The Late 1800’s saw the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway through British Columbia, and with it an influx of prospectors and Chinese workers into the village of Summerland. One of these workers, Sam Suey, was tired of working on the railroad so he decided to open up his own business… Sam Suey’s Chinese Laundry. When Sam discovered that the men in town had other needs that were not being met, he built a second story where he could provide additional services, and the hub soon became known around town as “Dirty Laundry”.
Fast forward to today, and Dirty Laundry is an award-winning winery, happy to share the whole sordid tale at their wine bar (where the tastings are always free). It boasts spectacular views of the Okanagan Lake, and a great look at the Kettle Valley Steam Train as it chugs right by the patio. Enjoy a wine experience like no other, and cheers to Sam, those colourful ladies, and days gone by.
Every Friday in July enjoy a fresh lobster lunch on the beautiful patio at Dirty Laundry Vineyards from 12pm – 2pm. Tickets available online.
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