Originally posted at http://ontariowinediva.blogspot.com
Our sixth winery opened its doors in 1997 but rather quickly gained a reputation for excellent wines and great hospitality and outgrew their original buildings in Naramata, BC. Consequently, in 2004, Red Rooster Winery opened its new doors 10 minutes south of their original location. Their new hospitality building allows guests to discover and taste their wines, explore wonderful works of art from local artists in their own gallery and to enjoy lunch on their picturesque patio.
The people behind Red Rooster Winery don’t like to call their wineshop a “wineshop” because it is so much more than that. The Hospitality building does feature there tasting bar but they also have displays featuring the talents of local artists and it does change on a regular basis – every month during the summer and every other month during the “off season” a new artist is brought in and, quite often, there is so much stuff to display, it can spill out onto the lawns of the winery. Also, if you get a little nibbly, they do offer a light lunch type of menu – salads, antipasto, cheese platters can all be enjoyed on the patio in the summer months while soaking up some gorgeous Okanagan sun.
Now, about those wines – they make 22 different wines, some of which are currently sold out, but still a nice selection nonetheless. The price per bottle ranges from anywhere between $13.99 and $37.99 (for a 2005 Reserve Merlot) and they encompass the full range of white, red and rose for you to choose from.
Wineshop and gallery open daily.
Patio open during summer months.
Red Rooster Winery
891 Naramata Road
Fax: (250) 492-2400