This interactive photo gallery presents views enjoyed from the Bighorn Ridge property.
The images were selected to provide you with a good understanding of its interesting topography.
To best display the property’s micro-topography, when available, photos were chosen which show the fruit trees at a young age. At this point in time (2018), all trees are in full production.
The location where each photo was taken as well as its individual view angle is shown on the index map to the right.
Click on the cameras to see the views.
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Big, sweet cherries do not appreciate rain! After a July rain storm, all available options are used to dry the delicate fruit as soon as possible
Apex Mountain (2,247m /7,370 ft) Penticton's own downhill and Nordic ski resort, still wears a heavy blanket of snow when the cherries are blooming in the South Okanagan valley
Several varieties of table grapes surround the vegetable and herb garden
Bitterroot is another beautiful early spring wildflower which once was a valued source of food for the BC interior first nations
Arrow-leaved balsamroot, provides another feast for the senses during early spring . The showy flowers, can turn whole hillsides into a sea of yellow
California quails are some of the permanent residents of Bighorn Ridge. During spring,the male's distinct calls to mark their territory and gather the flock are heard throughout the day
Spectacular compositions of color and scents can be savored in the Okanagan autumn sun
Varietal differences in autumn leaf coloring in Blasted Church Winery's Vineyard, Bighorn Ridge's northern neighbor. The winery produces a wide selection of internationally recognized and awarded wines
About a dozen of different apple varieties are cultivated in the garden . Shown here are the impressive blossoms of a Bramley tree, an old English Variety
The afternoon and evening solar reflection on Skaha Lake is an important factor for the existing microclimate of Bighorn Ridge which is very conducive to the cultivation of high quality wine grapes
Premium cherries from Bighorn Ridge : world-class fruit for very discriminating high-end markets all around the world
By mid October , the rich colors of autumn have changed the appeal of the Okanagan Valley once again. In the background: Mt Parker , a favorite destination for a serious hikers in the area
Once a very important food source for the BC Interior native peoples, Arrow-leaved balsamroot likes warm, dry soils and an abundance of sun
Ripening Apples sunbathing in the Okanagan Sun
The blooming of sagebrush buttercups in early March signal unmistakably the arrival of spring
Nectarines are one of the very first fruit trees to bloom in spring. The garden contains about 25 trees which bear beautiful fruit every year
When the Nectarines are at full bloom, the cherry blossoms start to open
During early spring, mule deer are often browsing collectively on the warm sunny slopes around Bighorn Ridge where Mother Nature serves her first tasty greens of the season
The warm days of late April and early May soon cause a sea of white to appear. The warn air is filled with the sweet fragrance of cherry blossoms and the relentless hum of honey bees.
The famous Okanagan Sky...
Annually , the South Okanagan is blessed with over 2,000 hours of bright sunshine