Red Rooster Winery hopes you’ll join their flock as a member of their brand-new wine club: the Rare Bird Club. It’s the perfect fit for wine aficionados. Members receive wine deliveries of six bottles of wine three times a year (in March, July, and November). These orders feature the limited-edition Rare Bird wines, an exclusive small-batch series only available at the estate’s wine store. These aren’t the only perks of membership. To tempt members to spend more time at the winery, they receive 15 percent off at The Pecking Room Bar & Grill, the winery’s acclaimed eatery, featuring the culinary expertise of Chef Darin Paterson. Paterson is the talent behind Bogner’s of Penticton and well known for creating great farm-to-table meals.
This summer Chef Darin taught several cooking classes at the vineyard. These were all hugely successful and included a fabulous sit-down, harvest-style dinner with wine pairings. Rare Bird Club members received a $20 discount. You can’t beat a deal like that: dinner and wine and the chance to socialize with a renowned chef for only $110.
Yoga in the Vineyard
For those who like a good stretch, Red Rooster offers Sunday morning yoga and brunch with Wendy from Get Bent, the popular Penticton yoga studio. This prominent studio is celebrated for tailoring its workshops to the needs of its clients. It’s this common purpose that brings these two local businesses together for the ultimate yoga-and-wine experience. Imagine enjoying one of Red Rooster’s famous views as you practise. Downward dog never felt so good, and you’ll never want to practise yoga anywhere else.
Brunch and Cocktails
Afterwards, relax over a wine cocktail. Try one of Chef Darin’s legendary brunch dishes. There’s everything from Dutch pancakes to Arabic eggs. Rare Bird Club members receive a $5 discount on yoga classes. After all, it’s important to the folks at Red Rooster that their friends are well taken care of.
More Rare Bird Club Perks
These aren’t the only benefits of wine club membership. There’s 15 percent discount on merchandise, access to the Rare Bird Club Member’s exclusive tasting lounge and complimentary in-house wine tastings for members and up to three guests. And, of course, there are special invitations to all the wonderful events hosted at the winery.
Parties, Celebrations and Events
Red Rooster is a superb venue. It’s got it all—a gorgeous location, complete with cozy spaces like the Sensory Room and the Coop, friendly staff, mouth-watering food à la Chef Darin and delicious, award-winning wine. Consider the winery next time your office is planning a party or retreat. It’s a great space for finding inspiration or relaxing.
Over the years, the winery has been the setting for many memorable weddings. Picture the photographic possibilities: the bride and groom set against panoramic vistas of Okanagan Lake; the distant hills; the bold blue sky and row after row of vines…magic! They welcome all styles of weddings, from tight budget to lavish, from intimate to huge. Celebrations of all kinds are embraced here.
The winery is ringing in the fall season with a fabulous Great Gatsby-themed roaring twenties garden party on September 29 — the first Saturday of the Fall Wine Festival. Inspired by the idea of feathers and flappers, the night’s highlights include an outdoor dance floor, period music, rosé cocktails and appetizers and dinner by Chef Darin. Michael Wirischagin, the winery’s Experience Coordinator calls it, “An evening of elegance and opulence.” He’s right. How else could you describe lounging on a magnificent sofa watching the sun set over the lake, or dancing under a string of lights next to a gorgeous vineyard? This delightful evening is generously priced at $80 for regular guests. Club Members only pay $50.
And the winner is…
It’s no wonder they’re in the mood to strut their stuff at Red Rooster — recently, they’ve been causing a stir internationally. At the prestigious 2018 Los Angeles International Wine Competition, they were awarded a Best of Class and Gold for their Pinot Blanc and a Gold for Riesling. Now that’s really something crow about.