Tutored tastings available daily at 11:00am-6:00pm through Thanksgiving. Appointments are strongly recommended.

To book an appointment, To book an appointment, please visit the website to complete the request form here or call 250-707-2299.


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The People

Phillip McGahan, Winemaker and General Manager
Natasha Sadowy, Experience Curator

About CheckMate Artisanal Winery

CheckMate Artisanal Winery is located on the Golden Mile Bench, in Oliver, BC. Here, the winemaking team, led by Philip McGahan, produces very small, extremely limited quantities of ultra-premium Chardonnay and Merlot wines. In July 2017, the winery opened its tasting room, “The Installation” — an innovative space designed by Seattle architect Tom Kundig. The edifice is actually an intriguing work of art in its own right, conceived to allow visitors to slow down and connect with the CheckMate project, discovering and tasting + $100 wines that experts have referred to as “next world” wines. Kundig’s contemporary design provides an unpretentious yet elevated experience where the wines and the terroir of the region take centre stage.