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Naramata Wineries

The Naramata Bench

The Naramata Bench experience is unlike any other wine region in the Okanagan. The challenge isn’t getting to the Bench, it’s how many of the wineries will you be able to visit before its time to head home! There are twenty-eight wineries hidden along a quiet winding fourteen kilometers starting inside the city limits of Penticton and finishing in the heart of Naramata Township.


Naramata Bench Wineries have always had an appetite to present their wines and region in fun and accessible ways, making Naramata Bench a must for exceptional wine holidays and wine experiences.

Hillside

Located in the heart of Naramata Bench, Hillside provides a well rounded exceptional experience. Hillside’s Winemaker Kathy Malone produces top quality Okanagan Valley award-winning wines destined for many markets. Unique, small-lot, and terroir-driven are terms best used to describe Hillside wines.

In addition to their wine tasting room, feel free to kick back and relax in their on-site Bistro where you’ll enjoy exceptional wine country cuisine. Pair with your favourite glass of Hillside wine, and take in the breathtaking views of the vineyard and Lake Okanagan.

 

Deep Roots

Deep Roots Winery is situated on the iconic clay bluffs directly above the lake in Naramata. The winery farms over 25 acres of prime vineyard on the Bench, enabling quality control from vine to bottle. Their unique terroir captures the autumn reflective heat of beautiful Okanagan Lake, necessary for the production of the highest quality wines. Visit for a tasting and experience a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while taking in unprecedented panoramic views of the Okanagan Valley.

Red Rooster

Red Rooster is located among the rolling hills of Naramata Bench Road, perched high above Okanagan Lake.  Red Rooster Winery offers a wine experience that’s a short detour from the expected. For starters, you’ll notice art throughout the winery. And it’s not the kind you’d typically expect to see. The best example of this is Frank the Baggage Handler. A local celebrity, this large statue of a naked guy graces the lawn.

Salvaged wood from the original Naramata Train Dock was used to build the large arched doorways that form the entrances to the tasting room. You’ll then be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who are excited to take you through the Red Rooster award-winning portfolio.

Therapy

Therapy wants you to have the most therapeutic experience possible. Surrounded by panoramic views of our vineyards, Okanagan Lake, and Giant's Head Mountain, this is the perfect Therapy. In addition to their beautiful tasting room, Therapy also offers a world-class Guesthouse available for bookings of up to 22 people. An elegant and therapeutic getaway – ideal for your next vacation.

Therapy presents a list of wines that will please all palates: from fun and fruity blends, to single vineyard, single varietal classics, and a fortified wine that will wow your tastebuds!

Township 7

Township 7 all started back in 2001 in the 7th Township of Langley, in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Although this is where everything started, they like to boast that all the magic happens up in their sister winery, nestled up top on the Naramata Bench.

Township 7 is a working winery and there will be no mistaking that fact when you come and visit. Whether they are picking, crushing, pressing, bottling or just plain labeling there is always that unmistakable smell of earthy winey goodness in the air. Take a look around back and you are very likely to find winemaker Mary McDermott hard at work!

Township7 offers a large selection from semi-sweet whites to big bold reds. You’ll find something for every taste bud in the book!

Van Westen

Van Westen Vineyards has evolved from over 50 years of family tradition, cultivating the soils of The Naramata Bench and producing some of the best wines in British Columbia.

With our expertise and emphasis on sustainable, cool climate viticultural practices, Van Westen continues to grow quality vinifera grapes and make premium wines for you to enjoy. All of their grapes are estate grown. This means that from when the vines go into the ground until the bottle is on your table, these hard-working winemakers have a hand in every aspect.

Elephant Island

Elephant Island began as a family haven, a place of summer picnics, orchard adventures and magical holidays on the Naramata Bench. Today the elephant has grown into a 6,000 case winery driven to craft wines of character. Wines that sing with the unconventional voice of vanguard fruit. Wines that are balanced by a reverence for traditional winemaking practices. Today, Elephant Island remains a magical place to sit under the trees and awake your taste buds with their fun, fruit-filled, spirited wines.

Miranda and Del Halladay founded the winery at Elephant Island in 1999 in partnership with Miranda’s Grandmother, Catherine Chard Wisnicki who’s unconventional wisdom is at the heart of all things Elephant Island. When you visit the “Barn” for your tasting, be sure to ask how exactly they got their unique name!

 

Misconduct

Focused on producing premium micro-lot wines that are terroir driven using old world winemaking. Our motto, “…know where your wine grows”. Misconduct offer two main series of wines: The Suspect Series and the Bootleg Series. Both hand-crafted in their cellar from small lot or single vineyard. These small lot wines reflect the unique attributes of the finest terroirs in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valley.

Also, while you’re visiting the tasting room, make sure to check out The Kitchen, located on-site at the winery. Inspired by the winemaker’s Portuguese roots, Chef Abuls’ ever-changing menu offers a range of extraordinary, unique, and delicious Portuguese dishes with a Mexican flair.