With a refined view of the Okanagan Valley, winemaker Mark Simpson’s vision for BC Wine Studio was to create a special place for sharing wine best practices, encouraging creativity and producing high quality, distinctive hand-crafted wines. The winery is the spiritual home of to Mark’s flagship Siren’s Call wine brand. The wines are true expressions of site and creativity,
Our wine studio concept means that we encourage best practices and a collaborative environment with our clients and fellow winemakers. With Mark’s extensive contacts and experience in Okanagan winemaking, BC Wine Studio offers the latest in winemaking techniques, a fantastic network of growers and wine industry suppliers and brand development experience.
Mark loves sharing the delicious wines he has made from select vineyards in the South Okanagan with his family, friends and neighbors. Our wines can be spotted and captured in fine restaurants and specialty retail stores throughout British Columbia.
Mark is really excited to spread the word about our exciting new winery and Wine Club. We invite you to explore!
The Vineyard’s History
This Vineyard was the vision of Jack and Pauline Braun. Originally called “Stoney Slopes Vineyard,” the property was developed in the early 80’s making it one of the older vineyards in the Okanagan.
First planted in 1989, Hawk’s Vineyards houses legendary vines, that are some of the oldest Vitis Vinifera plantings in British Columbia. We have planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Lemberger, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Reisling, Gewertztrammer , Pinot Auxerois and Semillon.
The winery resides in ideal conditions for grape growing. Over the years the fruit has been purchased by a handful of wineries in the valley and has made a reputation for itself.
Stephen Carter, Vineyard Proprietor, purchased the vineyard in February 2012 and here is what he has to say about this special moment in his life.
“I saw the vineyard for the first time in December 2011. What a peaceful place! In February of 2012, I purchased the vineyard. That summer the neighbors, I discovered that a family of hawks were using the vineyard as their backyard. I’ve been sharing the vineyard with them ever since.”
Work hasn’t stopped. The vineyard is now the home of the BC Wine Studio winery. In June 2015, the vineyard will also be home to The Hollow tasting room and event centre. The winery also features a specifically contoured concert amphitheater and a picnic area nestled in the middle of the vineyard.
If you’re looking for an assortment of wines for your own cellar, just the right wine gifts for friends or family, or a spectacular South Okanagan setting for your next celebration or corporate event, come visit us.
Did you know that locally produced craft beer, wine, cider and spirits are now allowed for sale at BC Farmers’ Markets?
BC Wine Studio is really excited that we can now offer regular market shoppers, as well as out of town visitors, the option to taste, test and purchase our wines that are hand-crafted in Okanagan Falls.
Senna will be Pouring BC Wine Studio Wines at Select Farmer’s Markets. BC Wine Studio is proud to show case our wines at Farmer’s Markets in the following locations:
- West End
- Mount Pleasant
- Trout Lake
Click here to view all of our Farmer's Market Appearances!
Visit our online Wine Shop to peruse our wines, download bottle images, view cellar recommendations and tasting notes, or have your favorite wine delivered right to your door!