About

Naramata Bench

The Naramata Bench Wineries Association

The Naramata Bench Wineries Association is a group of twenty-nine award-winning wineries nestled along the fourteen kilometer winding country road that traverses the Naramata Bench overlooking Okanagan Lake. Located near Penticton in the Southern Okanagan, the wineries are situated above sweeping sand cliffs that rise from Okanagan Lake, with vineyards that gently slope up to the mountains behind, hence the name “The Naramata Bench.”

The Perfect Wine Tour Destination

The beautiful rural surroundings and wide variety of wineries makes the Naramata Bench a perfect wine tour destination. The variety of wineries, plus accommodations, restaurants, and many recreational activities make Naramata Bench and the surrounding area a special place for an Okanagan getaway holiday in wine country.

 

Visiting the tasting rooms of the Naramata Bench you will find knowledgeable and friendly staff, and often the wine-makers themselves, who are committed to ensuring that your expectations for a quality wine experience are met, whatever your level of wine knowledge.

Wine Making Culture on The Naramata Bench

Each winery on The Bench has their own specialties and philosophies of wine-making, but what they all share is a commitment to quality in their wine-making, and a belief that authentic wine experiences should be offered in a friendly and relaxed manner.

Our History

Thousands 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 produce 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 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.

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