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Hillside Winery and Bistro

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1350 Naramata Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A8T6, Canada (Riddle Road)
12504936274
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Using only the best fruit exclusively from the Naramata Bench, known for...
Using only the best fruit exclusively from the Naramata Bench, known for its complex soil, long sunny days and old vines, Hillside produces award-winning, compelling wines. We call it LocaVin. The wines complement the locavore menu. The Bistro features delicious, seasonal, locally-inspired menus from our Executive Chef Rob Cordonier. Chef Cordonier is known for his creativity and passion in the kitchen. Please contact us should you have any questions, or to inquire about booking an event.
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch with a view

We arrived early to ensure we got a table on the balcony with an excellent view. We enjoyed our meals with the recommended wine pairing. I ordered the Basil Pesto Pasta (gluten free by request). My husband ordered the Benchmark Burger. Bother lunches were delicious! Come early for the best tables!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Debra V
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Langley
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Abbotsford, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We've traveled regularly to Naramata for a decade now, and have many very fond memories of meals at Hillside Winery. Our last experience this week however was so disappointing, I'm not sure we'll be back for lunch again. The issue is not the food, which was tasty and very nicely presented. The issue is value. My wife and I both... More 

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hillsidewinery, Manager at Hillside Winery and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi John. Thank you very much for your feedback. This is always essential in the quest to make sure everyone leaves satisfied. Your comments have been relayed to the Chef. I do hope you will come back so that we can provide the taste and value you seek. - Mark More 

Langley
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived early to ensure we got a table on the balcony with an excellent view. We enjoyed our meals with the recommended wine pairing. I ordered the Basil Pesto Pasta (gluten free by request). My husband ordered the Benchmark Burger. Bother lunches were delicious! Come early for the best tables!

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hillsidewinery, Manager at Hillside Winery and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Debra! Thanks for a terrific review. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Gluten free meals are becoming popular and so important for many. As you know, they can still be really tasty! Do come again. - Mark More 

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great winery in a very beautiful location. The staff were fantastic. They were fun and very knowledgeable about the wines. Definitely a good place to stop and enjoy some delicious wines.

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hillsidewinery, Manager at Hillside Winery and Bistro, responded to this review

G'Day, EmJ! Many thanks, mate, for a great review. You're from Queensland so you know about beautiful scenery. And living in Aus you also know delicious wines. Please come again and send your friends! - Mark More 

Parksville, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Spectacular view from the spacious, sunny deck. The service was exemplar. Delicious meal, especially enjoyed the risotto. Cooked to perfection. The best restaurant we experienced in Naramata.

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hillsidewinery, Manager at Hillside Winery and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Catherine! Without bias I agree with you completely on the Bistro. Lisa and Rob have excellent staff to complement outstanding food. Thank you for your review! - Mark More 

White Rock, Canada
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a nice spot to visit! Our host Francesca was a sweet heart - my husband and her happened to have a great conversation about their 'Italian' heritage. A very pleasant conversation while she was speaking about the wines at Hillside. We didn't have time to stay at the Bistro, but walked around and enjoyed the ambiance, the guests all... More 

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hillsidewinery, Manager at Hillside Winery and Bistro, responded to this review

Carol - molte grazie! Sorry you couldn't stay for a bite but thrilled that you loved the wines and the grounds. We thank Kathy and Dave for the wines, and Karin for the beautiful gardens. - Mark More 

Edmonton
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Enjoyed lunch with my brother and mom saturday. What a quant little bistro - menu is quite limited but delicious. We had the carrot soup which was different but tasty. The dessert was the best - a chocolate/toffee cake if you love chocolate this was decadent.

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hillsidewinery, Manager at Hillside Winery and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Bellek18! Glad you and your family enjoyed the Bistro! We do keep the menu options smaller rather than offering a dozen pages of choices, so that our service and quality remain very high always. And perfectly paired with our wines. - Mark More 

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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Spectacular meal and view! A very tasty meal was had by all four of us. Each course was paired nicely with a Hillside wine. The meal size was just right. Friendly and knowledgable service. And the sunset capped off a great night!

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hillsidewinery, Manager at Hillside Winery and Bistro, responded to this review

Really appreciate your review and comments! Spectacular view, food and wine combine to make an unforgettable experience, as you say. Thank you! - Mark More 

Sestriere
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Whether in Penticton or just in the early close by this place is worth a visit. Try to get a table on the upper patio and enjoy the stunning view of the sun setting behind the mountains on the other side of the lake. The food is good, there is a good selection of wines (naturally), but best of all... More 

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hillsidewinery, Manager at Hillside Winery and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you! The detour isn't much at all - about 20' off the KVR, and right on Naramata Road. We think we're a must-see - and must-eat and must-taste. Welcome! - Mark More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I stopped here on a wine tour and had a very brief (2 minute) wine tasting. I can't even tell you what I tried as our host did not really explain what he was pouring. One of the people on our tour shared feedback to the owner that the tasting was rushed, and the owner didn't seem to care that... More 

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hillsidewinery, Manager at Hillside Winery and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Jerica G. Due to the fires in the south, and the inability for a lot of folks to visit wineries in Oliver and Osoyoos, we had very large incremental visitor traffic to our tasting bar and Bistro over these last five days. Our apologies that you felt rushed. We strive to make everyone feel welcome at Hillside. - Mark More 

Kamloops, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped here while biking down the KVR trail and it was very nice. We enjoyed a glass of wine each and two delicious sandwiches. I would recommend doing a wine tasting prior to the lunch so you know what you want to order. Also sitting inside the courtyard is just as pretty as the patio.

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hillsidewinery, Manager at Hillside Winery and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi MelonGG! Thanks for your super review. If you are biking the trail, there is an exit right at the winery, and we have bike racks ready. And if you're heading south, and you've stopped at Hillside for a luncheon break, it's all downhill from here! - Mark More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1350 Naramata Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A8T6, Canada
    (Riddle Road)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: 12504936274

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Using only the best fruit exclusively from the Naramata Bench, known for its complex soil, long sunny days and old vines, Hillside produces award-winning, compelling wines. We call it LocaVin. The wines complement the locavore menu. The Bistro features delicious, seasonal, locally-inspired menus from our Executive Chef Rob Cordonier. Chef Cordonier is known for his creativity and passion in the kitchen. Please contact us should you have any questions, or to inquire about booking an event.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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