Red Rooster Winery is celebrating both their 20th anniversary and the Year of the Rooster with the launch of their gorgeous new labels. Wine lovers in the know have been flocking to the gorgeous Naramata based winery for two decades.

Their landmark winery building is literally a beacon on the Bench, offering visitors a complete wine country celebration that includes food, wine, art and well, everything a chicken lover could ever ask for. This winery does love to have fun but at the same time takes its job of excellent winemaking and superior hospitality very seriously with a long lineup of awards to crow about.
The tasting room experience at Red Rooster is unique and the team here continues to offer guests something special and different. Estate manager Katherine MacKenzie says, “In addition to our tasting room flights we will be adding to your tasting experience this year by offering some new options. The Cheese Head Pairing and Vino & Cocoa. Our in-house expert will walk you through the perfect pairing of selected fine cheeses or indulge in our most popular tasting yet, sample premium gourmet chocolates paired with our award winning wines.” Really, what could be better?
Award-winning senior winemaker Karen Gillis has flown south – all the way to New Zealand to participate in a harvest this year. MacKenzie says, “Junior winemaker Riley Hollenbach is protecting the flock while she is away. Riley started at Red Rooster in 2009 and quickly became a valuable understudy of Karen. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier, Nova Scotia, in microbiology and botany, coupled with his years of experience working alongside his father, a veteran grape grower in the BC industry.”
Appropriately named, The Pecking Room Patio restaurant opens June 1st for the season with local chef Darin Paterson of Bogners Restaurant at the helm. Chef Darin will be creating some new celebration specials with an Asian inspired menu in keeping with the Year of the Rooster. Delicious dishes like steamed bao buns and fresh Asian inspired salads will be on offer along with other delights to peck at.
Mark your calendars! In celebration of their 20th year anniversary, the brood at this coop is hosting a Year of the Rooster party at the winery on June 24th. Join the festivities from 6pm until 10pm for an evening of wine and food overlooking the stunning views of Okanagan Lake. This event promises to go out with a bang. Call 250-492-2424 or email info@redroosterwinery.com for more information.
Check out their new website to stay tuned for news throughout the season: redroosterwinery.com

 

 

What does the Year of the Rooster mean?

The Rooster is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac (and similar zodiacal systems) related to the Chinese calendar. The description of the Rooster’s particular personality aligns perfectly with that of the winery:
“Roosters are always active, amusing, and popular within a crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful.
Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm on any occasion.”
~ Jennifer Schell

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