Ancient Terroir & Modern Wines

Millions of years ago the Naramata Bench was the shallow shoreline of prehistoric Okanagan Lake gathering a wealth of rich sediments and soils.

Now with abundant sunshine, cooling lake breezes, and an optimal temperature range, the Naramata Bench is one of the premier grape growing regions in Canada. The rolling hills and variable soils of the area create a range of microclimates and terroirs that allow experienced growers to match to a wide variety of grape crops.

Working with the terroir of the area our member wineries are able to produce a wide range of wines including including Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec. Whites have also done well in the Naramata terroir including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

No matter what styles and types of wine you like, you will find it in Naramata.