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Here are the vineyards and wineries in and arouond Penticton. Naramata is on the east shore of Okanagan Lake, just north of Penticton. Summerland is on the West shore of Okanagan Lake, just north of Penticton. Okanagan Falls is on the south shore of Skaha Lake, just south of Penticton.

Benchland Vineyards & Winery
170 Upper Bench Road
Penticton BC V2A 8T1
1-800-610-3794 or 250-770-1733
Hours: 10 to 6 May 1 to Oct 31; Winter: Nov 1 to April 30 Tues to Fri 2 to 6, Sat and Sun 12 to 6, or by appointment.

Blasted Church Vineyards
378 Parsons Rd. RR# 1 S32 C67
Okanagan Falls BC V0H 1R0
(250) 497-1125 toll-free 1-8-SPELLBOUND Fax: (250) 497-1126
Winemaker: Frank Supernak
The winery is named for a 103 year old wooden church from a mining camp, dislodged by dynamite before being dismantled and moved to its second home of Okanagan Falls. Perched high on a rolling hillside that cascades into Skaha Lake, and now in its second decade of grape production, the vineyard has long provided premium quality grapes to many of British Columbia's leading wineries.
Hours: May - Oct open daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Nov - Apr by appointment

Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars
Winemaker: Ian Mavety
RR#1, S3, C4, (Allendale Road)
Okanagan Falls, BC, V0H 1R0
(250) 497-8244 Fax: (250) 497-6160
Winemaker: Ian Mavety
Overlooking Vaseaux Lake, this winery was in production since 1971, supplying grapes to other commercial wineries, but only produced under its own label since 1991. The 26-hectare estate, produces limited quantities of complex wines including Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay. He wines are featured in wine-savvy restaurants in British Columbia and Alberta. The wine shop is open for tasting and sales exclusively by appointment.

Calliope Vintners
6816 Andrew, RR #2 Site 68 C 15
PO Box 995
Summerland V0H 1Z0
Winemakers: Ross & Cherie Mirko

Dirty Laundry
7311 Fiske Street
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z2
(250) 494-8815 fax: (250) 494-8850
Hours: Daily Apr-Oct 10am-5:30pm; Nov-March by appointment

Hillside Estate Winery
1350 Naramata Road,
Penticton (Naramata), BC, V2A 6J6
(250) 493-4424 Fax: (250) 493-6294
Winemaker: Eric von Krosigk
Hillside Estate Winery began in 1984 when Vera and Bohumir Klolocka began replacing their apricot orchard with wine grapes. In 1989 they became the first winery to sell their wine directly to the public as a "Farm Gate Winery". In 1994, the winery added a multi-story building complete with 72-foot tower which dominates the view as you drive north along Naramata Road. Hillside is the only BC winery producing unique and unusual aromatic Muscat Ottonel white wine. The award winning, rustic Barrel Room Bistro offers memorable lunches & dinners, featuring a second story patio with views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding orchards & vineyards.
Hours: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm; Tours: On the hour

Kettle Valley Winery
2988 Hayman Road,
Naramata, BC, V0H 1N0
(250) 496-5898 Fax: (250) 496-5298
Winemakers: Tim Watts & Bob Ferguson
Hours: Daily 11:00 am - 5:00 pm until October 15

La Frenz Winery
740 Naramata Road
Penticton, BC V2A 8T5
(250) 492-6690 Fax: (250) 492 6916
Winemaker: Jeff Martin
Hours 11-5 daily May 1st to October 31st; November to April by appointment
Tours by appointment

Lake Breeze Vineyards
Sammet Road, Box 9,
Naramata, BC, V0H 1N0
(250) 496-5659 Fax: (250) 496-5894
Winemaker: Garron Elmes
Hours: April: Weekends - 12:00noon - 4:00pm;May: Tues - Sun - 10:00am - 5:00pm;
June: Daily - 10:00am - 5:00pm; July - Oct: Daily - 10:00am - 6:00pm ;
Nov - Mar - call for wine shop hours.

Lang Vineyards
RR#1, S11, C55, 2493 Gammon Road,
Naramata, BC, V0H 1N0
(250) 496-5987 Fax: (250) 496-5706
Winemaker: Guenther Lang
Guenther Lang and his wife, Kristina, purchased the nine and a half-acre (3.8-hectare) vineyard, then planted in hybrid varieties, when they immigrated to Canada in 1980. The location is cool enough to grow Gewurztraminer that retains refreshing acidity. This tiny, but superbly equipped, winery has grown well beyond the 'farm gate winery' concept in 1990 and today makes about 7,000 cases of wine annually.
Lang is a large producer of dessert wines, most notably the 2000 Merlot Icewine that won the Gold Medal at the All Canada Wine Competition, and a unique dessert wine produced primarily for export is The original Canadian Maple Wine.
Hours: Open daily 10 am - 6 pm, (May - Oct 31)

Nichol Vineyard
1285 Smethurst Road,
Naramata, BC, V0H 1N0
(250) 496-5962 fax: (250) 496-4275
Winemakers: Kathleen & Alex Nichol
Hours: Open 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, daily June 18- thanksgiving.

