The doors are open today and we couldn’t be more excited! Please stop in; try some wine or have lunch on our amazing patio!
Thank you to everyone that has helped us get open we truly appreciate everyones hard work!
The first winery on Penticton Indian Band land is opening its doors to the public this week.
The Play Estate Winery is set to open Friday (June 3rd) following a ribbon cutting attended by local dignitaries on Thursday.
“We are feeling great,” said Jason Pechet, the president of Stagewest Hospitality and a partner in the winery. “We love our new building and are excited to get going.”
The $5.5 million project is a state of the art winery nestled in a 14-acre vineyard on the edge of master planned community Skaha Hills, with views of the lake and the city below.
It offers a 150-seat restaurant and patio showcasing local cuisine, a tasting room with a 30-foot bar and a production floor that will produce about 10,000 cases this year.
To get it operational, the partners, including Mohamed Awad, the general manager, and others approached the PIB and Greyback Developments to secure the ideal location.
On Thursday, they joined dignitaries including Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit, MLA Dan Ashton and representatives from the PIB at the event.
PIB Coun. Joseph Pierre, who did a blessing ceremony prior to the ribbon cutting, said it was great that the band gets to be partners in a venture like this.
“It’s one of the many aspects we had in the original plan for Skaha Hills, so it’s good to see,” he said.
Jakubeit said it was great to have another high profile winery to showcase the region.
Play Estate Winery is located in Skaha Hills at 507 Skaha Hills Drive.