A Glass of Success at Nk’Mip Cellars
Overlooking the picturesque Osoyoos Lake in British Columbia is Nk’Mip Cellars (pronounced Inkameep), North America’s first Indigenous owned and operated winery. This award-winning winery consistently ranks in the top tier of Canadian wines for their world-class products. In addition to being ranked the second best winery in BC in 2014, Nk’Mip also represents the success that economic development has had for Osoyoos Indian Band.
Through strong leadership and strategic partnerships, the 450-member Osoyoos Indian Band has created a tourism business generating annual revenues in excess of $ 40 million and employing 1,200 people. The Band operates ten businesses in total, including the internationally-renowned Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa.