meet with a winemaker.

These are just a few examples of the wine tours available at Mission Hill. The winery also offers other experiences, such as wine blending workshops and live music events, that are designed to provide visitors with a unique and memorable experience.

Best Vintages

Some of the best vintages at Mission Hill include:

2012 Quatrain: This is a Bordeaux-style blend that is made from a blend of four grape varieties. The 2012 Quatrain has a complex flavor profile, with notes of black fruit, spice, and vanilla. It has won numerous awards and is considered one of the best wines produced by Mission Hill.

2014 Oculus: This is a Chardonnay that is aged in oak barrels for eight months. The 2014 Oculus has a rich, full-bodied flavor, with notes of apple, pear, and vanilla. It has received excellent reviews and is considered one of the best Chardonnays produced by the winery.

2013 Pinot Noir: This is a medium-bodied red wine that has a silky texture and flavors of cherry, raspberry, and vanilla. The 2013 Pinot Noir has received excellent reviews and is considered one of the best Pinot Noirs produced by Mission Hill.

These are just a few examples of the many high-quality vintages produced by Mission Hill. The winery is known for its consistently excellent wines, and has many other vintages that are worth trying.

At FreedomStay, Mission Hill is one of the wineries we recommend to our guests. 


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