House of Rose Winery-South East Kelowna

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Welcome to the House of Rose Winery.

Welcome to the House of Rose Winery!

This was my first time to House of  Roses Winery,  I have to say I was impressed. It’s a small, family-run winery with several award  winning wines to their credit. The best sellers being the “Hot Flash” wine, which is a red medium bodied blend of Shiraz and Foch. My personal favorite was the “Cool Splash,” a blend of Riesling and Pinot Gris. Cool Splash won two awards in recent years, taking bronze both at the International Woman’s wine and Pacific North West Wine Competitions.

But let’s get talking about the accessibility of the winery. Over all it was pretty good, in my opinion, this is a winery that will be easily accessible to most people. Parking is on a grassy area right in front of the winery, the transition from the grass parking onto the blacktop driveway is smooth and flat

The transition from the grass parking area to the blacktop is smooth and flat.

The transition from the grass parking area to the blacktop is smooth and flat.

A firm gravel path leads you onto the vineyard inself, where you can take a five-stage self guided tour through the vineyard to look at the various types of grapes…the birthplace of the wine!!

This pathway leads down a five-stage tour.

This pathway leads down a five-stage tour.

Personally Pinot Gris is my favorite wine

Personally, Pinot Gris is my favorite wine

The rows between the grapes are 10 feet wide, so unless you’re taking the tour on a strecher, you’ll be fine. They do have farm equipment going in and out of the rows, this can make for some pretty bumpy and uneven ground

These tractor tire marks would be a little difficult to get over on your own.

These tractor tire marks would be a little difficult to get over on your own.

The bathrooms are around the wine shop down a slight hill (which is tightly packed gravel for the most part). The bathrooms are a reasonable size for a standard chair to get into and they have grab bars on the walls Wheelchair accessible washroom

The wine shop is rather small, so if you happen to come when it’s busy inside you might have a hard time getting around without getting jostled. The entry into the shop is a bit uneven (a rather sharp ramp with no automatic door openers) so I would have someone help you into it. The doors are fairly are 34″ in width , so they are fairly accessible to a standard manual wheelchair. The counter in the shop is 3′ high from floor too the counter top, but is slanted slightly downward so it is pretty easy to access, but if you can’t access it just have one of the staff help you.

again, if it's busy just careful you don't get jostled around.

again, if it’s busy just careful you don’t get jostled around.

Outside of the wine shop is a very nicely shaded yard area where visitors can sit and enjoy a glass of wine. They have a variety of lawn chairs and a few picnic tables.

For more information on the House of Rose Winery please visit there website at:

http://www.houseofrose.ca

Jeff Bourne:

Accessiblity Adviser

jeffbourne@travabled.com

Edited by:

Rachael Kimola