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This summer, Sandy Beach Lodge & Resort welcomed new managers Marcus Ellam and Stephannie Dunn who have relocated from Regina Beach, Saskatchewan, for the opportunity to run the legendary resort. The two are thrilled with their new lakeside location in the heart of historic Naramata and have enjoyed getting to know the area’s wineries and biking trails. Stephannie and Marcus are looking forward to their first winter in the beautiful Okanagan and are hoping you’ll join them. They’re eager to help you usher in new holiday traditions, winter romantic getaways, girls’ weekends and corporate retreats at Sandy Beach Lodge &…

Imagine entering a shop and being met with the calming scent of lavender before your gaze can even settle on its source: displays of various bath products, seductive lavender chocolate and exquisite linens. This lovely experience could be yours at Forest Green Man Lavender Products in downtown Naramata. Owners Karolina and Doug still lovingly tend to their own lavender plants — the very lavender used to create their products, whose ingredients are locally grown or sustainably sourced. In addition to lavender, Karolina is developing a line of products using rose water. While relaxing in a lavender or rose-scented bath, enjoy…

Red Rooster Winery hopes you’ll join their flock as a member of their brand-new wine club: the Rare Bird Club. It’s the perfect fit for wine aficionados. Members receive wine deliveries of six bottles of wine three times a year (in March, July, and November). These orders feature the limited-edition Rare Bird wines, an exclusive small-batch series only available at the estate’s wine store. These aren’t the only perks of membership. To tempt members to spend more time at the winery, they receive 15 percent off at The Pecking Room Bar & Grill, the winery’s acclaimed eatery, featuring the culinary…

Join Naramata Bench Wineries Association’s (NBWA) annual Tailgate Party on Saturday, September 8 at the Naramata Heritage Inn. This year’s theme is “Bootleg Bash,” celebrating the building of the Naramata Heritage Inn and the founding of Naramata in the early 1900s. How fitting to convene the 28-NBWA member wineries with Naramata restaurant chefs at the Naramata Heritage Inn for one of the Okanagan’s best harvest parties of the season. The Naramata Hotel, precursor to the inn, was built 110 years ago by John Moore Robinson, who also started the fruit industry in the region. Hats for men and women were…

Things are gearing up for a great season at Red Rooster Winery. At the restaurant, The Pecking Room Patio Grill, Chef Darin Paterson, owner of the renowned Penticton restaurant Bogners, has created a seasonal farm-to-table menu highlighting the very best of local flavours and produce. It’s both imaginative and inviting. There’s something for everybody with delicious vegan plates, seasonal vegetarian options, made-by-hand charcuterie boards and homemade pizzas – perfect for sharing. The winery is also offering new flight selections of wine. This tasting option offers guests the opportunity to learn about each wine’s distinctive properties. It features bigger pours and…

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…

Spring is in the air. The “Green Man” is the Celtic spirit of nature represented as a stylized face made up of leaves and branches. It is believed to be reborn in the spring. Because of this, we thought it only fitting to have Forest Green Man Lavender Products reborn in our new space at 126 Robinson Avenue in Naramata. Along with our popular handmade lavender bath and culinary products, we will be debuting some new treats, such as lavender chocolates and a soothing bubble bath. Karolina’s art work will also be available for purchase! Though we’ve sold the farm,…

No pretention. At Township 7 Vineyards & Winery, it’s all about the wine! On May 5 and 12, during the Spring Wine Festival, Township 7 offers a wine and food pairing from 2 to 3:30 pm. Their resident sommelier simplifies the relationship between wine and food and explores the ways in which wine highlights an array of food. Tickets are $37 and can be purchased online. This Mothers’ Day, the Naramata Bench winery celebrates the release of its 2017 Rosé with a special food and wine pairing seminar. On May 13, from 11 am until 5 pm, Township 7’s sommelier…

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Naramata’s Sandy Beach Lodge and Resort is the ideal place. Featuring six lodge guest rooms and 13 fully equipped cottages, the resort has a reputation for combining rustic charm with luxury. A fantastic venue for retreats and weddings — it’s the perfect place to create memories.  Set on beautiful Okanagan Lake, the waterfront resort boasts beach access and a range of shared amenities. Enjoy canoeing and tennis, or unwind in the hot tub after a cycle on the Kettle Valley Railway Trail. Fancy sampling some wine? The best wineries…

This is a dynamic time for wineries in the Okanagan, and Red Rooster Winery wants to invite wine lovers to take part in the journey. They’re striving to create more than just great wine, they’re working towards building a community to share it with. That’s why programs like their Adopt-a-Row are so important to Burke Ganton, Red Rooster’s VIP and Key Accounts representative. Not only does it give wine lovers the opportunity to learn hands-on what it takes to grow grapes, it builds relationships between staff, new clients and old — people who all share a passion. Plus, it gives…