Sunset over Marichel Vineyard

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Penticton Area Wineries

Sip and savour your way around this gorgeous wine region, where vineyards carpet the sunny benchlands above Okanagan Lake. Be sure to taste some of the region's best-known varietals, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Merlot. Between tastings, enjoy cycling over canyons on a historic rail line, teeing off at a lakeside golf course, or sampling the local home grown fare.

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Local Wineries

Head out along the Naramata Bench, where almost two dozen wineries cluster above the... Read more lake’s eastern shore. Across Okanagan Lake, follow the Bottleneck Drive wine route to explore Summerland’s wineries. Stop at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery to sample their Meritage blend, or bring a picnic lunch to Thornhaven Estates to enjoy with their spicy Gewurtztraminer. At Dirty Laundry Vineyard, enjoy their Not So Knotty Chardonnay with a selection of gourmet treats while enjoying the spectacular view from their outdoor patio.

Dirty Laundry Vineyard

Dirty Laundry Vineyard is a small but growing winery in Summerland. Thanks to the vision of the vineyard's founders, we have some of the oldest vinifera vines in the Okanagan Valley. Visitors often have a chance to see the Kettle Valley Steam Trai...
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Okanagan Crush Pad Winery

Okanagan Crush Pad is located in scenic Summerland, BC, on Switchback Organic Vineyard. The facility, producer of Haywire and Narrative, has quickly built a reputation as a premium winery receiving unprecedented awards and accolades. The team is m...
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8th Generation Vineyard

Our family's heritage in winemaking dates back to 1783. We are now the 8th consecutive generation to produce fine wines and the first generation to do so in the New World.

8th Generation is an ultra contemporary winery, deeply rooted in ...

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Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery is on of BC's premier estate wineries. Founded in 1981 by Harry McWatters, the winery is dedicated to producing 100% BC VQA wines. Come & try our reds, whites & sparkling wines, or enjoy our many picnic options on our pat...
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Red Rooster Winery

Visit our wine shop for daily tastings. We showcase artwork from local artists in our unique gallery. Our patio offers a spectacular view of Lake Okanagan, join us for light lunches & wine.

As a member of the British Columbia Wine Institute,...

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Painted Rock Estate Winery

Named Winery of the Year at the 2014/15 InterVin International Wine Awards, Painted Rock is singularly committed to the production of ultra-premium wines.

Our modern contemporary tasting room and events facility sits on a picturesque bluf...

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Laughing Stock Vineyards

Located on the picturesque Naramata Bench, Laughing Stock Vineyards is a serious enterprise with a lighthearted attitude. With a name like ours, we wake up everyday with the motivation of not living up to our name. Thus we aim to produce the highe...
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Terravista Vineyards

Our boutique winery, situated on a stunning southwest facing slope, specializes in the production of some of BC's finest white wines. Our wines are bright, clean and have extraordinary flavour profiles. We are a "must visit" for those who enjoy wh...
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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery - Okanagan

Township 7 is a family owned & managed winery committed to the production of small lots of exceptional handcrafted, high quality wines. Our grapes are carefully chosen from the Okanagan Valley & from our vineyards in Langley & Penticton.

As ...

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Hillside Winery & Bistro

Situated on the east side of Okanagan Lake, just north of downtown Penticton. The winery's multi-storey 1393 sq m (15,000 sq ft) building complete with a 21 m (72 ft) tower dominates the view as you drive north along Naramata Rd. Our Bistro offers...
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Poplar Grove Winery

As one of 5 original wineries on the Naramata Bench, we are focused on 6 core wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah & a signature blend called The Legacy. Each year, in addition to these 6, we craft a small amount of wine th...
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Upper Bench Estate Winery

Situated at the gateway to the picturesque Naramata Bench, Upper Bench offers a unique experience to locals and visitors with pairings of their two passions: artisan wine and hand-crafted cheese.

Come and watch Shana handcraft her cheeses th...

