F.A.Q.

Perseus Winery in Penticton BC is a consistent award winning winery in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country. If you are looking for information on ordering our BC Wine online, please look below. If you do not find the answers you are looking for, please contact Lindsey Richardson: tastingroom@perseuswinery.com.

I can't make it to the winery in Penticton - where can I buy my favourite bottle of Perseus Wine?

We make it easy for you to shop online! Place your order online and enjoy the convenience of home delivery.

What type of food should I pair with my wine?

We get this question a lot! We include suggested pairings in our notes for each wine, which you can find in the online Wine Shop. We will also be featuring custom recipe pairings for each of our wines right here on our site.

What does VQA mean?

VQA stands for Vintners Quality Alliance. It’s a regulatory standard that ensures you are purchasing wine made from 100% Canadian grapes. All of Perseus’s wines are BC VQA, meaning they are produced from 100% British Columbia grapes. BC VQA products must also meet certain quality specifications and are tasted by a review panel prior to receiving the designation. More information on the BC VQA program can be found on the BC Wine Authority Website.

Why are there crystals in my wine? (Wine Diamond, tartrates)?

While we do filter all of our wines, we do on occasion have some issues with tartrates or “wine diamonds” that can precipitate out of a wine after it is bottled. This type of sediment is harmless and does not affect flavour or aroma in any way. Follow the link what tartrates are, for an excellent explanation by Rhys Pender of Wine Plus.

Where did the name Perseus come from?

We take our name from the Perseus constellation which hovers over Okanagan Lake in the time after harvest. We feel the symbolism of this constellation overlooking the entire valley to be quite fitting; Much in the way we cover The Okanagan looking for the finest grapes.

Why do some Perseus wines have corks while others have screwcaps?

We use the Stelvin screwcap system to preserve and maintain wines with a fresh youthfulness. Wines that benefit from extra bottle aging are bottled under cork, as cork enclosures are better suited for longer storage.

What temperature should I store and serve my wines at?

It is best to store all wines in a cool, dry area, free of direct sunlight. Ideally, you should store your wines between 10-16°C. White wines should be served between 9-13°C, and red wines between 13-18°C.

I'm visiting the Okanagan and want to do some wine tasting...where do I start?

The best place to start your wine tour is at Perseus! We are the first winery from downtown Penticton on the route up Vancouver Hill towards the Naramata Bench – the heart of BC’s wine country. Stop in for a tasting, a picnic lunch, and plan your tour! Learn about varietals (grape types) and tasting techniques with our staff and using our curated educational materials, then start your day with some award-winning BC wines.

Where do you ship Perseus wines?

There are legal restrictions on where wines and other liquor products may be shipped. Check out our shipping and return policies.

What are your Privacy Policies concerning information gathered on your site?

Please view our Privacy Policy page

Does Perseus do corporate sponsorships for charitable events?

Perseus is committed to supporting the Penticton and Okanagan community and is proud to sponsor local organizations. We review all sponsorship and donation requests on a case-by-case basis. Send us an email with your event or charity questions.

I still have questions?

Please contact us if you still have questions about Perseus Winery!