Therapy Vineyards is all about relaxing and enjoying the good things in life: listening to your favourite record, enjoying the outdoors and, of course, sipping on a glass of your favourite wine. Therapy on the Naramata Bench has all that and more to offer this spring wine season.

Kicking off the first day of the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival on May 4th, everyone is invited to join Therapy as they celebrate the release of their 2012 Artist Series Wild Ferment Pinot Noir and Riesling. Earlier this year the winery held an open call for artist submissions to create two different labels for these new vintages with the theme ‘the good and evil in everyone’. The winning artist, Benjamin Dunston, will be on hand at the event and will be signing the new bottles alongside Winemaker Steve Latchford. Guests are invited to join in the celebration which includes light snacks, wine tastings and live music starting at 1pm.

The Spring Wine Festival celebrations continue at Therapy the following Friday (May 11th) with Vinyl Night at the vineyard. At this free event guests are encouraged to bring their own LP’s or just kick back and get your groove on to Therapy’s collection of records for a night of music therapy on the outdoor patio.

For those looking to extend their stay at the winery, Therapy’s on-site guesthouse rooms are now booking for 2013. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the vineyard, valley and lake below, explore the community of Naramata and cap off the evening with a glass of wine in the hot tub. With shoulder season room rates from April 1st-May15th, these rooms are booking up quickly so book online at www.therapyvineyards.com/guesthouse.

New this May is Therapy’s first ever Port-style wine, Freudified. This 2008 vintage is a blend of Merlot and Syrah with notes of vanilla, mocha and black cherry. Also coming out in May for its second vintage is Fizzio Therapy sparkling wine. Fizzio Therapy comes in two varieties – 100% Pinot Noir Rosé and the Blanc version, which is a blend of Riesling, Viognier and Orange Muscat.

~ Natasha Chudyk

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