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A visit to the beautiful Kootenay region will not be complete without a stop at Columbia Gardens Vineyard and Winery Estate. Nested in the heart of Columbia Gardens Valley near Trail, British Columbia, Columbia Gardens Vineyard and Winery Estate is the first commercial sized vineyard and winery in the Kootenay Valley.
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Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery Established in the early 1990s, the Vineyard is under ownership of Ben & Tersia De Jager who purchased the winery in 2013. Originally from South Africa, the couple loved the beauty of the Kootenay region with its distinct four seasons and scenic rivers running through, comfortingly reminding them of their hometown. This people loving couple welcomes visitors from near and far. Stop in to taste the award winning wines and enjoy a class of wine on the porch with majestic views
The Columbia Gardens Winery is located in the West Kootenay Region of British Columbia approximately 10 km southeast of Trail. Trail is located on Highway 3B almost exactly halfway between Calgary and Vancouver (390 km), although it is a 7 hour drive from Calgary and an 8 hour drive from Vancouver. From the south, the winery is only a 2.5 hour drive from Spokane, Washington. Air Canada offers regular flights into nearby Castlegar, BC or if travelling from Vancouver, Pacific Coastal Air lands in Waneta just 3 kilometres from the winery. If travelling from downtown Trail drive east on Hwy 3B for 5 km then turn right at the Canadian Tire onto Hwy 22A. Proceed, following the mighty Columbia River, for another 3.1 km then turn left onto Columbia Gardens Road. After a brief 1.7 km turn right at the stop sign onto Station Road and proceed for another 1.2 km to the winery. If you are in downtown Fruitvale and want to visit the winery, turn onto Columbia Gardens Road directly across from Kootenay Savings CREDIT UNION. Stay right at the five-way stop and continue on Columbia Gardens Road. Wind your way through beautiful Beaver Valley for another 8 km then turn left at Station Road and proceed the final 1.2 km to the winery. Come visit us, meet the new owners and enjoy a glass of wine on the porch with magnificent views. Store Hours: Tues. - Sun. 10 am - 4 pm
9340 Station Road, Trail, BC
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Nothing beats the romance of a vineyard as the ideal setting for your picture perfect wedding.
Three self-sustaining rooms with king size beds.
Wedding Packages built to your needs
Come Wine Down with us! Soon after purchasing Columbia Gardens Winery, we made the decision to convert the second house on the property into a Guest House. Not only do we love hospitality, but it just made sense adding a guest house to the wedding space. We knew it was going to be a monstrous task, but we set ourselves the target to get it done in the first year… we met that with two days spare!
We used everything old and unconventional for a rustic vintage ambiance and a soft toned pallette to create a romantic atmosphere. Old wooden doors became vanities and we turned pallets into kitchenettes and barn doors.
Photos courtesy: Cyndee Quattrin
$95 .00 per night
All rooms are equipped with: microwave oven, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron & iron board and free Wi-Fi. Special rates for long-term stay.
The artworks throughout the house are actual photos of the ruins in Kolmanskop – a deserted town in Namibia, the neighbouring country of South Africa. After the discovery of diamonds in Kolmanskop, people flocked to the town to get a slice of the diamond pie. Beautiful houses were built, but soon the diamonds ran dry and Kolmanskop became a ghost town and the once majestic houses were inhabited by desert sand.
Call us to book your next function or event. We’ll jump through hoops to make it special. • Boardroom • Photo Venue • Year-end Functions • Birthday Celebrations • Picnic in the vines for 2 • Cheese Platters on the porch • Wine tours Please book picnic, cheese platters or wine tours 2 days in advance.