Paradise Ranch Vineyards
Naramata Road,
Naramata V0H 1T0

Poplar Grove
1060 Poplar Grove Road,
Penticton, BC, V2A 6J6
(250) 492-4575 fax: (250) 492-9162
Winemaker: Ian Sutherland
Hours: By appointment only

Red Rooster Winery
910 Debeck Road, RR1
Naramata, BC, V0H 1N0
(250) 492-2424 fax: (250) 492-2400
Winemakers: Beat & Prudence Mahrer
Prudenceand Beat Mahrer began in 1990, when they emigrated from Basil, Switzerland to the South Okanagan and they produced their first vintage in 1997. Their facility salvaged some of the wood from the old Naramata train Dock to create a stunning winery building, designed to accommodate such functions as weddings, banquets, or festivals, with the upper loft for smaller functions.
Hours: May - October, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm daily. New Picnic Area. Winter, by appointment

Scherzinger Vineyards
Winemaker: Edgar Scherzinger
7311 Fiske Road,
Summerland, BC, V0H 1Z0
Phone & Fax: (250) 494-8815

Spiller Estate Winery
475 Upper Bench Road North
Penticton, BC
V2A 8T4
Ph: 1-800-610-3794 or 250-490-4162
Hours 10 to 6 May 1 to Oct 31; Wines available at Benchland Vineyards Nov 1 to April 30

Stag's Hollow Winery & Vineyard
(Street:) 2237 Sun Valley Way
(Mailing:) RR 1, S3, Comp 36
Okanagan Falls, BC, V0H 1R0
(250) 497-6162 Fax: (250) 497-6162
Winemaker: Larry Gerelus
Hours: daily 11:00am - 4:30pm

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
17403 Highway 97, Box 307,
Summerland, BC, V0H 1ZO
(250) 494-0451 Fax: (250) 494-3456
Winemaker: Mark Wendenburg
Established in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country in 1980 by Harry McWatters, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery is located on Highway 97 just north of the charming lakeside town of Summerland. The winery has been dedicated to producing 100% British Columbian grown wines and all wines carry the VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) designatione.
Hours: Summer - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Winter - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon-Fri & 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat-Sun.
Tours: May - Oct, on the hour from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (except at 1:00 pm)

Sonoran Estate Winery
21606 Hwy 97N
Summerland, BC
250-494-9323 fx: 250-494-9323
Hours: April-Oct 10-6 daily
November - March by appointment

Therapy Vineyards
940 Debeck Road
Naramata, B.C.
(Take the FireHall turnoff on Naramata Road. We are in the location of the Old Red Rooster Winery)
(250) 496-5217 fax: (250) 496-5257
Tasting Room Hours: 11 am to 6 pm, 7 Days a week.

Thornhaven Estates Winery
6816 Andrew, RR #2 Site 68 C 15
Summerland BC V0H 1Z0
(250) 494-7778 Fax: (250) 494-8672
Established in 1999, the winery's southwestern Santa Fe style reflects the natural landscape of the Okanagan and its semi-arid climate, where dry grasses, cacti, sagebrush and Ponderosa pines thrive.
The eight and a half-acre vineyard site includes plantings of Pinot Noir (2.5 acres), Chardonnay (one acre), Pinot Meunier (.5 acres) and Sauvignon Blanc (.5 acres) grapes, all planted in 1996. Two years later, two acres each of Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer grapes were added.
Hours: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm, from the beginning of May through to mid-October. Please call ahead for an appointment at other times during the year. Tours: Phone for appointment

Van Westen Vineyards
RR#1 850 Boothe Rd.
Naramata, BC V0H 1N0
Wineshop: Opening 2007

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery
mailing: RR#1, S3, C11,
street: 2145 Sun Valley Way,
Okanagan Falls, BC, V0H 1R0
(250) 497-8919 Fax: (250) 497-6853
Winemaker: Adolf & Roland Kruger
In early 1983 when founder Adolf Kruger purchased a barren piece of land east of Okanagan Falls, which was home to a large flock of Canada geese feeding in amongst the tumbleweeds, boulders, and rubble. Wild Goose was established in June 1990 when the first production of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Marechal Foch hit the marketplace. Over the years Wild Goose would establish itself as one of the premium small producers of VQA wines in British Columbia.
Hours: 10am-5pm daily