At Zias, we have an extensive wine menu.
In addition to many imported wines,
we serve over 75 local wines
from up and down the Okanagan Valley:

Our Many Local Wineries Include:

Sumac Ridge, Summerland
Lang Vineyards, Naramata
Hester Creek, Oliver
Inniskillen, Oliver
Lake Breeze, Naramata
Poplar Grove, Penticton
Crowsnest, Cawston
Hawthorne Mountain, Okanagan Falls
Jackson Triggs, Oliver
Benchland Vineyards, Naramata
Fairview Cellars, Oliver
Scherzinger, Summerland
House of Rose, Kelowna
Mission Hill, Westbank
Burrowing Owl, Oliver
Red Rooster, Naramata
Wild Goose, Okanagan Falls
Quails Gate, Kelowna
Cedar Creek, Kelowna
Pinot Reach Cellars, Kelowna
Summerhill, Kelowna
Gray Monk, Kelowna
La Frenz, Naramata
Thornhaven, Summerland
Cordillera, Westbank
While home wine cellars can be quite modest, the needs of a wine-oriented restaurant places greater demands on both the amount of space needed and the level and stability of the temperature and humidity. In the case of Zias Stonehouse Restaurant in Summerland the situation could hardly be better. The restaurant is built around a hand crafted stone house that the Summerland Heritage Society designated as an official heritage building in 1988. The home itself was built by the Biagioni family in 1916, and first became a restaurant about 50 years later. In 1998 the Ferlizza family imaginatively created an outstanding restaurant after working a full year to restore the stone house and then complement it with additional space and a well equipped kitchen. Soaring skylights illuminate the stone walls that are now part of the restaurantís interior creating an almost courtyard atmosphere.

Now to the cellar. In the best Italian tradition, the Biagioni family built the basement to, among other things, accommodate winemaking and storage, and Manager Shannon Ferlizza said that winemaking implements were found when they renovated it, as well as doors wide enough to allow barrels to be easily moved inside and out. To prepare the underground room for its role as a functioning restaurant wine cellar, wooden bunks were built along several walls, accommodating Zias wide range of primarily British Columbia wines. While handy to the restaurant floor, the cellar provides stable temperatures and humidity year round. The unusual and charming part is that Zias Stonehouse Restaurant enjoys a spacious heritage wine cellar that was built for the purpose in 1916!