Strawbale Construction: Orofino Winery
BC’s Similkameen Valley is home to Orofino, the country’s first strawbale winery. Powered by solar energy, the ecofriendly design ensures consistent insulation for barrel-room temperatures, and relief from the summer heat. Sip their Wild Ferment Syrah or Scout Vineyard Riesling inside, or picnic under the winery’s almond and oak trees. Another option? Stay for the night at Orofino’s one- and two-bedroom vineyard suites, atop the barrel room.