Naramata Winemakers: ReWined 2019

(17 Naramata Bench Winemakers pour on Vancouver Island)

 

THE STORY

 

Tasting Room Radio began in a studio/barn on The Naramata Bench.

For those who’ve never been to The Bench, it’s just above Penticton on the
East side of the Okanagan Valley.

Naramata Road winds down the bench with wineries on both sides..appearing
then fading in the rear-view mirror.

It’s spectacular and so are the wines.

The locals are great neighbours.

The Bench was voted 2018 BC’s Best Wine Trail.

 

In total? A one-of-a-kind place.

This is our coverage of ReWined 2019 which took place at the classic
Chrystal Gardens in Victoria

Its Year 2 raising funds for Make-a-Wish and the 11th year NBWA have poured
Spring releases in Victoria.

There are 30 wineries in the Naramata Bench Winery Assn. (with more coming)

They all get together September 14th for the annual Tailgate Party. This
year at the gorgeous Heritage Inn.

 

(Be warned, it sells out every year – tickets at www.naramatabench.com)

We welcome these friends on today show :

Val Tait – Bench 1775 Winemaker and GM

VAL-TAIT-

Senka Tennant – TerraVista Vineyards -Winemaker/Co-Owner

Kathy Malone – Hillside Winery – Winemaker

Kon Oh – MoCoJo Winery Winemaker/Owner

Gustav Allander – Foxtrot Winemaker

Gustav Allender

Lyndsay O’Rourke Tightrope Winemaker/Co-Owner

Garron Elmes – Lake Breeze Winemaker/President

Jeff Martin – La Frenz Production/Vineyard Manager/Co-Owner

Nikki Callaway – Laughing Stock Winemaker

Jeff Martin

Nikki Callaway

Riley Hollenback – Red Rooster Winemaker

Dell Halladay – Elephant Island Winery – Winemaker/Co-Owner

Dell and Bob

Bob Ferguson – Kettle Valley Winery Winemaker/Co-Owner

Matt Mikulic – Three Sisters Winery Winemaker

Katie O’Kell – Serendipity Winery Winemaker/Co-Owner

Dick Lancaster – Black Widow Winery Winemaker/Co-Owner

Will and Dick

Gavin Miller – Upper Bench Winery Winemaker/Co-Owner

Will Hardman – Deep Roots Winemaker

Plus Simone Conner Make-a-Wish Director, Vancouver Island

https://makeawishbc.ca/vancouver-island

http://naramatabench.com <http://naramatabench.com/>

Thank you Tina and Hugh Baird for your support and friendship

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

Jim Cuddy – Cuddy by Tawse Wines

A special feature on “field blends”

Fire Season in The Okanagan

BC Shellfish Festival / Courtenay-Comox

Cowichan Valley Wine Festival

Assorted Chefs, Willie Mitchell & Brendan Morrison  speak out on their/our  role in saving fishery

Chris Tolley Moon Cursor

Fort Berens

Andrea Sartori and 121 years of Italian Winemaking

Jason Priestley – 90210 and his California wine.

Terry Meyer – Mayhem Wines.  The new releases..