Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit the Naramata Bench wineries—tasting rooms are open and welcome visitors for relaxed wine tasting experiences. And as the reds are released, you will be the first to taste some of the new vintages.

There are fun winery events happening through to the end of October. In addition to the very popular Annual Tailgate Party on September 13, there are events taking place at individual wineries. For example, visitors can enjoy live music, “An Afternoon Social” at Terravista Winery, or “Graze Among The Grapes” at Hillside Winery & Bistro. There are opportunities to participate in wine tasting, food pairing and winemaking history workshops at Red Rooster Winery.  Check naramatabench.com often for event updates.

And if you can’t make it to visit Naramata wineries, join its Best of the Bench Wine Club and enjoy Naramata wines for your year-round drinking pleasure. The club takes it name from the ever-popular Naramata wine collections that wine lovers have snapped up over the years. Twice a year, receive at your door a hand-selected mixed case of Naramata wines. Many are limited production vintages that are not widely available, as well as trusted favourites and delightful new discoveries. Provided at winery prices, the cases are assembled in Naramata and delivered from the Naramata General Store.

This is a great way to explore the Naramata Bench, try new wines from a trusted source, and receive a supply of quality wines throughout the year.

~ Dona Sturmanis