Proprietors. mother/daughter team Katie O’Kell & Judy Kingston
Serendipity Winery is a family run winery nestled just outside of the Naramata Village. Mother/daughter duo Judy and Katie traded their downtown Toronto lifestyle for the slower, community-focused living of Naramata. Our focus is on sustainable wine growing, and food friendly wines. Our on-site bistro is run by chef Tristan Bunkowski, who focuses on light tapas fare designed to share with everyone at the table.
Get to Know Us
The adventure began in the fall of 2005 when owner, Judy Kingston, embarked on a holiday in the Okanagan. Having a passion for cooking fine food and enjoying delicious wine, Kingston had the first Serendipitous “aha” moment, where she decided to convert the orchard to a vineyard with the goal of establishing a new boutique food-friendly winery.
In the time since releasing these first wines, the winery continues to delight, surprise, and capture accolades such as being named BC Winery of the Year, or being named the first Winemaker in Residence for the 2013 & 2014 Calgary Stampede.
Since the days of having guests enter from a simple farm gate, Serendipity now boasts a picturesque winery, wineshop, and an out of this world bistro featuring seasonal, locally-sourced fine food designed to pair with the exceptional wine.
Each guest of the winery is welcomed into the wineshop by the Serendipity family – especially since it’s usually Judy or her daughter & head winemaker, Katie O’Kell, greeting each guest with a smile. The mother-daughter team love to share their passion and good nature with Serendipity’s guests, and are happy to answer any questions about the vines or the wine.