The good doctor has the perfect prescription to beat away the winter blues and it doesn’t involve travelling half way around the world. A visit to Therapy Vineyards and Guesthouse will surely do the trick, he says.

The doctor in question, of course, is none other than Sigmund Freud—or his doppelganger—who spent much of 2012 popping up unexpectedly at wine events around the Okanagan. His image could also be found at various liquor stores and restaurants. Keeners who sent a photo of themselves and Dr. F to Therapy Vineyards by Facebook, Twitter or email got a chance to win great prizes. Who could have been luckier than Tanya Leoppky, Ellena Gjesdals, Reena Niess, and Lisa Lewis? They all won complimentary Therapy Guesthouse stays, including wine upon arrival!

Wine and food go well together. And so do couples and therapy. Take advantage of a winter promotion that includes special rates on several weekends. Revitalize your romance with a getaway that includes wine—Fizziotherapy, of course!—and chocolates, and long romantic soaks in a hot tub overlooking the winery.

The guesthouse has a half dozen rooms and suites to meet just about any need. 

Each room comes equipped with its own separate entry, semi-private patio, full en suite bathroom, television, DVD player, clock radio, coffee maker, telephone, wine fridge, high-speed Internet connection, and “Heavenly Beds” made famous by the Westin Hotel Group. Other conveniences such as micro-fibre robes, oversized towels, soaps and toiletries are also provided. Ask about ski packages, too. Check the web site for more information.

Can’t make it for a couple’s weekend? Therapy is still available by the bottle. Make a quick trip to and your purchases are only a few quick clicks away.

Scroll through the choices, click your picks, dash through the easy checkout process and, faster than Dr. F can say “gesundheit” your order will arrive at your door.

P.S. We’ve been sworn to secrecy, but the spring of 2013 will see another special Therapy Vineyards wine hit the shelves. We’re only allowed to give one clue: it’s “Freudified”!

~ Lorne Eckersley