Here in Penticton, wine tasting doesn’t always need to be paired with summer attire. In fact, 11 tasting rooms are open year-round in Penticton alone, not to mention seven (soon eight) craft breweries and one distillery.
So if you’re looking for a weekend activity that involves sampling fantastic wines, craft beer and spirits, we’ve done some of the groundwork so you can spend less time phoning around and more time sipping. Refer to this list of tasting rooms open throughout winter (organized by area) – and plan your tour using our handy Tasting Room Map, which charts out all of Penticton’s 40+ locations.
Also, be prepared that all tasting rooms will be abiding by Provincial Health safety protocols.
Lower & Upper Bench Road
Poplar Grove Winery
In addition to their stellar views and upscale restaurant, Poplar Grove is recognized for crafting benchmark Pinot Gris and Cabernet Franc as well as multiple varietals and blends. Their tasting room is currently open 12-5 p.m. daily. Reservations are only required for parties of six or more.
425 Middle Bench Rd N, Penticton
Roche specializes in hands-on organic farming, blending their experience rooted in Bordeaux and Burgundy to the unique terroir of the Okanagan Valley. Their tasting room is currently open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bookings are required but walk-ins are sometimes available (with proof of vaccination).
60 Upper Bench Rd S, Penticton
Three Sisters Winery
This family-owned and operated winery received a platinum medal in 2020 for its 2018 Syrah. Book your reservations online for the tasting room, currently open Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1250 Munson Ave, Penticton
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery
Township 7 is nestled at the gateway to the Naramata Bench. The tasting room is open Thursday to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (as of March 3, the tasting room is open 7 days a week). Reservations are recommended.
1450 McMillan Ave, Penticton
Upper Bench Estate Winery
Upper Bench is known for their bold reds and crisp, dry whites, also paired with handcrafted batches of artisanal cheeses. Their 2019 Riesling was named B.C.’s wine of the year in the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards. They offer seated portfolio tastings paired with cheese daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (See your options online; reservations are recommended.)
170 Upper Bench Rd S, Penticton
D’Angelo Estate Winery
D’Angelo Vineyards has eight acres of vines planted on the Naramata Bench, with a focus on creating quality red wines. The tasting room is currently open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
979 Lochore Rd, Penticton
Maple Leaf Spirits
Experience their award-winning spirits, brandies and liqueurs, handcrafted from local Okanagan-grown fruit, grapes and wine, distilled following European techniques and tradition. Their collection includes the “Lady of the Cask” wine brandy, classic Swiss-style Kirsch, Pear Williams, and Maple Liqueur. It’s currently open by appointment only.
948 Naramata Rd, Penticton
Moraine Estate Winery
Moraine is a family-owned winery and vineyard overlooking Okanagan Lake. Take in the stunning views during your wine tasting, available daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Book your reservation online.
1865 Naramata Rd, Penticton
Red Rooster Winery
The original Red Rooster Winery was founded in 1990 by a European couple who settled in the Okanagan Valley. Their first vintage was released in 1997 and today they are producing award-winning wines. The tasting room is currently open 12-5 p.m.
851 Naramata Rd, Penticton
A small, family-run, sustainable winery on the Naramata Bench. They only use locally grown grapes to make hand-crafted wines. Reservations required. The tasting room is currently open Monday to Friday from 12-4:30 p.m.
1050 Fleet Rd, Penticton
Abandoned Rail Brew Co. (coming soon)
Opening soon! This new brewery is converting the former Trail Store on the KVR Trail to offer an indoor tasting room, patios and lounge.
1220 Davenport Ave, Penticton
Time Winery & Kitchen
This downtown winery offers an impressive setting within the newly renovated historic PenMar movie theatre, with wine tasting and a full restaurant. Their tasting room is open year-round and reservations are recommended.
361 Martin St, Penticton
This craft brewery and restaurant near Okanagan Lake is a popular attraction with an on-site rock oven pizzeria, covered patio and extensive craft beer lineup.
169 Estabrook Ave, Penticton
Their micro-brewery produces individually crafted fine ales and lagers. Their much-loved taproom and new warehouse taproom space – Ale-catraz – serve up great beer, delicious snacks (try the nachos!), local wine and cider.
198 Ellis St, Penticton
Check out this craft brewery’s new location across from Cannery Brewing – now open! Visit the tasting room to sample their craft beer and stay for their savoury pies, baked wings and other nibbles.
200 Ellis St, Penticton
Neighbourhood Brewing has a tasting room and kitchen with a Mexican-inspired menu. They also have 30 taps including Neighbourhood’s beers, beer from their sister brewery Yellow Dog, guest taps, local cider and wine.
187 Westminster Ave W, Penticton
Their website declares: “We make beer for people who love nature. And beer.” This brewery offers a beachy, welcoming feel, with outdoor patios, live music and fantastic food.
218 Martin St, Penticton
Barley Mill Brew Pub & Sports Bistro
This craft brewery is set in an old English Tudor-style building, with a welcoming atmosphere. Their craft beer can be purchased on tap in the Barley Mill Brew Pub and Family Bistro or next door in the liquor store.
2460 Skaha Lake Rd, Penticton
Tin Whistle Brewing Company
Not only is Tin Whistle one of the Okanagan’s oldest breweries, it's also one of the first in B.C. to become carbon neutral. Drop by the history Cannery Trade Centre to scope out the fascinating history and poke around the shops before sitting for a tasting at this newly reimagined brewery space.
118 - 1475 Fairview Rd, Penticton
Skaha Lake Area
Play Estate Winery
Offering sweeping views over Skaha Lake, this newly renovated tasting room and restaurant is set to impress. Book your tasting or simply drop in, open daily. The Sonetto dining room is also now open and guests are encouraged to book online.
507 Skaha Hills Dr., Penticton
Ready to plan your wine tour? Check out our Tasting Room map, which charts out 40+ locations throughout Penticton. Refer back to this list for the locations that are open throughout winter!