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Hillside Winery and Bistro

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1350 Naramata Rd, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T6, Canada (Riddle Road)
+1 250-493-6274
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely winery with a wonderful view of Okanagan Lake and vineyards. Lunch on the amazing patio was wonderful with great wine to boot!

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Thank Jerry W
Calgary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I was excited when I arrived at hillside, the place is beautiful and has excellent views. I knew going in that I wasn't a fan of their wine but I've heard nothing but good things about the restaurant. But it is definitely not for everybody. The portion sizes are small with it has a very limited menu and some might... More 

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Burnaby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was not my first visit but was a must visit! It is a lovely lunch stop and the bistro has many nice lunch options with suggested wine pairings for each dish. I had their wonderful carrot soup and they even gave me the recipe so I could make it myself. The meat platters is a wonderful addition to go... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the Bistro on the Friday night and enjoyed it so much - the food, the ambience, the wine and the service - that we returned for lunch on Saturday. A comfortable environment that will appeal to foodies yet satisfy those just looking for a good burger.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Four of us dined here. Two had the chicken, two the chard. Everyone enjoyed their food very much. The chard was really good, cooked perfectly - no trace of dryness. Veggies also beautifully cooked. Service was swift and friendly. Duncan, the owner, introduced himself to us, which was a nice touch. Great evening.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at Hillside recently. On a cool and drizzly fall evening, we were happy to sit warm and comfortable by the fireplace. We enjoyed the ambiance of the room, the art on the walls, the fine service, and the delicious food. Standouts for us were the beef carpaccio appetizer - to die for!... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went for supper on a Saturday evening for what we thought would be a slightly fancier supper to go alongside some fantastic wine. The ambiance was quite casual and we were definitely overdressed. Our server didn't seem to know as much about the wines as she should have considered she worked at the winery. She definitely struggled to recommend... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

we attended a wedding ceremony and reception at the Winery. The winery was warm and inviting even if the weather was not. The staff made every effort to ensure the wedding went off without a hitch. The owner was down to earth and proud to show off his winery. Personal touches were everywhere. We were made to feel like we... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I stopped for lunch with a friend yesterday by chance ( had intended going somewhere else) and was pleasantly surprised. We had a very good lunch and good service. I had not been previously as a friend had negative comments about their visit but Hillside will definitely be on my list of stops when I take friends to the Bench.

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Thank Val W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Spectacular food - good service. Beautiful ambiance and delicious wine! Will definitely visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1350 Naramata Rd, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T6, Canada
    (Riddle Road)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: +1 250-493-6274
Description
Hillside's well-equipped cellar, under the direction of Winemaker Kathy Malone, produces top quality Okanagan Valley wines destined for many markets. Our commitment to quality has been awarded numerous times throughout North America. Hillside is the only BC winery producing Muscat Ottonel, a unique, aromatic white wine with a huge customer following. Other exemplary Hillside varietals include Pinot Gris, Viognier, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot, and Mosaic (our trademark Bordeaux-style blend.) Hillside also offers a wine tasting bar and gift shop where you can sample and purchase our wines and other unique gift items. Our award-winning Bistro offers exceptional contemporary wine country cuisine and features two patios with breathtaking views of vineyards, orchards and Lake Okanagan. Our portfolio of esteemed wines provides the perfect pairing with lunch or dinner in a truly unique and memorable setting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?