Considering its west-to-southwest exposure, hot summers, low rainfall and low humidity, Vanessa Vineyards is ideally suited for grape growing. With very few limitations, the vineyard is on its ascension, going from a fruit seller to a dedicated winery in the span of a decade. For its estate wine, Vanessa Vineyards has five grape varieties, taking full advantage of the superior growing conditions in the Similkameen Valley. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Viognier ripen to perfection in this pristine place. Vanessa, Greek for butterfly, is an aptly chosen name for this splendid red wine vineyard.