When you want a place to relax with friends, impress a date, or spend time with family, look no further, because Red Rooster Winery is the ultimate crowd-pleaser.
Nestled in the hills off Naramata Road in Penticton, BC, Red Rooster Winery offers an experience like no other. Just ask the statue of the naked guy in the courtyard who can’t seem to get enough of the view!
Steeped in History
Red Rooster Winery was founded in 1990 by a European couple who settled in the area. The winery was built with salvaged wood from the original Naramata train dock. Its first vintage was released in 1997 and ever since, Red Rooster has been impressing people on an international stage with their wine.
You’re Part of the Family
It’s more than the wine that makes Red Rooster so special. It’s also their dedication to hospitality. Every person who visits the winery is treated like family.
“This isn’t a place where we rush you through the experience. We let the guest dictate the pace without pressure,” said Burke Ganton, assistant manager at Red Rooster. “We want people to feel like they’re a VIP guest at all times.”
Whether you’re sitting under a tree in the garden, at a table on the patio watching the sunset, or upstairs with refreshing air conditioning, you’ll have a spectacular view.
“I’ve worked here for eight years and I still look out the window every day and think it’s the best view in the world,” says Ganton. “I truly believe I have the best office there is.”
Red Rooster offers seated tastings seven days a week, for up to six people per group, with wine flights changing daily. Reservations are highly recommended to ensure there is a table available for you.
A new addition to Red Rooster’s tasting experience is their charcuterie tasting for two, which starts the May long weekend. The winery partnered with Joy Road Catering, who curated custom charcuterie boards to be paired with your wine tasting.
The charcuterie tasting isn’t the only new addition to Red Rooster’s tasting selection. The winery will also be offering a blind tasting this year. Those who opt for the blind tasting will be presented with four different wines, poured in completely blacked-out glasses. This is a wine game with a serious prize. If you can correctly identify all four wines, you will win a free bottle of wine.
“I envision a group of four friends sitting down under a tree in our garden, one with a regular tasting, two sharing the charcuterie tasting, and one trying the blind tasting,” says Ganton. “I don’t think it gets much better than that.”
Two of the newest wines you’ll see this season at Red Rooster are their NV Brut, which is their first sparkling, and their Brut Rosé. The NV Brut is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, whereas the Brut Rosé is 100 per cent Malbec.
“We’re so excited to join the wonderful family of sparkling wine you see on the Bench,” Ganton said. “Every time we have our sparklings on our tasting list, they’re fan favourites. Our winemaker Elaine Vickers has really expressed her style through them.”
To be the first to hear about Red Rooster’s new releases, you’ll want to join their wine club. You will get to be the first to taste some of their wines, and you’ll receive free tastings at Red Rooster (and their sister wineries) for yourself and up to three guests.
“Our philosophy at Red Rooster is to relax, enjoy the wine and have the quintessential Okanagan experience. Join the wine club and feel a part of the Okanagan the rest of the year,” Ganton said. “Who doesn’t want to relax, have a wine Zen moment and look at a world-class view?”
Red Rooster Winery is open 12 pm to 5 pm, seven days a week. For more information about Red Rooster Winery, please visit redroosterwinery.com or call 250-492-2424.