Our Story

Play Estate Winery has been a passion project for the Pechet Family (Stagewest Hospitality brand). For years the group of business partners discussed opening a winery in the picturesque Okanagan region. The ideal location was found in the Skaha Hills Development overlooking Skaha Lake.

This was the moment Play Estate Winery was born!

Play Estate Winery features an iconic modern architectural construction which houses a wine shop, tasting bar and bistro with Penticton’s finest view. Beautifully accenting around the facility, Play features a 14 acre vineyard consisting of wine varietals such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, and Viognier.

Stage West Hospitality and our Team are proud to present the Winery and look forward to showcasing our crafted varietals. We welcome all visitors to browse our website or join us on site to enjoy a true Okanagan experience!

Our Team


David Pechet

VICE PRESIDENT

David is a third generation hotelier, with extensive hands-on and theoretical experience in the hospitality and entertainment industries.

Graduating with a Bachelors of Science, from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration in 2002, David has developed an intimate understanding of all aspects of hotel and casino operations. David began his casino education began as a Dealer at casino by Vanshaw. With graduate studies at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in casino management, he returned to Vanshaw to complete his practical experience. David worked as a Dealer, Pit Boss, Pit Boss Supervisor and Games Manager, for both Vanshaw and Mayfield Hospitality. As Mayfield Hospitalities’ Director of Casino Development, David played a pivotal role in the opening of the Camrose Resort Casino and Stoney Nakoda Entertainment Resort.

As a serial entrepreneur, David Pechet continues to open properties like Play Estate Winery, while continuing to further future projects for Stagewest Hospitality, Mayfield Homes, and its other subsidiaries.


Sonya Patrick

GENERAL MANAGER

Home for Sonya is N.Ireland, where she grew up and worked as a Human Resource Consultant for a large UK Employment Agency.

Having lived and worked across the globe in the Hospitality industry,  France, UK and Canada, in the roles of both employee and business owner she fell in love with the Okanagan Valley.

With a passion for wine and food, she developed her knowledge, through working in all roles of winery production, operations, front of house and vineyard, completing Wset, giving her the skill set in all areas and making her the ideal person for the role of General Manager.


Bill Myra

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Bio Coming Soon!


Stephanie Bryers

WINE MAKER

Bio Coming Soon!