The GOODS from Mission Hill
West Kelowna, BC | The Okanagan Valley’s iconic Mission Hill Family Estate winery is featured in a recent list released by Architectural Digest highlighting ‘The 19 Best Vineyard Designs Around the World.’
“In recent years, more and more of the best vineyards have sought to make a statement not just with their wines but with the design of their facilities,” says the article. “That means wineries are no longer mere side trips en route to the main attraction – they’ve become destinations in their own right.”
Mission Hill is definitely a destination and a very popular stop on any wine tour that rolls through West Kelowna. It is also one of the Central Okanagan’s more popular concert venues, as their outdoor amphitheatre has recently hosted names like Sheryl Crow, Michael Bolton, Melissa Etheridge, Jewel and many more.
Proprietor Anthony von Mandl purchased the near bankrupt winery in the early 1980’s and worked alongside Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig to transform the hilltop location into an international landmark winery. The centrepieces of the design are a spectacular 12-story bell tower and underground barrel cellars blasted from volcanic rock.
Mission Hill is in good company on the Architectural Digest as it is featured alongside several of the world’s most iconic and architecturally stunning wineries, including Antinori nel Chianti Classico in Italy, Opus One in Napa, and Marques de Riscal in Spain, amongst others. You can read the entire article by clicking this link.