Ex Nihilo - Out of Nothing

Premium, award-winning winery in the heart of the Okanagan Valley wine region, British Columbia

DISCOVER THE STORY

Extraordinary wines that give life to our unique place in the Okanagan Valley

We create wines that embody the essence of our unique location in the Okanagan Valley, giving life to a sense of place that defines our winery. It’s a sense that reflects the opportunities that come with each season, the stories of the vintages and the character in every bottle.

The experiences, understanding and dedication of the people who nurture the vines and produce our wines. A sense, out of nothing, of a lifelong dream to create wines of which we can forever be proud. We welcome you to Ex Nihilo Vineyards, our tasting room, gallery and restaurant, and look forward to sharing it with you.

Memor Vivo!

 

OUR VINEYARDS

The first time we walked these slopes we could feel the potential for it to be a unique place. Here, the climate is moderated by Lake Okanagan and beholden to the neighbouring Pacific Coast Range. The slope of our land moderates the summer heat and the soil that has been distilled from glacial deposits from over thousands of year contribute and deliver bold, ripe fruit. Combined with vineyard sites in Westbank, Oliver and Osoyoos, Ex Nihilo has over 90 acres of vines, allowing us to produce a range of distinctive and delicious Okanagan Valley wines.

OUR METHOD

We believe that extraordinary wines are a product of the passion of those who make them and the unique traits of the land that they grow. Combined with nurture, balance and technical expertise, we create wines that reflect the Okanagan Valley and the unique place we call home. In a region notable for its diversity of varieties, we have refined our approach to create a true articulation of our vineyards. Our vintner team, led by Jay Paulson and Dr. Alan Marks, express their creative talent and technical expertise from lessons of the past intertwined with tightly framed principles of present. These guides allow us to retain our authenticity while developing the Ex Nihilo story and the reputation of the Okanagan Valley wine region.

A FAMILY AFFAIR

OUR HERITAGE

The first time we walked this steep, untouched 10-acre property we saw the great potential to create a special place. It wasn’t just the landscape’s splendor that spoke to us – it was also the soil, the climate, and the southwestern facing slope that overlooked the beautiful Lake Okanagan. That was the day that we committed to the dream of creating wines that reveal the true beauty and essence of this unique hillside we now call Ex Nihilo.

The dream has become a reality; welcome to Ex Nihilo. We invite you to experience our tasting room, restaurant and gallery while enjoying our award winning wines.

We are thrilled to have you visit our 8000 sq. ft Mediterranean style infused winery and tasting room. Designed by Jeff Harder, the style not only reflects the meaning of Ex Nihilo, but is a destination where guests can enjoy a truly unique Okanagan Valley wine experience.

We hope you enjoy the experience, Memor Vivo!

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    2013

    FOOD, ART & WINE

    Gallery Creatio – August 2013
    Gallery Creatio features some of the Okanagan’s finest artists. Numerous art, food and wine events have been held in the gallery.

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    2013

    DINING IN THE VINEYARD

    Many outdoor dinners & event in the vineyard.

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    2011

    HELICOPTERS

    July 2011 – First Helicopter visit

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    2010

    STATE OF THE ART TANKS

    Nina working with new state of the art La Garde Tanks.

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    2010

    RIBBON CUTTING

    Grand Opening – May 2010. Opening Day Ribbon Cutting with MP Ron Cannon and future NHL Great Jace Branson Harder.

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    2010

    GRAND OPENING

    Tasting Room & Cellar – May 2010
    The calm before the storm

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    2009

    CONSTRUCTION

    The Tasting Room & Cellar building
    Construction of the roofing begins …

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Ex Nihilo Vines Hillside

EX NIHILO CONFIDENTIAL

Some things are meant to be kept private.  A rare treasure motivates the spirit to maintain exclusivity.  Yet it is a privilege to have the option to keep it confidential or to share the exquisite find.

We choose the latter… for now.

 

Privacy is Luxury

THE PRIVATE WORLD OF PRIVATA

Ex Nihilo Events
En Nihilo Corporate Dinners
ExNihilo casks

CREATIO

THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF CREATIO GALLERY

In keeping with the original philosophy and impact of art on the creation of the winery, Ex Nihilo specifically designed the tasting room to showcase local artists. The connection between wine and art is evident throughout the valley, and Ex Nihilo has established itself as a premiere destination for fine wine and fine art.

We exclusively show works by emerging and distinguished artists residing in the Okanagan Valley.

 

 

CHAOS

refined changing menu & valley views, unforgettable dining experience

5PM-9PM DAILY

Woodfire Pizza Oven serving fabulous Pizzas, Salads & Charcuterie Boards all made with love by our Chef Jeff Kreklau

Gluten Free Deserts made by Mr D