A Father’s Dream, a Family’s Journey: The beginning. Since the 1960s it was Sarwan Gidda’s dream to grow grapes that would produce world-class wines. This all began when his father, Mehtab Gidda, came to Canada from a small town in East Punjab, India. Having just $5 in his pocket and not a single word of English in his vocabulary, the dream of a better life began in 1958, when he settled in the Land of Wonder –the Okanagan Valley. The entire family respects Mehtab for his courageousness and disciplined work ethic. They were the first and only Indo-Canadian family in West Kelowna for 15 years. The family purchased their first property in 1963 and soon after were the largest apple farmers in West Kelowna. In 1978, Sarwan and wife Sudarshana pursued a new venture of growing grapes. Today, their 80 acres of grapes, apples and cherries are managed by Sarwan’s family. In May 2010, the children fulfilled their father’s dream of establishing Volcanic Hills Estate Winery.