Sip into spring along the picturesque Naramata Bench, where a warm welcome, fine wines, and farm-to-table bistros await.
The Naramata Bench is a place of great beauty and personality. Boutique wineries have staked their claims to this prime agricultural land which stretches down to Okanagan Lake, while reaching skyward up dramatic mountainsides and clay bluffs. Some are situated on the picturesque rolling hillsides while others are perched at the edge of cliffs that fall perilously towards Okanagan Lake. A remarkable setting, and perhaps the most scenic wine region in all of North America.
And with beauty comes quality as well. Long established as Canada’s premier grape growing region, the wines of Naramata Bench share a fine pedigree of superb craftsmanship and heritage. This is a must visit destination for wine connoisseurs and those seeking vistas of unparalleled beauty. We look forward to welcoming you to the unique warmth of the Naramata Bench as spring blossoms and the landscape awakes from its cool slumber.
Leaving Penticton, itself a charming community a mere four-hour drive BC’s Lower Mainland, or a one-hour flight from Vancouver or Calgary, the winding road leading out of the city allows you to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery while gently hugging the curves as you prepare to stop at the first of many wineries.
Making it up as you go? Be sure to pick up a Naramata Bench winery map, and plot a day of:
- exploring Pinots – a day of Gris, Blanc and Noir
- cool climate whites – find your favourite Riesling and Gewürztraminer
- rosé for days – think and drink the many styles of pink wine
- red blends – the more Meritage, the merrier
Be creative, or simply follow the road to see where spontaneity takes you. By car or pedal power – the trails above and around the Naramata Bench are world-renowned – the journey will be memorable.
Stop for a bite.It can’t just be about wine…right? The Naramata Bench offers charming dining options with stunning views over the vineyards and Okanagan Lake, from a casual gourmet picnic, to a mid-day charcuterie break, to multi-course bistro dinners. Join a winemaker’s dinner for a more formal event, or a special food and wine pairing at your favourite winery.
Abundant sunshine, cool breezes, and a warm welcome.The Naramata Bench is a perfect spring getaway to refresh, recharge, and, of course, replenish the wine cellar. Enjoy a wide range of wines including Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec. Whites have also done well — Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. No matter what your palate prefers, you will find it in the wines of Naramata, along with exceptional hospitality, breathtaking views, and many moments to savour.