At Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard we craft wines in small batches from grapes grown on the benchlands of our estate in Creston, BC. The winery is named after the majestic Skimmerhorn mountain range which contributes to our unique terroir, soil and micro-climate. The combination of these factors affords our wines flavours that are truly exceptional. The wines are concentrated, balanced and ready to enjoy.
The Creston Valley
Creston is a town of approximately 5,306 people in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The town is located approximately 10 km (6 mi) north of the border crossing into the United States It is about a one-hour drive southwest from Cranbrook along the Crowsnest Highway.
Creston’s climate is often modified by air masses of the Pacific Ocean origin, especially in winter. Daily maximum temperatures are usually above freezing even in January except when air masses of Arctic origin move over the area. The worst cold outbreaks may send temperatures below −30 °C (−22 °F) on rare occasions. Spring comes early by Canadian standards; trees usually start to leaf out before the end of April. A clear summer day is likely to have a daily maximum near or above 25 °C (77 °F); the record maximum is 39.4 °C (103 °F). The first fall frost usually holds off until October where air drainage is good. It is known for it’s abundance in cherries, apples, peaches, apricots, and now vines. With a warm and steady growing season, the Creston Valley is able to produce some superb fruit and award winning wines.