Naramata Winemakers: ReWined 2019
(17 Naramata Bench Winemakers pour on Vancouver Island)
Tasting Room Radio began in a studio/barn on The Naramata Bench.
For those who’ve never been to The Bench, it’s just above Penticton on the
East side of the Okanagan Valley.
Naramata Road winds down the bench with wineries on both sides..appearing
then fading in the rear-view mirror.
It’s spectacular and so are the wines.
The locals are great neighbours.
The Bench was voted 2018 BC’s Best Wine Trail.
In total? A one-of-a-kind place.
This is our coverage of ReWined 2019 which took place at the classic
Chrystal Gardens in Victoria
Its Year 2 raising funds for Make-a-Wish and the 11th year NBWA have poured
Spring releases in Victoria.
There are 30 wineries in the Naramata Bench Winery Assn. (with more coming)
They all get together September 14th for the annual Tailgate Party. This
year at the gorgeous Heritage Inn.
(Be warned, it sells out every year – tickets at www.naramatabench.com)
We welcome these friends on today show :
Val Tait – Bench 1775 Winemaker and GM
Senka Tennant – TerraVista Vineyards -Winemaker/Co-Owner
Kathy Malone – Hillside Winery – Winemaker
Kon Oh – MoCoJo Winery Winemaker/Owner
Gustav Allander – Foxtrot Winemaker
Lyndsay O’Rourke Tightrope Winemaker/Co-Owner
Garron Elmes – Lake Breeze Winemaker/President
Jeff Martin – La Frenz Production/Vineyard Manager/Co-Owner
Nikki Callaway – Laughing Stock Winemaker
Riley Hollenback – Red Rooster Winemaker
Dell Halladay – Elephant Island Winery – Winemaker/Co-Owner
Bob Ferguson – Kettle Valley Winery Winemaker/Co-Owner
Matt Mikulic – Three Sisters Winery Winemaker
Katie O’Kell – Serendipity Winery Winemaker/Co-Owner
Dick Lancaster – Black Widow Winery Winemaker/Co-Owner
Gavin Miller – Upper Bench Winery Winemaker/Co-Owner
Will Hardman – Deep Roots Winemaker
Plus Simone Conner Make-a-Wish Director, Vancouver Island
Thank you Tina and Hugh Baird for your support and friendship
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON
Jim Cuddy – Cuddy by Tawse Wines
A special feature on “field blends”
Fire Season in The Okanagan
BC Shellfish Festival / Courtenay-Comox
Cowichan Valley Wine Festival
Assorted Chefs, Willie Mitchell & Brendan Morrison speak out on their/our role in saving fishery
Chris Tolley Moon Cursor
Andrea Sartori and 121 years of Italian Winemaking
Jason Priestley – 90210 and his California wine.
Terry Meyer – Mayhem Wines. The new releases..