By Arezoo Aliperti
Nestled in the lush vines looking over Osoyoos Lake in the South Okanagan, LaStella is an award-winning, boutique winery producing some of the best wines in British Columbia.
Walking through the manicured vines and the serenity that surrounds the winery, you’ll notice that the passionate staff have become like a family, working together at producing a variety of wines that their many loyal customers wait patiently to experience.
With a vision to offer a select number of high quality wines rather than mass produce its vintages, this boutique winery produces a limited amount of hand-crafted varieties.
The Tuscan-style tasting room welcomes clients and visitors from all over the world. Here, visitors are greeted by knowledgeable staff who live and breathe the wine world. They can enjoy the ultimate relaxation of sipping wine on the tasting room’s patio — an experience further enhanced by spectacular views of the lake and vineyard.
Members of Piccolo Wine Club and LaStella’s Wine Society enjoy several benefits, including an opportunity to learn about new wines before the information is public, and the chance to purchase exclusive, limited-production bottles.
Each bottle of white, rose and red wine at LaStella receives the ultimate in attention and care before it reaches the consumer.
LaStella’s name origins from Italy, meaning “star,” which can be seen on its label. Each wine has its own story — and to convey this uniqueness, many of the wines are named after Italian
Since it’s conception, the winery’s philosophy has been and continues to be to build a family atmosphere among its staff, attract clients who will anticipate visiting every season, and to offer an experience greater than merely purchasing a bottle of wine.