Located on the Naramata Bench, D'Angelo Winery is family owned and operated. -They focus on quality dry red producing rare varieties such as Tempranillo and Montepulciano, also producing excellent white and red fortified wines.
In 1979, Salvatore D’Angelo began his search for the land on which to plant his vineyard. As an accomplished amateur winemaker, his ambition was to start his own winery within the heart of Essex County, in Southern Ontario. In 1983 he bought fifty acres in Amherstburg, just south of Windsor.
Then in 1984 Sal planted his first acre of grapes, making his first vintage in 1989. the magnificent vineyard covers forty-two acres of the fifty-acre property.
Sal D'Angelo was named Ontario's Grape King in 1999.
in 1984 Sal planted his first acre of grapes, and made his first vintage in 1989.
By this time, Sal had read every book he could get his hands on about wine, thoroughly studying all aspects of growing and making it. He was becoming even more aware of the impressive winemaking history of the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
Illness forced Sal to move to the drier climate of the Okanagan. After vacationing for many years in the Penticton area in 2002 he purchased 27 acres on the Naramata Bench. Where he built a gravity flow winery.
He was among the few who produced wine both in Ontario and BC
The Amherstburg Ontario location was sold in 2017.
Sal has a unique philosophy as a vintner. “Quality is grown” are the words he lives by. Throughout the vineyard, only the finest French Viniferas and hybrids are planted.
The winery now has 9 acres planted on the 27 acre property; just some of their varietals include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet, Tempranillio and Viognier.
In 2004 Sal was the first to plant Tempranillio a Spanish red. In 2018 he was first to plant Montepulciano.
As a winemaker Sal specializes in reds and icewines His flagship wine is called Settle Coppa which means seven measures
Sal works with his son Chris a winemaker make and his daughter Stephanie.
D'Angelo Winery Guest House is located on the Naramata Bench and offers panoramic views of Okanagan Lake. The guest suite is furnished with a kitchen.
The brightly decorated suite at D'Angelo Winery Guest House Penticton features a spacious lounge with a flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is provided in all areas. A balcony offers barbecue facilities for guest use. Guests of Guest House D'Angelo Winery receive a complimentary wine tasting. Mountain and vineyard views can be enjoyed from this property. A seasonal outdoor pool is available on site.