Covert Farms – A Signature Experience in the Okanagan
After three generations of Coverts managing 130+ acres of ground crops, in 2014 Gene Covert (third generation farmer) turned his focus to winemaking and leased organic food growing to Secrest Organics at Covert Farms. Terry, owner of Secrest Organics, has been leading our organics production for a number of years; we consider Terry and his family to be part of the extended Covert family.
Today Covert Farms remains a leader in quality organic fruit and vegetable growing in the Okanagan through Secrest Organics – a major shipper of fresh field tomatoes, sweet onions, sweet corn, muskmelons and table grapes. Secrest Organics at Covert Farms supplies fruit stands and major wholesalers in Western Canada, while continuing the tradition of offering fresh produce to the retail public. Our goal is to support a healthy community and help grow agri-tourism in the South Okanagan.
We support tasty, healthy foods and the relationships necessary to bring that about in a sustainable way. Our vineyard is certified organic, and we embrace biodynamic and permaculture farming methods. The relationships of our land are complex and most are yet to be discovered. As we learn more we find interest, intrigue, and humility. We invite you to explore our farm, to learn about our farming practices and experience a place bustling with life and diversity.
In season, we encourage our wine customers to visit Secrest Organics at Covert Farms and try ‘pick-your-own’. The friendly staff at Secrest Organics can assist with your selections and guide you along the way. They grow more than 40 different crops, so you can try something new. Freshly harvested produce is also available in their farm store, steps from our Wine Lounge. Many crops are available from late spring until first frost.
Covert farms is a 650 acre organic farm, vineyard, and winery. Our organically-grown wine portfolio includes Roussanne/Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Rosé, as well as our proprietary red blends, The Bluff, MDC and the iconic, Amicitia.
Relax on our licensed patio and enjoy a glass of wine with a charcuterie and cheese board featuring small bites from the farm.
Those who love recreation will appreciate the location of Covert Farms as a gateway to the famous Okanagan landmark, nʕaylintn (McIntyre Bluff). Enjoy our outdoor setting as a great place to picnic after a bike ride or hike.
Explore further and find Secrest Organics on-farm certified organic produce available only in season and only when ripe.
COVERT FARMS WINE
We craft our estate wines with minimal intervention using natural fermentation when possible to focus on vineyard and fruit. Our white wines display purity in fruit paired with crisp natural acidity coveted by enthusiasts. Our low yields result in terroir-focused artisan reds that are luscious and age-worthy.
Red with crisp natural acidity coveted by enthusiasts. Our low yields result in terroir-focused artisan reds that are luscious and age-worthy. Unique to British Columbia, our wines are made from 100% estate grown certified organic grapes. Coyote block in the SE is hot and breezy lending itself to our big reds and rhone whites. Mimi’s block in the NW has a cooler climate with rich soil that produces our unique pinot noir.
ENJOY!! Estate wines with minimal intervention using natural fermentation when possible.