ars, trucks, buses, limousines and bicycles have gotten guests to Therapy Vineyards and Guesthouse in Naramata for years.  Now helicopters can be added to that list.


Therapy was recently added to Valhalla Helicopters’ list of heli-tour participating wineries.
“We’re pretty excited about the fact helicopters can land here now,” says Judi Skinner, Therapy’s new general manager. Skinner adds designer and reality TV star Jillian Harris recently visited Therapy with some of her friends via a Valhalla tour.
Regardless of how guests choose to arrive, Therapy’s award-winning wines await them.


The Fizzio Therapy Blanc 2012 earned Bronze in the 2013 Wine Align’s National Wine Awards of Canada. It’s described as having hints of tangerine, peach and apple that match with the wine’s light zingy acid. The refreshing taste is the perfect way to enjoy a summer day. Therapy’s Sauvignon Blanc 2012 was awarded Silver from the 2013 Wine Align’s National Wine Awards of Canada and Bronze in the 2013 All Canadian Wine Championships. It has unique aromas reminiscent of passion fruit, citrus and herbs. With time, it develops mint-like aromatics that balance nicely with the lean and grassy profile of the palette.


And once visitors have gotten a taste of Therapy, there’s plenty of incentive to stay. The winery’s Guesthouse features eight rooms that can be rented individually, as a main floor or as a whole house: Ideal for families or corporate retreats.


Each room has a separate entry, semi-private patio, full en suite bathroom, high-speed Internet, a wine fridge and many other features.
The Guesthouse’s hot tub may be the most comfortable vantage point in the region, overlooking the vineyard and Okanagan Lake.
Therapy is also committed to helping out the community. Once again the winery sponsored Challenge Penticton in August by providing 25 cases of wine for the triathlon. The donated Freudian Sip, Freud’s Ego and Pink Freud wines featured three custom labels, including Freud on a bike, swimming with water wings and running.


For more information on Therapy’s wine, events and Guesthouse booking information, visit www.therapyvineyards.com.


~ Wade Paterson

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