Pentâge Winery is a boutique winery nestled on 23 acres overlooking Skaha Lake in Penticton, British Columbia.
At Pentâge Winery our mission is to produce world-class wines. Viticulture practices from pruning right through to harvest will determine the characteristics of the wine – this is why our low-yield, hands on approach in the vineyard is critical.
In the winery, the grapes are sorted prior to being de-stemmed and sorted again, if needed, after the de-stemmer and before processing. As we strive to produce premium wines our grapes are gently pressed and fermented at controlled temperatures with select yeasts. As a small producer we are able to inoculate small batches, of the same variety, using different yeasts. Once fermentation is complete we then blend them back together – this adds complexity and uniqueness to each wine.
With the use of modern wine making equipment and techniques – Paul believes minimal intervention throughout the wine making process ensures extremely stylistic wines. Our philosophy has remained the same from day one – produce wines that reflect excellence, which are elegant and well balanced world-class wines.
Our attention to detail with regards to the vines, winery, yeast selections, specific barrel cooperage, winemaking techniques and equipment is essential in our continued success.
We hope you enjoy our wines as much as we have enjoyed making them.
Owned and operated by Paul Gardner & Julie Rennie – it all began in 1996……
As a marine engineer, Paul was away from home a third of every year. In 1995 he decided it was time to build a business that would allow us to work as a team. With the love of wine and the dream to have a sustainable home based business what could have been more logical than to build a winery from scratch in the Okanagan Valley – how hard could it be? Those of you who know Paul are aware that he thrives on projects and always sees them through to fruition.
You will usually find Paul somewhere on the property tackling a project, no matter the magnitude, as long as it is beneficial to the final project. For instance, why build a conventional winery building when you can build a 5,000 square foot natural rock wine cellar? As a hands-on winemaker from vineyard to bottle, Paul is driven by passion and excellence in all aspect of the business.
Paul believes that every day working is a holiday and every meal a feast. When he is not living and breathing Pentâge – Paul enjoys riding his motorcycle and seeking an adventure in different parts of the world.
Julie, with many years of business and administration experience, manages the business side of the operation. Between employees, accounting, sales and marketing you will most likely find Julie in the office. However, when needed, she can be found up in the winery getting sticky with the rest of the team.
Working as a team is important in our operation. Both of us are continually involved in every facet of our business. Our commitment to excellence begins with the welfare of the vines and continues through all aspects of the business to the final bottling.
We invite you or your group to the tasting room at Pentâge Winery to discover our award-winning wines, our philosophy and passion!
Tasting Room Hours
Summer Hours: Open daily from 11am – 5pm May 1, 2018 – October 8, 2018
Winter Hours: Sales by appointment, please call us (250) 493-4008
Fee: $5/person (waived with purchase)
No appointment is necessary to visit our tasting room during summer hours. In order for us to provide an exceptional experience for guests at Pentâge, advance notice is required for groups of 10 +
Natural Rock Wine Cellar Tour & Tasting
Join us for a fun and informative tour of our property which includes our 5,000 square foot natural rock wine cellar, followed by a wine tasting. These tours are offered at 3pm daily – reservations are required, please call or email the winery to book. We suggest you allocate an hour for our tour & tasting, however we adapt depending on schedules.
If you have a group of 10+ guests and would like a private tour please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date and time and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Location: 4551 Valleyview Road Penticton, BC V2A 8V8