One of Naramata Bench’s most visited wineries, Red Rooster Winery always thrills with a new taste experience.  Their popular Chocolate & Wine pairings alone revved up the palates of food and wine lovers last year.  What could be more luxurious than a house-made chocolate melting on your tongue with a perfectly matched wine chaser?  Red Rooster has access to the culinary talents of their in-house restaurant, The Pecking Room, led by Penticton chef Darin Paterson, who makes the chocolate himself. Open starting the end of May, on weekends from noon to 5:00, makes this perfect spot to nest for lunch or imbibe with a glass of wine and perhaps share Chef Darin’s raved made-by-hand charcuterie platter that includes:  cellar cured smoked chicken pastrami, barrel stave cured cab-merlot bresaola, lamb neck rillettes with roasted hard neck garlic, rolled double-hung yogurt in fresh herbs, seasonal Okanagan accompaniments and hand pulled flat bread. Yes please!
“This hen house is made for socializing…” don’t miss the inside scoop in The Coop! Guests can book into a private tasting featuring winemaker Karen Gillis’ Reserve and hard to find wines. To get the full skinny on the winemaking program at Red Rooster and the story of the brand attend one of the many seminars and events that happen within the inner sanctum of Red Rooster.
TripAdvisor: “The “Coop” is something new at Red Rooster since our last visit.
We were “Cooped” up for about 30 minutes and we were quite impressed with the young lady’s knowledge but mostly with the passion she has for her job. We have done wine pairings several times and I must say we quite enjoyed the spin on it that Red Rooster does.
I won’t give more than that away, as I think you need to try it for yourself. The experience is well worth the small fee, which is waved if you become a Wine Club member, which we did.”
Always evolving, always fun and always delicious – Red Rooster is a delightful winery experience that truly captures the spirit of our wine country. Don’t forget to clip out the ad below to take with you on your next visit to Red Rooster!  It is worth a complimentary tasting flight for two!
~ Jennifer Schell

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