History – Our Roots

Many wonder how Kalala Organic Estate Winery got its name. The legend comes from the owner, Karnail’s grandparents who told him the story of how the village where he was born came to be. Long ago, in Northern India, farmers working in the beautiful and distant flatlands came upon a wolf and lamb sitting peacefully together. They believed this coexistence to be so inspiring that they moved their village to this very spot, in hopes that the same harmony would be reflected in their village, and named it Kalala, meaning Miracle Place.

Feeling that this story was reflective of the Okanagan Valley and his pursuit to grow the grapes in harmony with nature, he named his winery after this miraculous place Kalala.


Today, Kalala produces award-winning wines across the world, and of course right here in West Kelowna. With seventeen planted acres on the West Kelowna property with breathtaking views of the Okanagan Lake, we welcome you to join us for a walk around our vineyards, learn about organic viticulture and winemaking, and to try the wines in our extensive portfolio at our wine store.