Meet Winemaker Stephanie Stanley.
Stephanie Stanley, a seasoned winemaking professional originally from the Okanagan, is shaping the future of whites, roses and sparkling wine in Lake Country. Having trained under Howard Soon, after many years with Peller Estates along with several winters in the southern hemisphere, she found her path leading back to the Okanagan Valley where she commissioned the new Fitzpatrick winery and ultimately arriving here at O'Rouke's Peak Cellars.
So what is happening in Lake Country? Hear Stephanie tell the story of Carrs Landing, new initiatives and plantings at Peak Cellars Winery. She's making single varietal wines from Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gruner Veltliner and Gewurztraminer. It's starting to sound like Alsace, non?
Welcome to O'Rouke's Peak Cellars
Did you know there are actually two properties? The Carrs Landing Estate and the Peak Cellars Winery.
Carrs Landing Estate
Carrs Landing is a 300 acre estate in Lake Country. With it's panoramic views, orchards, vineyards, and lake Okanagan shoreline, it is impressively beautiful. The estate has 100 acres of vineyard, 300 meters of underground tunnels and a 12,000 square foot cave for storing and aging wine.
Peak Cellars Winery & Restaurant
Peak Cellars Winery is a 7 acre estate and home of the Goldie Road Vineyard. This site includes a winery, a restaurant and a half-acre organic vegetable garden with two greenhouses for fruits and vegetables served in the Garden Bistro. If you are thinking of visiting, reservations are strongly encouraged.
The Driving Force of O'Rouke's Peak Cellars
The man behind the scenes and the driving force is Dennis O'Rouke, a man who is considered a pioneer, innovator and entrepreneur with proven track record in business, behind him. This is a man who thrives on overcoming challenges. After years of establishing one of Western Canada's leading construction companies, Dennis is now focused on bringing his passion and pocket book here creating a world class winery destination that showcases beautiful British Columbia from the vineyard to the table and more. This is sure to be a top travel destination in the coming months and years ahead.
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