Pick the pinnacle of your tasting experience from the get go and prepare to wind up, or wind down at a unique boutique winery that caters to every schedule. Red Rooster’s experience philosophy is as approachable and engaging as its winemaking, so expect a warm welcome.
Proudly perched on the scenic Naramata Bench, Red Rooster sets the precedence for expertly crafted award-winning BC VQAs. Winemaker Karen Gillis ‘ signature style is a gentle, minimal intervention approach to create the ‘fruit forward’, ready to drink now quality for which she is renowned.
So, how much time do you have? And how much fun do you want? Red Rooster’s reputation is built on a certain VIP hospitality that is a lot beyond the expected. Success is defined by the lifetime of loyal wine drinkers and those who choose to make a habit of the tasting experience. So start planning your return visit.
The newly renovated vaulted tasting rooms are vibrant private spaces for groups to socialize; or go solo with a glass or two and enjoy the off-beat art and legendary lake view. The invitation-open grounds are picnic perfect for you and your wine loving friends to relax and have fun in the sun.
So take some time, taste some wine, and indulge in the freshest farm to table food offerings on the Bench. The Pecking Room Patio Grill featuring Chef Darin Paterson’s culturally diverse menu opens May long weekend. See the new menu at: The-Pecking-Room-Patio-Grill
Wine focused events and seminars run summer long, from the complimentary ‘Wine 101’ if you want to learn the lingo, to the finest food pairings that now feature delectable local Upper Bench Cheese. Book in advance.
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? Join the wine club or ‘Adopt-a-Row’ to become a fully fledged member of the Roost. The Red Rooster family is a close-knit, fine living, fun loving flock, so expect to party. Great time guaranteed.
Red Rooster is the relaxation crusader of Okanagan wine culture. So sit down, relax, and take time to enjoy the very best of nature’s bounty.
Red Rooster Reserve Rosé: Karen’s refined Reserve Rosé will represent the Roost at the 2016 Lieutenant Governor Awards. It is a delicious sipper with rosy aromas of wild strawberries and sweet cherries, that conjures English country garden on a dry summer’s day.
~ Natasha Howes
(pictured: Burke Ganton and Katherine McKenzie)