Winter in the Okanagan Valley can mean low hanging cloud, chilly temperatures and grey skies. It’s a time when we can all use a little something to lift our spirits. Lucky for us, Therapy Vineyards has the perfect remedy: an open house filled with holiday cheer for the entire family.
Mark Saturday, December 14 from 1 – 5 pm on your calendar. There’ll be wine tasting, decorations, festive treats and Christmas crafts for kids. “We’re so close to Naramata, and during December it’s really quiet around here so we wanted to host an event and open our wine shop for locals to come in and meet the winemaker and staff and have some fun.”
You’ll also have the opportunity to indulge in Therapy’s newest product, Fizzio Therapy Rouge, a sparkling red wine – one of only a few crafted in the Okanagan Valley. “This is technically a sparkling wine, but it’s not made using a traditional method,” says marketing manager Daphne Tomkins, “Fizzio Therapy products are created in a Frizzante style. We use pressurized tanks to push CO2 into the wine to create a sparkling wine finish.” With only 57 cases, this limited-edition wine is refreshing and crisp – a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. “It pairs well with thick, rich smokey cheeses and meats,” says Tomkins. “It’s also really good on it’s own, perfect for Christmas parties, or after the ski hill in front of the fire.”  
Not into bubbly? Therapy has a variety of wines – a prescription for all palates. “We enjoy educating our customers and encourage them to ask questions,” says Tomkins. “We try to create a relaxing atmosphere where our customers can discover new wines and learn more about their favourites.”
If you can’t make the December open house, Therapy’s wine shop is open Monday through Saturdays. The guesthouse is also open with special low-season rates. This year, find a cure for your winter blues at Therapy Vineyards!
~ Erin Trainer

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