Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the many new rosés and sparkling wines that have just been released. Staff at the Penticton VQA Information Centre are pleased to show you some favourites from wineries you may not have tried such as Seven Directions, Roche and Daydreamer.The selection of sparkling wines in the Valley is growing steadily with new releases from Bella, Sperling and Intrigue. Wine tasting at the Centre is available daily, and often guest wineries are in-store pouring their wines.

Along with wine, there is a wide selection of wine and cookbooks, including the just released wine book “Naramata Bench Vineyards & Wineries” containing information about the many wineries along the Naramata Bench. Choose from a wide variety of wine-related accessories, stemware, or decanters. If you are looking for a summer wedding gift, a selection of romantic wicker picnic baskets or lovely vintage champagne flutes make shopping easy.

The Penticton VQA Wine Information Centre is the must-visit place to find out about these superb wineries with a selection of over 700 VQA wines to choose from. The welcoming, knowledgeable staff at the Centre is there to help you with anything you want to know and can also assist with specialty wine packaging for plane travel.

After a day of touring you can pick up chilled wines along with local artisan cheeses, gourmet snacks and crackers. The Penticton VQA Wine Information Centre is open during the summer 9am to 7pm every day, including holidays.

~ Dona Sturmanis