Painted Rock Estate Winery

Painted Rock Estate Winery, Penticton: Hours, Address, Painted Rock Estate Winery Reviews: 4.5/5

Painted Rock Estate Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Painted Rock offers exceptional wines for a world audience. Envisioned as a family-run estate winery, Painted Rock draws its inspiration from proprietor's John and Trish Skinner. The Skinner's philosophy is rooted in the simple idea that wine should be made for friends and family to enjoy. With a dedication to quality and a respect for the terroir, Painted Rock ensures that each grape is of superior quality, proving that the best wines are made in the vineyard. Painted Rock's latest addition is the spectacular new tasting room, wedding and events facility which overlooks the estate vineyards and Skaha Lake and provides the perfect setting for any event. Painted Rock offers a patio lounge and a grassed picnic area to sit and enjoy the views and a glass of Painted Rock wine.
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melissakh604
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions
An amazing view with their amazing rose was the highlight of our day
Jun. 2021 • Solo
We loved our patio picnic lunch at Painted Rock. An amazing view with their amazing rose was the highlight of our day. Book your trip soon before they run out of their rose
Written June 20, 2021
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Rossland58
Rossland, Canada628 contributions
Great wine great view
Oct. 2020 • Couples
We had not heard of Painted Rock until we were looking for wineries to visit near Penticton. What a fantastic location with gorgeous views over Skaha Lake while you taste the wines. We shared a charcuterie plate while we tasted, which made it more interesting.
The wines were gorgeous and will age well I think. We liked them so much we joined their red wine club.
Written November 4, 2020
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I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the lovely review and for joining the Wine Club. We hope you will visit again soon. Cheers! Lauren
Written February 11, 2021
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Tina R
North Vancouver, Canada34 contributions
Surprised that Reservations are only for Indoor Tastings
Sep. 2020 • Friends
I made reservations based on the photos of many tables outside for tastings but was surprised to be told that the tasting I had booked would be indoors at a bar with our backs to the beautiful view and with all but one of the large doors to the outside closed.
Since my dentist passed away from Covid19, I am perhaps more cautious than most, but I was surprised that there was not more air circulation in the tasting room given that they had to only open the big sliding doors. Wanting to be outside due to Covid19, we insisted on a table outside and agreed to wait until a table was available. It seemed very backwards to us that in these COVID times a reservation only entitles you to an indoor table when we are told by Dr. Bonnie Henry that it is safer to be outside.
Luckily it did not take long to get a table and view was breathtaking.
I was using wine tasting sheets that I had made myself in an effort to help me identify aromas and flavours since I am a visual person, but I was a little put off when the server said she dislikes sheets like mine. Normally I am encouraged by servers who see that I am trying to learn and not just guzzle their wine.
For this visit we only tried their reds and we both really enjoyed the 2017 Red Icon and bought some to add to our cellers.
Written September 27, 2020
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Hi! Thank you very much for leaving your review. Firstly, let me sincerely apologize for the staff member who said they disliked your tasting sheet. That is completely inappropriate and I agree, they can be very helpful! I use mine all the time when I am tasting new wines. I also completely understand your confusion with the indoor tasting reservations. I will do my best to explain the reasoning. Because of our location and exposure, when the weather is nice the patio is spectacular. When the wind picks up though, it has the strength to rip our umbrellas out of the ground. This means that some days when the heat is blazing and the wind is up, we cannot put the umbrellas up and tastings outdoors can be quite uncomfortable. Likewise when it begins to rain and there is wind, we do not have any permanent structure that will offer rain protection outside. For this reason we wanted to make sure that every reservation was able to be comfortably accommodated, no matter the weather. Our intention was to then offer patio tables on a first come, first serve basis. We appreciate there was disappointment with this and we are working on a new plan for 2021. As 2020 was our first season offering reservations we did our best but will learn from all the feedback we received. Additionally, we do have an air filtration system which was working indoors and we had plexi glass between all pourers and tasters and barriers to ensure social distancing between groups indoors. When the temperatures get high keeping the doors open all the time can lead to temperature fluctuations indoors when our A/C cannot keep up. This can potentially harm the wine stored inside. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the 2017 Red Icon and I hope you will visit again soon! Cheers, Lauren
Written February 11, 2021
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MalcolmA007
British Columbia, Canada88 contributions
World class wine tasting experience
Sep. 2020
World class service in a word class venue. This is fitting for the big bold red wines that I will store to mature. Great wine tastings experience.
Written September 27, 2020
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Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again soon! Cheers, Lauren and the Painted Rock team
