Open House & Hearts
On December 1 & 2 ten percent of wine sales in participating wineries from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association and the Naramata Store will be given to the United Way and the Penticton & District Community Resources Society. “As a group, we wanted to share the spirit with families who deserve a little extra during
The grapes are coming in and by all accounts it is a stellar harvest this year which bodes well for the vintages to come out of 2012. After a cool, wet month of June, Mother Nature turned it on and July, August and September proved to be excellent growing conditions. Winemakers across the Naramata Bench are
Wine Fest Events on the Bench
It’s Wine Fest and the weather is great! With warm days and cool, clear nights, we are celebrating with events up and down the bench. September 28 & 29 we have events at Upper Bench Winery, Township 7, Serendipity Winery, and 3 Mile Winery. And then October 4 to 6 we have events at D’Angelo
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