Just in time for summer, Perseus Winery unveils their new tasting room in Penticton. Perched on the entrance to the Naramata Bench, tucked into a residential area, they realized they needed to revamp the tasting room to attract attention to the scope of their winery. It’s unique – the only winery that you can walk to from Penticton, making it your first stop on the way out or the last stop on your way back from a Naramata Bench tour. To aid you in your wine tour planning, Perseus will be providing a wine info centre to let you know what other wineries on the Bench are doing. It’s all part of their ‘savvy sipper’ program to help educate and provide information – especially for first time wine tourists – to know just what to do when they visit a winery. Watch also for a bistro to open later in the summer and their new deck to enjoy a relaxing glass of wine.
In 2011 the Terrabella group was formed by three long time friends: Rob Ingram, Sam Elia and Bob Hole and together they established Perseus Winery. “I was excited about moving to the Okanagan and fascinated by the business aspect of this burgeoning industry, “ says Partner Rob Ingram, “it’s thrilling to create a thriving urban wine centre, where people at all levels of wine knowledge and appreciation can come and embrace the art of wine.”
Their main focus at Perseus is quality, and quality at a reasonable price with wines that reflect the distinctive terroir of each of their Okanagan and Similkameen vineyards. While their flagship wine is definitely their fabulous Bordeaux-style blend ‘Invictus’ (Latin for “unconquerable”) you’ll want to try their gorgeous summer release, Gewürztraminer, just perfect for enjoying on the patio.
Perseus 2012 Gewürztraminer
Ambrosia apple nectar and allspice flavours with floral cherry blossom notes. An excellent table mate for spicy foods or to be enjoyed on its own.
~ Terry Meyer-Stone