Celista Estate Winery is producing some of Canada’s best wines. The winery has just won four medals in the All Canadian Wine Championships, including two double-gold medals, one each for Celista Cuvee and Marg’s Rose; a gold medal for Oak Barrel Foch Reserve; and, a bronze medal for Siegerrebe.
In an eleven-year period the winery has won over 100 medals. “we are overjoyed,” said Jake Ootes, who with his wife Margaret operate Celista Estate Winery. “We are so proud of our team -- vineyard workers, tasting room staff, outside sales reps and most of all our winemaker, Lee Holland. Lee has been our winemaker since start up. I am incredibly pleased for him. These awards are a testament to his incredible skill, and of course his first-class palate.”
The All Canadian Wine Championships were held on July 25 in Niagara peninsula in Ontario. It is the oldest and one of the largest wine competitions in the country. Wines were blind tasted by eleven professional judges including wine journalists, wine makers, wine retailers and wine educators.
“We aspire to be better each year--refining the grape growing and the wine making process.” The winery is the most northern grape winery in North America. “We are located on a perfect site for grape growing -- a distinct bowl among distant mountains and the proximity of Shuswap Lake. Our terrior - air flow, soil, sun exposure, water and moisture conditions -- is a major part of our success. “ Celista Estate Winery is located on the north shore of Shuswap Lake, nine kilometers past Scotch Creek Provincial Park, in the interior of British Columbia. Celista Estate Winery, 2319 Beguelin Road, Celista, British Columbia. 250-955-8600 www.celistawine.com
June 24, 2020 - It's Giveaway Time! Enter to Win a Case of Wine with our Summer Photo Scavenger Contest
Enter Celista Estate Winery's - "Spend the Day with Us" | Summer Photo Scavenger Giveaway - You Could Win a Free Case of Wine!
This year has been extremely challenging for everyone including our loyal and valued customers, our local economy and our tourism based businesses. Today as we enter Phase 3 of the Province’s “Restart Plan” allowing non essential travel within British Columbia, we think this is the perfect time for a giveaway. Yippee!
Following the Province of BC and Destination BC’s lead, we want to encourage tourism within BC and would like to invite you to "Spend the Day with Us" and experience Celista Estate Winery and explore the North Shuswap this summer! Maybe you are a local who has never been to our winery, or perhaps you live elsewhere in BC and are looking for the perfect summer destination? Look no further, the North Shore of the stunning Shuswap Lake is awaiting you!
To enter, you must be 19+ legal drinking age and must reside in British Columbia. All you have to do is take a photo of each of the 12 items on the list (one for every bottle of wine in the case) and post it on your Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #explorecelistawinery and #spendthedaywithus plus tag us @celistaestatewinery. (please note that by entering, your photos become public domain for us to reuse). That’s it. Pretty simple!
1 Photo - 1 Entry 3 Photos - 2 Entries 6 Photos - 5 Entries 12 Photos - 12 Entries Contest ends August 31st. Have fun! We look forward to hosting you this summer!
Taste our 8 award winning vintages in our tasting room. Take a photo of one of our tasting room associates during the tasting. (btw, our tastings are always free)
Take a selfie in our gazebo overlooking the stunning vineyard.
Take a photo of you drinking a glass of your favorite Celista wine (at home, at the winery, along the shores of the spectacular Shuswap Lake or anywhere you like to drink our wine!)
Take a photo of a bottle of your favorite Celista wine (be creative!) Our wines are also available at Scotch Creek Market - Scotch Creek, Anglemont Marina - Anglemont and at Sunnyside Supermarket - Celista. Be sure to grab yourself a pack of world famous cheese buns from Sunnyside while you are there, don't hesitate… they sell out by 11am daily!
The breathtaking views of the Shuswap Lake from the Vineyard are spectacular. Capture this!
Take a photo whilst enjoying a nice glass of Celista Estate Wine from "The Hub" in Scotch Creek. Hub is a local restaurant/pub, live music/entertainment venue with an ice cream parlor in the heart of the North Shuswap. Grab and ice cream and stay for a show! While in Scotch Creek, check out the views of the Shuswap Lake from atop the Hlina Trail. #breathtaking
Take a photo from outside "The Writer's Cabin" (you must explore through the 160 acres of our Estate to locate its whereabouts!) Wait? You have cabins? Yes we do! Check out our Cabin Rental page on our website for more info! http://www.celistawine.com/cabin-rentals.html
Take a selfie in front of the painted portraits of Celista Estate Winery owners, Jake and Marg Ootes located in our tasting room!
