It may be unassuming, but the commitment to producing fine wine is clear from the moment I enter Township 7 Vineyards and Winery in Naramata. I am steps from the vineyard and immediately feel part of a working farm where grapes are the number one concern.

Inside, I’m greeted by Assistant General Manager Trevor Allen, who introduces me to a variety of elegant white wines, including the 2017 7 Blanc, an off-dry, aromatic white blend, and he gives me a sneak preview of the anticipated 2017 rosé. The highlight is the 2015 Reserve 7, a blend of three red Bordeaux varieties. Only 498 cases of this opulent wine were produced, so don’t miss out.

Township 7 produces several limited, small lot wines. These superior quality wines are available exclusively to clubSeven wineclub members.

As Trevor explains, “Both the white and red wines express the terroir of the fruit. Where the fruit comes from — that’s what we attempt to focus on expressing in the bottle.” Subscribers receive their wine three times a year and have an option to top up their pre-selected eight-bottle shipment with four additional bottles of their favourite picks.

Events

Sunday, July 22 is Art in the Vines at Township 7. This craft-style market features pottery, jewellery, photography and more. It’s all produced by local artisans. Come and celebrate the creative spirit in the natural beauty of the vineyard. Proceeds go to charity.

For three nights in August, Township 7 presents Bard in the Vineyard. This year, a local theatre troupe performs The Merry Wives of Windsor, a Shakespearean comedy. This is a casual alfresco affair and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic. Imagine immersing yourself in Shakespeare’s poetry with a vineyard backdrop as the sun sets on the horizon.

For more information go to township7.com. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this friendly and unique winery.

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