The first development on Goat’s Peak mountain in West Kelowna will be a winery.
A vineyard is being established on the north slopes of the mountain. Plans for a winery and tasting lounge will be reviewed this week by members of the city’s agricultural advisory committee.
The eight-hectare property is located beside the interchange of Glenrosa Road/Gellatly Road South and Highway 97, opposite Gorman Bros. Lumber.
Although the land is zoned for agriculture, a non-farm-use application must be approved by the city because the vineyard is not yet planted with grapes. That will occur in the spring.
The City of West Kelowna has approved the construction of more than 1,000 homes on Goat’s Peak.
Last year, however, Vancouver-based Staburn Group announced it was stopping all work on the project because of the company’s opposition to the NDP government’s speculation and vacancy tax.