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Therapy Vineyards

Deep in the heart of the beautiful Naramata Bench, lies Therapy Vineyards & Guesthouse, one of the Okanagan's finest wineries. Our very serious yet artistic & passionate winemaker, Steve Latchford, has 8 years of vintages & countless awards under ...
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Lake Breeze Vineyards

Located on the beautiful Naramata Bench, just minutes north of Penticton, we have often been described as one of the most idyllic settings for a winery in BC due to the lake & vineyard views from our tasting room & patio. Since 1995 we have been p...
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Grape Escapes Wine Tours

2015 & 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, 2015 Penticton Hospitality / Tourism Business of the Year Award, 2015 All Nations Trust Aboriginal Tourism Business of the Year Award, 2013 Okanagan Life Magazine "Best of the Okanagan" Read...
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Other Wine Country Fun

Swing a club among the ponderosa pines at Summerland Golf & Country Club or at Penticton... Read more Golf & Country Club. Kick back on the sandy shores of Okanagan or Skaha lakes, or do like the locals and beat the heat by floating in an inner tube down the Penticton River Channel. Take a few hours to ride the Kettle Valley Steam Railway and learn more about the area’s history at the SS Sicamous Paddler Wheeler and Heritage Park.

Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Come out and take a ride on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway! Operating on the only remaining section of the historic Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) - this unique 90 minute journey takes you through beautiful, rural Summerland and onto the Trout Creek...
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Cycling on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Cycle through vineyards and across gorge-spanning trestles along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. This 455-km/282-mi rails-to-trails conversion runs from just south of Kelowna all the way to Penticton and passes several wineries along the way. Pedal into Poplar Grove Winery for a sip of Pinot Gris or stop for a vineyard-side meal at Hillside Estate Winery & Bistro.

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Places to Eat

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Okanagan Valley Restaurants

Taste all the flavours of the Okanagan Valley at Local Lounge Grille in Summerland, where a... Read more large selection of BC wines complement the steaks and locally sourced produce. Or visit Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery to try creative and flavourful tapas-style dishes. Relax over a cheese and pâté platter at The Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa's Cobblestone Wine Bar or try the irresistible seasonal menu at Hillside Winery & Bistro.

Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa

Lat: 49.597232
Lon: -119.6031929
Bed & Breakfast, Italian, Day Spas
13 reviews
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Hillside Winery & Bistro

Lat: 49.53759
Lon: -119.56351
40 reviews
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The Hooded Merganser

Lat: 49.50261
Lon: -119.5947
Wine Bars, Cocktail Bars, Canadian (New)
37 reviews
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Lake Breeze Vineyards

Lat: 49.5762626
Lon: -119.5853951
23 reviews
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Local on Lakeshore

Lat: 49.600891649683
Lon: -119.65273177608
Lounges, Canadian (New), American (Traditional)
29 reviews
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The Bench Market

Lat: 49.50301
Lon: -119.58672
Grocery, Delis, Cafes
63 reviews
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Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery

Lat: 49.5133899
Lon: -119.5714662
Tapas/Small Plates, Mediterranean
43 reviews
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Places to Stay

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Penticton Lakeside Resort

On the shore of Okanagan Lake, our full-service, all-season resort includes 273 deluxe guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony.

Our elegant convention centre includes an 836 sq. metre ballroom and 7 lakeview breakout rooms. Th...

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Summerland Waterfront Resort

The Beyond Wrapture Day Spa at the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa offers over 35 treatments including specialties such as aromatherapy wraps, vinotherapy (wine massage), couples massage, exfoliating scrubs and sacred art stone massage.


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Getting Here and Around

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Getting to Penticton

Penticton is a scenic 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver on the Coquihalla Highway or along the US... Read more Border via Highway Three. There are direct flights from Vancouver or it's about an hour’s drive from Kelowna International Airport.

Kelowna International Airport - YLW

The Okanagan Valley is in every sense, a true four season playground... and Kelowna is at the heart of it all. We give travellers access to one of the most popular vacation destinations in Canada, with over 1.5 million travelers each and every yea...
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Penticton Regional Airport

Conveniently located on VFR routes to the Pacific coast, the BC interior and Alaska, Penticton Regional Airport is your destination to fun, sun and hospitality.
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