Friday, April 13 was one of the luckiest days of the year so far for #BCWine Lovers

On Friday, April 13 the Naramata Bench Wineries Association member wineries were on hand for an afternoon media/trade tasting  followed by Wines for Waves in the evening. All in all it was an incredible wine tasting experience.

My day started with a blind tasting of four Naramata wines presented by  Naramata Bench winemakers – Val Tait from Bench 1775, Gavin Miller from Upper Bench, Stefan Arnason from Poplar Grove and Elephant Island’s Del Hallada. Matching the wines to the winemakers was a challenge but it was interesting because each winemaker gave an explanation of their process, terroir and a description. Whether you guessed right or wrong it was a challenging exercise but very informative.

The Spring Release of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association can best be demonstrated by a pictorial so here goes:


Every Naramata Bench wine is a winner. Whether you’re a Chardonnay or a Riesling fan; a Pinot Noir or Rosé drinker there was something for everyone at this tasting.

Here is a complete list of the member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association. I encourage you to go visit, you will not be disappointed. Every winery is welcoming and pleased to have you visit. If possible make an appointment for your visit and remember there is a tasting fee, often waved with the purchase of their wine.

Perseus Winery
Ph: 250-490-8829 – More info
Black Widow Winery
Ph: 250-487-2347 – More info
Poplar Grove Winery
Ph: 250-493-9463 – More info
Bella Wines
Ph: 778-996-1829 – More info
Terravista Vineyards
Ph: 778-476-6011 – More info
Lake Breeze Vineyards
Ph: 250-496-5659 – More info
La Frenz Winery
Ph: 250- 492–6690 – More info
Elephant Island Winery
Ph: 250-496-5522 – More info
Red Rooster Winery
Ph: 250- 492-2424 – More info
Tightrope Winery
Ph: 778-476-7673 – More info
D’Angelo Estate Winery
Ph: 250- 493-1364 – More info
Van Westen Vineyards
Ph: 250-496-0067 – More info
Hillside Winery & Bistro
Ph: 250- 493-6274 – More info
Therapy Vineyards
Ph: 250-496-5217 – More info
Roche Wines
Ph: 236-422-2722 – More info
Serendipity Winery
Ph: 250-496-5299 – More info
Moraine Estate Winery
Ph: 778-476-7688  More info
Kettle Valley Winery
Ph: 250-496-5898 – More info
Lang Vineyards
Ph: 778-514‑5598 – More info
Upper Bench Estate Winery
Ph: 250-770-1733 – More info
Monster Vineyards
Ph: 250-496-5962 – More info
Laughing Stock Vineyards
Ph: 250-493-8466 – More info
Bench 1775 at Paradise Beach Vineyards
Ph: 250-490-4965 – More info
Deep Roots Winery
Ph: 250-460-2390 – More info
Nichol Vineyard
Ph: 250-496-5962 – More info
Daydreamer Wines
Ph: 778-514-0026 – More info
Three Sisters Winery
Ph: 604-363-3402 – More info
Misconduct Wine Company
Ph: 1-800-851-0903 – More info


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