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Established in 2006

Nostalgia Wines is a female-owned and managed business led by Gina Fernandes Harfman, who is the owner, winemaker, and fourth generation South Okanagan family farmer. Nostalgia reflects Gina’s ideology that wine should be about making memories and connections. It was established in 2006 as Oliver Twist Estate Winery, and rebranded to Nostalgia Wines to celebrate its 15th Anniversary in 2021.

Our small lot wines are divided into three wine tiers (Pin-Up Series, Nostalgia Series, and Family Collection), all made from our 14.5 acres of vineyard and our partner growers. There are four white varietals and five red varietals planted here, including the unique Kerner variety.

In a vintage where a wine reveals itself as most special, and highest quality, Gina assigns this wine to her Family Collection. The Nostalgia Series is a small lot lineup of varietal white and barrel-aged reds that perfectly exemplify their vintage. You’ll be charmed by the fun and seductive Pin-Up Series, which allows Gina to express her lighter side and experiment with blends, with retro-cool paintings by artist Ralph Burch. These labels are a nod to Gina’s previous career pin-striping and air brushing classic cars, hot rods, and motorbikes.

Open all year round, guests are encouraged to visit for a guided Memorable Wine Experience (tasting), book a Memorable Wine Tour, or enjoy a bottle in the estate’s scenic picnic area, taking in the valley views of the rugged desert hills, vineyards, and orchards.

Nostalgia Wines is proud to contribute a little piece of heaven in the South Okanagan’s beautiful wine country. We look forward to welcoming you and we would love to keep in touch. Be sure to sign up for our newsletters and follow us @nostalgiawines on Facebook and Instagram.

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