South of the town of Oliver to the border town of Osoyoos lies a benchland of terra firma rich in natural nutrients and baked golden by the South Okanagan sun. The zone called the Golden Mile is dotted with vineyards that enjoy the warm temperatures late into the growing season.
In the early 1900's the area was mined for its gold and silver, but when the miners left the settlers began planting orchards. By the 1980's vineyards began producing such flavourful grapes that apple orchards and acres of vegetables were replaced with vines and wineries.
The wineries located on the stretch of Golden Mile are:
Antelope Ridge, Cassini Cellars, Castoro de Oro, Fairview Cellars, Gehringer Brothers, Hester Creek, Inniskillin, Road 13, Rustico Cellars and Tinhorn Creek