May 9th, 2015 – Naramata Special … Part 1

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It’s the 7th annual Naramata Bench Wine Tour through Victoria and Vancouver.
Part One features Elephant island. Upper Bench. Bench 1775. Lake Breeze. Tightrope. Hillside. TerraVista. Kettle Valley. Misconduct. Deep Roots.
Red Rooster. Therapy. Van Westen. La Frenz. Serendipity.   


Having spent the better part of five years living on the Naramata bench and getting to know most of my neighbours… when they bring their travelling wine road show to Victoria and Vancouver..I just have to be there.

The Bench

The Bench

It’s a two parter, so next week we’ll finish the story with Howling Bluff. Poplar Grove. Monster and Black Widow.
Naramata Bench is just an exceptional destination..not only for the wine grower but also for  the wine fan.
naramata rush hour

naramata rush hour

Running above Lake Okanagan… East and North of Penticton, BC… it has the perfect soil and climate.
Big heat in the day… cool lake breezes at night.
It has also attracted some of the most interesting winemakers/growers  in the business. They all have a  story to tell.
Here’s the line-up and websites    –

In Victoria:

Del Halliday – Elephant Island
Gavin Miller – Upper Bench
Val Tait – Bench 1775
Garron Elmes – Lake Breeze and Spice Jar
Lindsay O’Rourke – Tightrope
Kathy Malone – Hillside
Senka Tennant – Terra Vista
Tim Watt  – Kettle Valley
Richard Da Silva – Misconduct
Will Hardman –  Deep Roots
Karen Gillis – Red Rooster
Steve Latchford – Therapy
In Vancouver:
Rob Van Westen – Van Westen
Jeff Martin – La Frenz
Judy Kingston – Serendipity




The Naramata Bench Part Two
Tara O’Brady – Seven Spoons
New Zealand