Written February 11, 2021
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BC-Westcoaster
Vancouver, Canada251 contributions
Great wine, great staff
Sep. 2020
Painted Rock makes some of our favourite wines, and a stop by their tasting room is always a must-do when in the area. The tasting room building is beautiful with an expansive patio taking in amazing views, but fortunately the staff are still just as knowledgeable and passionate about the wine as they were when tastings took place in a little hut beside the vineyard. No pretentiousness, just a friendly tasting and chat about wine with people who care about it. The owner is often onsite leading individual tastings himself, and has a great memory for people he's met previously, though there have surely been thousands. The staff will mention their wine club but are not pushy about it like some other places. They offer a charcuterie plate and wine by the glass for purchase that you can enjoy on the patio - we've never done that but it looks like a nice experience if you have the time. If we had to pick just one winery to visit among all the great choices in the area, this would be the one. Highly recommend
Written September 14, 2020
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Thank you very much for leaving such a lovely review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and interactions with our team. John loves being onsite and meeting visitors. He tries his best to remember all the wonderful people he has met in the past! We hope we can welcome you again soon. Cheers, Lauren Skinner and the Painted Rock team
Written February 11, 2021
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Wanda
13 contributions
Beautiful
Sep. 2020 • Couples
This winery is stunning. It is very modern and clean looking with a beautiful view of the lake. We enjoyed all of the wines, but our favourite was the 2016 Merlot. We also ordered a charcuterie board, it really completed the experience and I would highly recommend it.
Written September 11, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and the 2016 Merlot and the charcuterie board. We hope to welcome you again soon! Cheers, Lauren Skinner and the Painted Rock team
Written February 11, 2021
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EJ B
White Rock, Canada372 contributions
Scheduled an appointment and were left unattended for 30 minutes, not impressed!
Aug. 2020
Kind of sad in a way as I had been bragging about this amazing winery with great views and wine ... We arrived exactly at the appointed time and were told they were preparing the tasting area for us and asked us to enjoy the property ... 10 minutes later I went in and asked if they were ready for us yet (noticed the people that arrived later than us were being served already), noone knew anything but assured us they were close ... 5 minutes later, went in again and by now were getting annoyed as the owner walked around the grounds with his electric zapper and chatted with the odd guest, oblivious to our issue .... we were told to have a seat at a table outside and they would be out in a minute ... okay, 10 minutes later and ready to leave (we had other wineries on our schedule), a tasting host came out to apologize and began with explaining how the tasting would occur .... In the meantime the owner (who I have met) continued wandering around completely bypassing our still empty table .... dude pay attention!!! Wine was average and overpriced, experience was way below the tasting cost and expected standards ..... will not recommend ....
Written September 2, 2020
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FrancaI-D
Sorrento, Italy86 contributions
Stunning views!
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Those views are stunning!! We had a picnic lunch that was very tasty . Great idea to pair with Bench Market . The Syrah was delicious . The staff were friendly and welcoming . The entire experience was fantastic! Will be back .
Written September 1, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the Bench Market picnic! We are thrilled to be working with them and look forward to being able to offer their delicious picnics again in 2021. We hope to welcome you again soon! Cheers, Lauren Skinner and the Painted Rock team
Written February 11, 2021
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Mario B
Vancouver, Canada1,372 contributions
Stunning grounds
Aug. 2020
Very well manicured and laid out outdoor seating area. Sun does bear down most of the day so wish they had the umbrellas up to provide shade as was very hot for wine tastings. Stunning views . On the expensive side for tastings at $10, refunded of course on the expensive selection .
Written August 11, 2020
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Thank you for your review! Yes, the sun does get rather hot. We do have a number of umbrellas but unfortunately due to the exposure on our site when the wind picks up it has the power to rip them straight out of the ground. This means that we aren't able to put them up on gusty days for everyone's safety. I am glad you enjoyed the views and hope we can welcome you again soon! Cheers, Lauren Skinner and the Painted Rock team
Written February 11, 2021
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CaffeineMachine
Chilliwack, Canada28 contributions
What a view!
Oct. 2019
The only thing better than the views from this winery is their 2016 Icon Red. It's definitely on my list of "special occasion" vintages.

Our tasting experience was first rate. She took the time to tell us about the winery's history and their wine making process and gave us time to slowly savour each generous sample before moving on to the next.
Written October 11, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, our Red Icon and of course, the views. Cheers, Lauren Skinner and the entire Painted Rock team
Written October 12, 2019
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