Located on a ridge with breathtaking panoramic views of Nakusp and the Arrow Lakes Valley of British Columbia, in an area renowned for its natural and developed Hot Springs, is the family owned and operated Valley of the Springs Winery.
Cultivating cool climate grapes on the cusp of an emerging wine region, we embrace the contrast of long sunny days and cool nights to produce crisp and aromatic handcrafted wines characteristic of the unique terroir and climate of the region.
Part of a movement to re-establish the farming heritage that was once vibrant in this area, we have a love of this land, community, and valley. Honouring the farmers of the past, Valley of the Springs Winery is committed to bringing customers an experience that affirms our field to glass vision.
Pioneering commercial grape growing in the Arrow Lakes Valley, proprietors Jody and Brenda Scott added grape vines to the property as a landscaping idea. That landscaping idea sparked a movement that would see the establishment of the Arrow Lakes Grape Growers Society. This society was made up of dedicated farmers and interested citizens alike. The data from the test plots and data loggers compiled by this dedicated group shows that our valley – a valley historically known for agriculture – is suitable to grow niche crops like wine grapes.
Jody has worked as a Faller in the logging industry for over 35 years, but if you’ve spent any time winding through his rows with him, you know that he found his true calling in the vineyard. What started as a landscaping project on their family acreage became a thirst for knowledge – and fine wine! Jody has spent countless hours researching, testing, and persevering; determining the best varieties of grapes to grow in the Arrow Lakes Valley.
Jody is a graduate of the Vineyard Management program at Okanagan College and was the co-chair of the Arrow Lakes Grape Growers Society (ALGGS). The mandate of the ALGGS was to promote grape growing in the Arrow Lakes Valley, to collect data from climate research, and to manage a research test plot which studied the feasibility of commercial scale grape growing and wine making in the Arrow Lakes.
Brenda’s ancestors have been entrepreneurs and farmers in the Arrow Lakes Valley for over a hundred years. Her green thumb combined with her love of cooking and entertaining deliver an exceptional guest experience.
Brenda is a Red Seal Chef who has worked as a Pastry Cook at Sparkling Hill Resort and for CMH Heli, as well as under Chef Tyler Leeson at Halcyon Hot Springs and the Broadway Deli. Brenda has a passion for growing her own food and sourcing local products. Her commitment to quality, attention to detail, and many hours of dedicated work, have ensured that all guests to the winery or Bed and Breakfast share the feeling of being relaxed, at ease, and always welcome.