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Desert Hills Estate Winery

Starting as growers, the Toor brothers learned the business literally, from the ground up. Randy, Jessie and Dave Toor learned wine in the vineyards, and this serves as the background of their philosophy in making great wine – memorable, award winning wines can only be achieved with wonderful grapes. Great philanthropists, the Toor family donates proceeds from winery tastings to building and maintaining a sports stadium in India. Annual tournaments take the family back to celebrate their ongoing commitment.
Boutique Estate Winery located on the Black Sage Bench of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

One day..... so began the dream of three brothers. Imagining the adjacent orchard as a vineyard, their vineyard, from which their learned craft of winegrowing on the Black Sage Bench would prosper....

And over a decade later, that property became theirs, and such was the beginning of the Desert Hills Estate Winery. It may be easy to see their inspiration now, standing amongst the rows in the Estate Vineyard, but it was a
shared vision that could only be successfully achieved with a thorough understanding of the sandy soils of this unique pocket desert.


“We planted the first Syrah vines in the South Okanagan, on our Estate “Three Boys Vineyard” and now farm two other vineyards on the Black Sage Bench. With a total of five vineyards and over 70 acres under vine, we craft wines that
are representative of the terroir, with a balanced elegance that can only be achieved through a seamless collaboration between winegrowing and winemaking.”
–Toor Brothers

Today, each vineyard still resonates with its own sound, and our tree – it symbolizes the realization of the brothers’ carefully nurtured dream and the abundance which can spring forth from this desert terroir.


Founding Date: 1988
Two time recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s award for excellence in winemaking and winner of Canada’s Best Red. Over 400 awards.

BC VQA Okanagan Valley designated wines.

Our red wine portfolio includes: Mirage, our proprietary red blend, our award winning Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel.

Our white wine portfolio includes: Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Gewurztraminer. Our Cactus Red and Cactus White wines offer unique blends of multiple varietals.

All Desert Hills Estate vineyards are managed with sustainable viticulture practices. No harsh sprays are used, & tractor passes are kept to a bare minimum.  We farm low yields & high quality.  Harvest sees us hand pick & hand sort our grapes prior to crush.  Quality is always paramount.

The vineyard was purchased in 1988, planted with Vitis Vinifera  in 1994, and now makes up the 25-acre home vineyard site for Desert Hills Estate Winery.

Eagle's Nest was established in 2006 & aquired by the Toor brothers a year later. It now has 15 acres under vine, planted with merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and petit verdot.

Sage Brush Vineyard was planted by our founders in 2007 with 19 acres of Bordeaux varietals.

Black Sage Bistro at Desert Hills Estate Winery


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