Crescent Hill Winery

205 Spruce Road
Penticton, British Columbia

Located at the north end of Skaha Lake . This places the winery at the south end of Penticton. Glennallyn Murray bought the land and planted the vineyard in the 70s with all German clones. Glennallyn started making wine in Port Moody in the 60s when Andrés winery  landed there and fell in love with it. He located land in Penticton on Crescent Hill and Valley View road, and after returning home from Germany and bringing with him German root stock, he planted his vineyard. They were among the first the first vineyard in Penticton and among the very first in the Okanagan producing Gewürztraminer. He sold what he called "juice" to Casabella winery in Penticton and Calona Winery. Today the winery is owned by his daughter Teresa Murray Wisemen..

It was a hobby that became a business. A hard one has not many people cared for BC wines in the 70's and early 80's. In order to help Glennallyn established the first wine  tour bus which only went to his place and then later to Langs 


Photo by Renate Suhr

Teresa's husband Russell Wiseman is the winemaker.

The wines are hand crafted old world style, with minimalistic vineyard practice.
There is one old vineyard, small acreage planted in the 70's with original German clones, one of the few if not the first. They produce 1000 case lot. Gewürztraminer, Riesling ,Chardonnay ,Pearl of Csaba, Muscat and Verdelet .

Their signature wine is Glennallyn ( named after Teresa's father!) a Gewürztraminer.in. Speciality wine is a true orange Muscat from Hungary, called Pearl of Csaba


Tersea Wiseman


Skaha Lake

 

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