It’s the 7th annual Naramata Bench Wine Tour through Victoria and Vancouver.
Part One features Elephant island. Upper Bench. Bench 1775. Lake Breeze. Tightrope. Hillside. TerraVista. Kettle Valley. Misconduct. Deep Roots.
Red Rooster. Therapy. Van Westen. La Frenz. Serendipity.
Having spent the better part of five years living on the Naramata bench and getting to know most of my neighbours… when they bring their travelling wine road show to Victoria and Vancouver..I just have to be there.
It’s a two parter, so next week we’ll finish the story with Howling Bluff. Poplar Grove. Monster and Black Widow.
Naramata Bench is just an exceptional destination..not only for the wine grower but also for the wine fan.
Running above Lake Okanagan… East and North of Penticton, BC… it has the perfect soil and climate.
Big heat in the day… cool lake breezes at night.
It has also attracted some of the most interesting winemakers/growers in the business. They all have a story to tell.
Here’s the line-up and websites – www.naramatabench.com
Del Halliday – Elephant Island https://www.elephantislandwine.com
Gavin Miller – Upper Bench www.upperbench.ca
Val Tait – Bench 1775 www.bench1775.com
Garron Elmes – Lake Breeze and Spice Jar www.lakebreeze.ca
Lindsay O’Rourke – Tightrope www.tightropewinery.ca
Kathy Malone – Hillside www.hillsidewinery.ca
Senka Tennant – Terra Vista www.terravistavineyards.com
Tim Watt – Kettle Valley www.kettlevalleywinery.com
Richard Da Silva – Misconduct www.misconductwineco.com
Will Hardman – Deep Roots www.deeprootswinery.com
Karen Gillis – Red Rooster www.redroosterwinery.com/
Steve Latchford – Therapy www.therapyvineyards.com
Rob Van Westen – Van Westen www.vanwestenvineyards.com/
Jeff Martin – La Frenz www.lafrenzwinery.com
Judy Kingston – Serendipity www.serendipitywinery.com
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON
The Naramata Bench Part Two
Tara O’Brady – Seven Spoons