Naramata Bench Wineries Association
Located near Penticton in the Southern Okanagan, the wineries are situated above sweeping sand cliffs that rise from Okanagan Lake, with vineyards that gently slope up to the mountains behind, hence the name “The Naramata Bench.”
Wine & Culture
A hundred years ago this was a major fruit growing area and over the years it has become home to world class viticulturists growing the grapes that are the basis for the renown of Naramata Bench wines. It has also become home to artisans, restaurants, and B&B accommodations.
Each winery on The Bench has their own specialties and philosophies of wine-making, but what they all share is a commitment to quality in their wine-making, and a belief that authentic wine experiences should be offered in a friendly and relaxed manner.
The Perfect Wine Tour Destination
The beautiful rural surroundings and wide variety of wineries makes the Naramata Bench a perfect wine tour destination. A regular schedule of wine events plus accommodations, restaurants, and many recreational activities also make Naramata Bench and the surrounding area a special place for an Okanagan getaway holiday in wine country.
Visiting the tasting rooms of the Naramata Bench you will find knowledgeable and friendly staff, and often the wine-makers themselves, who are committed to ensuring that your expectations for a quality wine experience are met, whatever your level of wine knowledge.
So come and visit us soon. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our Naramata Bench Experience, and our wines, with you.
If you want to experience the Naramata Bench but can’t get here soon enough, all our members have on-line ordering and many of our wines are available at fine wine stores and restaurants. For more information see the individual winery listings through this website.