“Deep roots in French tradition nourish our shared passion for soils, vines and wine. Dedicated to natural, artisanal farming and winemaking, we strive to reveal the intimate relation of wine and terroir. Each of our wines is the expression of one place, one exceptional Okanagan terroir. Hands-on farming is our first priority, and this artisanal scale is reflected in the very limited quantities produced. We strive to make wines of ever greater clarity and precision.”
Pénélope and Dylan Roche
About Roche Wines Vineyards
On the southern edge of the Naramata Bench, this vineyard overlooks the city of Penticton and Okanagan Lake. The twenty-year old ungrafted vines are deeply rooted in a mix of silt, organic matter and gravel. The gentle westward slope at the base of Campbell Mountain ensures good drainage and ideal exposure.
This vineyard site adjoins the winery and includes 3 acres of Schonberger, 1 acre of Zweigelt, 1.12 acres of Chardonnay and 0.63 acres of Pinot noir.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were planted in summer 2017.
Kozier Organic Vineyard
Planted in 2007, Kozier Organic vineyard is located on the Naramata bench, 4 km north of the winery. The 15-acre vineyard is a gently sloping amphitheater, steeper as it approaches the mountainside. It faces west toward Okanagan lake.
Gravel, sand and organic material from the mountainside above mix with denser glacial silt. The certified organic farm benefits from the synergy of a warm microclimate with cool soils ensuring long, even ripening.
Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Gewurztraminer are planted according to variations in slope orientation and subsoils to meet the needs of each variety.
From pruning to harvest, every decision is made based on observation and experience, with one priority – to obtain the purest, most balanced grapes possible by treating the grapevine and its ecosystem as inseparable and codependent partners.
Reserve Your Experience at Roche Wines
Your private tasting is an opportunity to experience our wines with the insight of a wine professional. Our small team is made up of winemakers, sommeliers and WSET certified wine enthusiasts, ready to share our perspective and experience. You will leave with a deeper understanding of our philosophy and of the unique identity of our region and its terroir.
We encourage you to make a reservation.
Roche Wines Hours
- Our wine shop is open for purchase Monday to Friday, 11am – 5pm
- Tasting room open daily 11am – 5pm