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8th Generation Vineyard

Wineries & Wine Tours, Accessibility

6807 Hwy 97, Summerland, British Columbia, V0H 1Z9

Accessibility

This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.

Mobility

Parking
  • Designated accessible parking near an accessible entrance that is specifically marked
  • Space specifically marked with a van-accessible sign, at minimum 4.7 metres wide, large enough to accommodate a vehicle with a side lift/ramp
Entrance
  • Entrance has no steps or if there are one or more steps, there is non-slip ramp with a maximum of 5% slope
  • Entry route has a door that is at minimum 815 mm wide
Lobby Or Reception Area
  • Lowered counter at the reception or ticket desk
Restroom In Public Area
  • Designated gender-neutral/family restroom that can also accommodate a support person
  • Can be reached without going up or down stairs, has a main entrance and/or stall that is a minimum 815 mm wide and has an outward swing door
Activities & Transportation
  • Key activities are accessible to guests using mobility devices
  • Accessible spaces have clear views of the main activity (i.e. stage, viewing area)
  • Pathways are hard packed surfaces with a maximum slope 5%

Vision

Overall Space
  • Audible alarm and/or public service system
  • Multiple lighting sources to improve visibility
  • Customer service staff have been trained, and prepared to verbally describe rooms, menus, business amenities and contracts/waivers in detail
  • Staff are available to accompany guests through the venue as a guide, and to describe the sights

Cognitive & Sensory Friendly

Overall Space
  • Neutral or muted colours that are calming and subdued
  • Surfaces, window coverings, and décor with minimal glare or reflection, as well as minimal use of bold patterns, shapes, or stripes
  • Subtle and/or natural lighting, no florescent or harsh lighting, and no dark shadows
  • Minimal visual clutter and obstacles
  • Nonslip floor surfaces with minimal reflection
  • Steps and slope changes are clearly marked and lit, and have handrails
  • Background noise is minimal, and alarms or auditory cues are on a low frequency
  • Staff are available to accompany guests through the venue as a guide, and to describe the sights
Signs & Navigation
  • Directional signs at key decision points, including main entrances, restrooms, lounges, and reception desks
  • Signs are clear and concise, in large, plain font with good contrast between text and background
Restroom In Public Area
  • Designated gender-neutral/family restroom that can also accommodate a support person

General

Emergency Plan
  • System in place for guests to contact a staff member for help if required
Service Dogs
  • Staff have been trained on guide and service dog policies
  • Business has a dog relief area on site
High Speed Internet Service
  • Business has high-speed internet service available for video application use

Our family’s heritage in wine making dates back to 1783. We are the eighth consecutive generation to produce fine wines, and the first generation to do so in the New World. 8th Generation Vineyard is an ultra contemporary winery, deeply rooted in tradition. We welcome you to experience our wine making history! Bernd H. Schales, 8th Generation Winemaker Stefanie Schales, 10th Generation Winegrower