The St Hubertus & Oak Bay Vineyards were originally planted in 1928 by J.W. Hughes during a time when good agricultural land was plentiful. The vineyards of St Hubertus and Oak Bay are some of the oldest in the Okanagan Valley.Movie Valley of the Vine from 1967
In 1984 Leo Gebert, originally from Switzerland, came to the Okanagan to start a winery. Two years later his younger brother Andy joined him. Since 1984 the Gebert Family has used sustainable farming practices on their 76 acre vineyard to produce wines that reflects the terroir of the north Okanagan Valley under the St Hubertus (50 acres) & Oak Bay (26 acres) labels. This was officially recoginized in 2005 through the Environmental Farm Plan.
In 1991 the two brothers Leo and Andy Gebert changed direction and started producing their own wines. Today the winery produces on average 14,000 cases of wine annually. All wines created by St Hubertus and Oak Bay are made with estate grown grapes and crafted and bottled on site in keeping with the traditions of an estate winery.
In the summer of 2003 the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire, destroyed the original winery and over 200 homes in the surrounding area.