Painted Rock Estate Winery
Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. (Painted Rock) creates ultra premium wines that embrace the traditions of the old world and the imagination of the new world.
The company offers a range of wines in various vintages embodying the terroir of the Okanagan Valley, including: a 2012 Merlot bursting with bramble berry and blackberry, as well as savoury notes of liquorice, eucalyptus and sage; a 2013 Syrah that is rounded and rich on the palate, with juicy acidity and chalky tannins; as well as additional blends such as their 2013 Red Icon Magnum, which includes Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Established in 2004 in Penticton, Painted Rock was envisioned as a family-run estate winery, drawing inspiration from proprietors John and Trish Skinner. Painted Rock sits on a spectacular beach overlooking the eastern shore of Skaha Lake. This 60-acre property has a unique microclimate that is particularly suited to the production of premium wines.
Painted Rock has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability through initiatives that include crafting their bottles from a light eco-glass that has reduced their shipping weight by more than 20%, while looking to biodynamic agriculture to understand new ways that they can minimize their carbon footprint. Painted Rock is also exploring initiatives like geothermal energy, wind power, and solar heating as they plan on building a sustainable resort development.