These wines had my vote from the first sip, and this year Painted Rock Estate Winery is getting nods from around the globe. Thirteen wines from Painted Rock were submitted for the 2011 Canadian Wine Awards which took place only a few weeks ago, and the Penticton winery collected 13 medals. Not too shabby.
Internationally, the winery is also making headlines after being approached by a Chinese wine brokerage to ship 10-20 percent of their production oversees. For the small boutique winery in Penticton, this is big news (and I’m stoked to hear my images will be on the walls of a new restaurant launching in China). But contrary to their tiny tasting room, their wines have been big news from the beginning. If you haven’t visited, go. If you haven’t tasted, do. Cheers to John, Trish and the entire Painted Rock team. Next time, I’ll plan for a longer visit. xx.