Take a winery tour - photograph your favorite part of the tour! Tours are held Wednesdays and Saturday at 11am. No need to register, just show up! Tours are $5. If you take the tour on a Saturday, be sure to stop in at the Quaaout Lodge’s Jack Sam’s Restaurant for their scrumptious breakfast buffet 9:00am- 2:00pm. If you miss it Saturday, do not fret....it’s also available on Sundays!
Take a photo of our booth at one of our the local Farmer's Markets;
🍷 Chase on Fridays - 10am to 2pm. 🍷 Kamloops and Sorrento, every other Saturday - 8am to 12pm 🍷Coming in July - Celista Market on Wednesdays from 9am til 1pm. 11. Take a photo whilst enjoying a nice glass of Celista Estate Wine from "The Cove" restaurant located at Cottonwood Cove RV Resort and Campground in Lee Creek, our newest Shuswap restaurant provider! Check out their new menu, their stunning lakeside resort and perhaps plan an overnight stay! While in Lee Creek, check out the Upper and Lower Flume Trail! #hikeshuswap 12. Make a perfect wine pairing dinner for you, your family or for a group of foodies! Use your Celista wine of choice; post photos of your dinner, your Celista wine and your recipe!
Good luck, have fun and thank you for visiting Celista Estate Winery and the North Shuswap this summer! - Jake, Marg and the staff at Celista Estate Winery
Press Release - June 13, 2020 - National Rose Day/Silver Award, Marg's Rose - Experience Rose Wine Competition
Today is National Rosé Day and we couldn't pick a better day to announce that our 2018 Marg's Rosé just won Silver in the 2020 Experience Rosé Competition for Best Estate Grown, Produced and Bottled.
We are so very proud of the Estate Winery designation. In case you do not know, an estate-bottled wine is made entirely from grapes owned by the winery, and the wine is made entirely on the winery's property—it doesn't ever leave the property during fermentation, aging, or bottling.
Our Marg's Rosé is well balanced blend from our hand picked Ortega and Seiggerbe grapes with a touch of Marechal Foch giving it its stunning coral colour. You will notice floral and savory notes; lilac and honeysuckle with hints of raspberry and strawberry. It pairs nicely with honeyed ham, lamb kabobs and pork medallions and it great for barbecues, brunches and special occasions.
Still a couple 2018 Marg's Rosé left on the shelf, as our new Marg's Rosé vintage is ready!! Come by our tasting room today, we are open 11am til 5pm. If you'd like to learn more about the winery, we have a tour at 11am today. Tours are $5 and include a tasting afterwards!
Press Release - June 12, 2020 - COVID-19 Safety Plan for Tasting Room
Press Release - June 1, 2020 - We Are Open 7 Days a Week
EFFECTIVE JUNE 1ST, 2020 - WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK TASTING ROOM & WINE TOURS RE-OPEN - COVID REGULATIONS IN PLACE WINE SALES ARE AVAILABLE STILL AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL DELIVERY AND BY PARKING LOT PICK UP AND ONLINE. We Are Now Open 7 Days A Week - Effective June 1st from 11am to 5pm. We cannot begin to share our appreciation and gratitude for the support during the first couple months of this pandemic. Your continued cooperation and your support is greatly appreciated during this next phase as we open our doors.
The following is our new COVID-19 Response, Safety Plan and Standards for the Winery. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. We can assure you that our staff will follow the same protocol.
🍷 Our tasting room is currently open for wine sales only. Please visit our website celistawine.com or Facebook and Instagram pages for details when tastings will become available.
🍷 We are still available for sales by parking lot pickup as well as free local delivery, please call Jake at 250-803-8140.
🍷 At this time we are only allowing 4 persons at a time in the tasting room. This is subject to change very shortly, again please visit our website for updates.
Press Release - May 19, 2020 - Open Weekends in May
Press Release - May 2, 2020 - We are OPEN for Mother's Day!
Press Release - May 2020 - COVID-19 Response Poster
WINE SALES AVAILABLE ONLINE, PICK-UP OR DELIVERY THE TASTING ROOM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WINE SALES ARE AVAILABLE BY PICK UP, DELIVERY (some conditions apply) AND ONLINE.
At this time we are offering wine sales by parking lot pick up, door to door local delivery (in quantities of 3, 6 and 12 bottles) and our wines are always available in our online wine store here for shipping (in quantities of 3, 6 and 12 bottles). For pick up or local delivery, please contact us at 250-803-8140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 21, 2020 – In compliance to Provincial Health Officer, Bonnie Henry’s recommendation, we have temporarily closed our tasting room during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The safety of our guests, staff, and community is our first priority during this unprecedented time.
Our team will continue to monitor developments, and to follow all Provincial Health, Interior Health and BCCDC recommended procedures and protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests and staff. We are committed to staying informed and being responsive as the situation evolves.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have questions about a reservation, shipment pick-up, or upcoming winery event.