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Penticton & Wine Country

(below this intro blurb, courtesy of Penticton Tourism, see information regarding specific regions)

Penticton is ideally situated in the south of the Okanagan Valley, with over 100 wineries less than an hour’s drive away. Stress simply melts away as you leisurely travel the meandering country roads to some of the most scenic and award-winning wineries in the country. Relax on a vine-covered patio and soak in the views with a glass of your favourite red or white, or dine under the stars, estate winery style. The romance of wine country will take hold as you stroll through the lush vineyards, breathing in intoxicating scents – If only we could bottle this!


"The Naramata Bench"

The Naramata Bench is the “winery row” that is closest to us.  Just five minutes down the hill from Crooked Tree is the beginning of Naramata Road and the area known as “The Bench”.  All along The Bench there are wineries (and a couple of distilleries) and it is the drive in the South Okanagan that has THE highest concentration of wineries; at last count, somewhere around 40!  30 or so are members of the Naramata Bench Wineries Associations and you can check them out at:


Summerland - "Bottleneck Drive"

Across the lake from Crooked Tree, in Summerland, is the area known as Bottleneck Drive.  Members include wineries, cideries, distilleries and a brewery. They are “collected around the Summerland area on the banks of Lake Okanagan and are always keen to welcome new visitors and old friends alike”.


Okanagan Falls Winery Association - "Corkscrew Drive"

The Okanagan Falls Winery Association is a collection of 14 wineries.  From Okanagan Falls, vineyards stretch northward along the east bench of Skaha Lake, across Skaha Lake to Kaleden and south over the rolling hills above Vaseux Lake.


Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country - including “The Golden Mile”

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country starts at McIntyre Bluff, north of Oliver, and extends down to the Canada/USA border, just south of Osoyoos.  This is a group of “39 grape growers and winemakers united in a common vision: to grow fruit and make wines reflective of our distinct South Okanagan character, while taking care of the lands in our charge”.


The Okanagan Valley, in general

Other cities/areas that boast wineries, distilleries and breweries (and that are great for day tripping from Crooked Tree) include:

  • Kelowna
  • Lake Country
  • Okanagan Falls
  • Oliver
  • Osoyoos
  • Peachland
  • Vernon
  • West Kelowna

Check them all out at