"A Story in Every Bottle” rings true when you think of the wineries in the Naramata Bench Wineries Association. When drinking a bottle of Naramata wine, the memories from your visit come pouring out along with the wine. This winery association is committed not only to creating renowned wines, but also to having fun and offering a warm and personal welcome to their visitors. Visiting Naramata Bench wineries is more than just tasting great wines; it is also about enjoying the experiences and the people that this spectacular wine region has to offer.
25 member wineries are dotted along a gentle country road with spectacular views of Okanagan Lake. Check in advance for events and experiences to enhance your wine holiday.
Member wineries offer a variety of individual events throughout the summer and fall, many of which are free to come and enjoy. There are music performances, art events, live theatre, fashion shows, winemaker tastings, and more. Watch for opportunities to get behind the scenes of wine making or into the vineyards. In addition to the individual events, the association presents their Annual Tailgate Party, scheduled to be held this year on September 13 at Poplar Grove Winery. This year the event will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic Canadian film, My American Cousin, which was shot in Naramata by a Naramata filmmaker. The last two years’ Tailgate Parties sold out a month in advance with 500 attendees, so check out their website at www.naramatawineries.com to get your tickets today.
~ Dona Sturmanis