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Relax at Crescent Hill

Just above Penticton is an award-winning, unpretentious winery waiting for you to drop by, slip off your shoes, and relax.

Owner Teresa Murray-Wiseman weaves a story that begins with her father, Glenallyn and his vision to create the first vineyard in Penticton. Using 100 per cent pure clones from the old country, his vision became a reality, and now the winery has three generations of history.

A recent repeat winner at the Cascadia International Wine Competition, and best-in-class for its Glennallyn (named for dad, of course), Private Reserve Gewürztraminer at the Pacific Rim Wine Competition, “wine finisher” Russell Wiseman – Teresa’s husband – is a hands-on winemaker. Together, they do everything themselves, but with help from their daughter and son-in-law who are now learning the ropes.

Teresa is firm in her belief that Okanagan wines are poised to be better than California. “We’re doing what we want,” she says, “our dad’s legacy is out there and we have good wines for a good price. It’s all about the balance and appreciating the beauty that is here.”

Crescent Hill has fun with its labels; be sure to ask about the stories behind Cristal and Hissy Fit when you drop by for a tasting, or spot them at events with fellow Okanagan Falls wineries.

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