Chef Rob Cordonier of Hillside Bistro and Rob Van Westen winemaker of Van Westen Wineries hoist the Golden Boot as People’s Choice winners of the Tailgate Party Salmon Showdown. Party goers this year were treated to seven mouth watering wine and salmon pairings as part of the event and got to vote for their favourites.
Penticton Art Gallery 35th Annual Auction
On July 7 we are proud to support our regional art gallery and artists. Every year Naramata Bench Wines are featured at this eclectic, exceptional and unexpected art auction with fine food, wine and live music. Tickets are now on sale for the Penticton Art Gallery’s 35th Annual Fundraising Auction which will take place this
July 1 Bench Events
Township 7 hosts local artisans and musicians and Elephant Island has music on the patio. See details under the Events section on July 1. Of course all tasting rooms will be open throughout the weekend on the Naramata Bench and there will be Canada Day festivities all day at Gyro Park in Penticton and games
Colors of Summer
Our Naramata colors this year are Gold, Silver and Bronze. In recent wine competitions our member wineries have had Olympic showings. These include Lake Breeze Vineyards winning Best Red Wine of the Year in Canada at the All Canadian Wine Championships as well as Bronze for their Pinot Blanc and Gold for their Semillion. At
Spring Wine Fest is On Now!
Spring Wine Festival in the Okanagan is May 4 – 13 and there are wine events throughout the Festival at the wineries on the Naramata Bench. Blending sessions, winemaker lunches and sumptuous dinners, even theatre in the vineyard! Check our Events page for details of daily events and plan a day or two as Spring comes
Time for Release!
Spring Release, that is. It’s that time of year again when the Naramata Bench Wineries come to Metro Vancouver and Victoria bringing with them the latest releases for wine fans to sip and savor. It’s like a pre-season visit to the Bench for an evening. This year the Association have new partners as well as
Okanagan Wine Tours Tops, Again.
In our hearts we knew it, but its still flattering when someone like Viator Travel Blog rates Okanagan wine touring as not just good, but the number one in the world. We get a little aw shucks when the number two happens to be Bordeaux, France and Tuscany comes it at number 6. Must be
Penticton is an International Destination!
As Naramata Bench Wineries we are pleased and proud that the Huffington Post recently named Penticton a top 10 international travel destination for 2012 with the local wine industry cited as an important factor in the choosing. Facebook users think Penticton is one of the 10 best places in the world to visit, according to
It’s Crush Time!
Drive down Naramata Road at any time of night right now and you’ll see the wineries’ crush pads lit up like aircraft landing strips. Trucks and forklifts come and go while winemakers and their crews, bundled against the cold, are running the crushers and feeding the raw grape juice into the first stage of fermentation.
Shipping Wine To Get Easier?
Sometimes it’s hard to be with the one you love. Especially if you live out of BC and the one(s) you love are Naramata wines! An archaic shipping regulation dating back to Prohibition days creates barriers for Naramata and other BC wineries to ship their wines to consumers outside of BC. But newly minted South