With 15 beautiful wines to choose from, visitors are spoiled for choice at Moraine Estate Winery. “We have wines for those that like a bit of sweetness with our icewine and late harvest wines,” says proprietor Oleg Aristarkhov. “There are lots of choices too for those who want something drier such as our award-winning Viognier and Chardonnay. Try our 2015 Pinot Noir or 2016 Riesling if you want a real treat as both won gold medals at the All Canadian Wine Championship. If you are a fan of reds, our 2014 Meritage recently won a gold medal at the Okanagan Life Magazine Best of BC awards. Our house wines, Cliffhanger White 2016 and Cliffhanger Red 2015 are also strong sellers because of their quality and great value.”
The winery is known for its elegant, balanced and distinctly varietal vineyard focused wines that please the palate. The secret is also out that these amazing wines are among the most reasonably priced on the Naramata Bench.
Moraine is named for the splendid glacial terrain and white clay bluffs that create the iconic image of the Naramata Bench. Relax on the patio and enjoy outstanding wines and sweeping lake views while snacking on a great selection of locally sourced meat and cheeses.
No wine snobbery or pretensions are found at this family-owned and operated winery. Staff is friendly, the atmosphere is casual and the winemaker Jacq Kemp is often in the wine shop and loves to interact with guests. Many of Moraine’s wines, such as their Viognier, Gewürztraminer, Malbec and their library wines are available only at the wine shop.
Winemaker Jacq will take you on an interactive tour of the vineyard followed by Moraine’s fall release wine tasting September 30 during the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival.