Your Naramata Experience

Relaxed opportunities to connect with our distinctive wineries, the rich diversity of Naramata wines, and the experiences, local foods, and places to stay, makes
every visit as unique
as the visitor.

Our Wine Club

Have a mixed case selection of Naramata Bench latest releases shipped to your door by joining the new "Best of the Bench" Wine Club. Click "More Info" to join.

An Ancient Terroir

Millions of years ago the Naramata Bench was the shallow shoreline of prehistoric Okanagan Lake gathering a wealth of rich sediments perfect for a wide variety of grapes and wines.

Spring Wine Touring

Spring is here and the weather is beautiful in Naramata with warm days and crisp starlit nights. Come see what everyone is talking about...

Elephant Island Orchard Wines

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As crazy as it sounds a logical story supports the christening of our winery. Grandmother Catherine acquired the orchard as a retirement investment. Grandfather Paul, or Poppy as we called him, was convinced that the investment would prove a “white elephant”.

In 1972 Grandma Catherine’s free spirit won… she purchased the property in Naramata and convinced Poppy this was “the” location for their dream home. Grandma is an architect (one of the first women in Canada) and Poppy an engineer. Collectively they proceeded to battle their respective professional impartiality and collaborated on their coup de grace, the house at Elephant Island. Out of this clash of professional wills (Grandma’s visual versus Grandfather’s logical) emerged Poppy’s name for the property… the architects “EYE-land” – testament to his perception of Grandma’s obsession with the aesthetic.

White Elephant + Grandma’s “EYE”Land became Elephant Island… Grandma’s way of getting back at Poppy for all of his mockery AND your adventure into a whole new world of wine.

Ph: 250-496-5522   Web:  http://www.elephantislandwine.com

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