(Photo: Daphne Tomkins sales and marketing manager with Nicolas Stulberg, Guesthouse and wine shop manager take a moment to enjoy one of the perks of working for a winery!)
Picture this. You’re sitting on a patio with a glass of Freudian Sip in hand. You close your eyes and relish the warm summer breeze. Opening your eyes, you admire the panoramic view of Okanagan Lake and acres of vineyards below. The sun is setting and you pour another glass – because all you have to do is retreat to your room for a relaxing and rejuvenating sleep.
If this is just the remedy for you, then you may want to visit Therapy Vineyards. In addition to producing award-winning wines, Therapy offers an inviting alternative to hotels and traditional bed and breakfasts. Located on the Naramata Bench, the winery’s Guesthouse is the perfect get-away for couples or a girls’ weekend. There are eight private suites – all with personal access and ensuite. Each morning, guests wake up to a delicious continental breakfast delivered fresh to their room from Penticton’s famous Bench Market.
The Guesthouse can also be rented for larger groups including wedding parties, special events or company meetings. It sleeps 20 people and has a full kitchen and living/dining area.
“We hosted a weekend yoga retreat last May. They moved the furniture to the side, set up their mats and practiced in the living room. They also went stand-up paddle boarding, and really took in what Naramata has to offer,” says Guesthouse manager Nicolas Stulberg. “Even though we’re just 15 minutes from Penticton – it’s charming out here. You get to experience the peacefulness of the Okanagan.”
Stulberg says the house was already there when Therapy’s owners purchased the property in 2004. Instead of tearing it down, they renovated it to host guests and provide a “behind-the-scenes” look at winemaking and vineyard life.
Learn more about special events and tour the Guesthouse at www.therapyvineyards.com. Mention you read this article and receive 10% off your stay. Happy travels this season!
~ Erin Trainer