May 2008 | Uncategorized

LaStella Opens as Osoyoos’ Newest Winery

Osoyoos’ newest winery has been open for just over a month, but it’s already attracting a lot of attention. LaStella Winery, owned by Enotecca Winery & Resorts, threw open the doors of its brand-new Tuscany-style facility on May 1 – and Wine Shop Manager Trena Kraft tells Destination Osoyoos that while it’s not wide open yet for unscheduled wine tours, the winery is beginning to sell wine and is hosting increasing numbers of people for tastin

Word is getting out about LaStella, which is located near Lake Osoyoos on the west side, just off 148th Avenue. This summer’s edition of Wine Trails magazine includes an article describing the winery and its liquid fare. The article notes that LaStella’s impressive architecture – including the main building with tower, a patio, wine shop and tasting room – features Venetian hand-blown light fixtures, Italian herringbone tile, and antique furniture. Wine Trails calls it “one of the prettiest wineries in the Valley”.

Wines already available include Vivace (a Pinot Grigio), La Stellina (a Merlot rosΓ©), and Allegretto (a Merlot). LaStella’s flagship wine, Maestoso (a Merlot), will be available starting this fall. LaStella Winery can be reached at (250) 495-8180.