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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Friday, September 22 2017

Penticton Lakeside Resort

By: Anthony Gismondi
Centrally located, locally-focused and sustainable

The Penticton Lakeside Resort is our preferred hotel when staying in the central Okanagan.

It's located at the southern tip of Okanagan Lake within walking distance to Penticton city restaurants and the formidable Saturday morning Penticton Farmer's Market. Its central location is perfect for wine lovers touring the valley with almost any of the Okanagan’s best wineries less than an hour's drive, north or south, not to mention the more than 40 wineries that dot the Naramata, Penticton and Skaha benches all but a few minutes drive from the hotel. You can also hop on, or off, the Canada Trail on foot or by bike within blocks of the Lakeside.

If you just want to hang out and catch some sun there are over 130 local wines at the resort's main restaurant, The Hooded Merganser. Chef Chris Remington's solid menu is built on fresh ingredients grown at the resort's dedicated farm nearby. The farm project is a big part of the sustainable goal the resort has set for itself along with electric charging stations in the parking lot and best of all, the recently completed west wing expansion. It's a one-of-a-kind building in British Columbia, constructed entirely with specially-engineered wood and built by local Okanagan construction companies. The new units boast outstanding views, modern amenities complete with full-sized chaise lounge chairs on every balcony. It’s the Penticton Lakeside Resort we have been waiting for. 

You can check out The Hooded Merganser and the new west wing in our videos below.

More about Penticton Lakeside Resort

Photo credit: Mark Yuen Visuals

Written By: ag
Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. He is currently in his 29th year as the wine columnist at the Vancouver Sun and a Partner and Principal Critic at www.winealign.comAnthony is also the co-host of the longest running, weekly, wine and food show in Canadian radio: The Best of Food and Wine. You can listen to the show across the Best of Food and Wine Radio Network multiple times per week. For air times in your city, or to listen live on the internet, check here.