For a modern winery, we go a long way back. Though our vineyards were established in the 1970s, our name dates to the 1800s and the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
At the time, the area around Okanagan Lake was bustling with Chinese men who had come to build the railway and start a new life. One industrious railway worker found that he could trade in hard labour and make more money if he opened a laundry business. Catering to his fellow railway workers, he operated mostly on weekends, and soon found that he needed some way to keep everyone entertained for a few hours while they waited for their clean shirts and trousers.
Informal games of cards quickly turned into a gambling den in the upper floor of the laundry building. The addition of a brothel soon followed, and the locals began to call the place the ‘Dirty Laundry’. A legend was born—And we’re keeping it going.
Our flagship wines, including Hush Rosé and the award-winning Pinot Noir are enjoyed coast-to-coast in Canada. Of course, the ultimate goal for our winery is fun. We have fun making it so you can have fun drinking it. We want to make wine accessible to everyone. We’re never snooty, but if you drop by for a tasting, you’ll learn a lot about how great wines are made.
QDo we need reservations for the tasting bar or patio?
We do not require or accept reservations for tastings or patio with the exception of our Bordello Wine Club members. All other seating or tasting is on a first come, first served basis. Notable exceptions include our "Elevated Tasting Experience" which does require a reservation.
QDo you offer food choices?
Yes. While we do not offer table service, we have a self serve pizza kitchen and offer self-serve deli style foods such as breads, cheeses, meats and condiments. We also offer custom roasted gourmet coffees as well as flavoured milk steamers and gelato for the kids.
QDo you offer a premium tasting experience?
Yes we do. Our "Elevated Tasting Experience" must be reserved either on our website (under events) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QAre there drink options outside of wine?
We have craft beers on tap: by the glass or in beer flight format. We also offer a selection of local ciders.We serve coffees, teas and "steamers" (steamed milk with chocolate, vanilla or caramel.) We also serve soft drinks, bottled water and select ice teas.