Located on the Naramata Bench, Therapy Vineyards and Guesthouse offer one of the most spectacular settings for a wine tasting, and guest house stay.  It’s so popular that likely the Guesthouse is booked for the summer, but now is the time to reserve for the Fall Wine Festival and your own therapeutic getaway. Along with their award winning wines, they have a lot of fun with their labels.  Playing on the theme of Freud and friends, you can enjoy the popular “Freudian Sip”, “Super Ego, “Fizzio Therapy” and more in their

Rorchach, Freudian and Ego series.  One of the most popular series of wines from Therapy is their Artist Series Design.  A contest is run each year to choose the artist for these exclusive releases and this year there are two labels by Canadian artist Benjamin Dunstan. The first Artist Series label by Dunstan is the Riesling-Kerner, just released in May.  The second is coming in August.  Winemaker Steven Latchford is introducing a brand new Wild Ferment Pinot Noir with all the grapes sourced from the Naramata Bench – something he’s wanted to try for awhile. He’s excited about bringing something new and interesting to this release. Music lovers will want to drop into Therapy on August 17th for a little Music Therapy from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The concert is free and features the Colonel Angus band from Kamloops – a perfect time to try the new Wild Ferment Pinot!

New release just in time for summer:

2012  Gewürztraminer  $24.00

Therapy Vineyards is pretty excited about this release because there was no 2011 Gewürztraminer due to a small animal problem – the bears, birds and deer ate all of the grapes! This year with better fencing, they thwarted the critters and have a fabulous Estate Vineyard Gewürztraminer to enjoy. 

Highly aromatic with aromas of rose petal, mango and lychee with hints of lime and fruit salad on the palate, this wine has a great mouth feel and a racy acidity to be enjoyed on its own on the patio, or paired with spicy foods.

~ Terry Meyer-Stone