Osoyoos Gelato

Our background

We started our business as Osoyoos Gelato, which opened at Lakeview Plaza in Osoyoos in May 2006. It quickly established itself as a happy, bright, and above all, tasty place to visit. In 2010 the business moved to its present location at the south end of Watermark Beach Resort, a much more pedestrian friendly area, right near the beach. In 2014 we changed our name to Roberto's.

Roberto's Gelato is owned and managed by Robert Klei, Roberto who with his wife Gwen moved to Osoyoos from Calgary in 1999.  After working at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards for a number of years, Rob took some time off  for a solo bicycle expedition of the Bicentennial National Trail in Australia (see link on the right). Then, after another few years back at the winery, he decided it was time to pursue a long-held dream of running his own gelato business. In preparation he took the highly acclaimed Ice Cream Technology Course offered at University of Guelph, Ontario, and investigated various aspects of the gelato industry in Toronto and Vancouver. He decided that the popular tourist area of the South Okanagan Valley, and specifically Osoyoos, would be a viable location to begin introducing this new product to British Columbia's southern interior.

Some of our staff:

Sara Smiley (2015 - present)
Julia Mocci
(2017 - present)
Jesse Zimmerman
(2018 - present)