Naramata Bench Wineries Association
Bootleg Bash Celebrating Naramata’s Early Roots
Its time to Tailgate and the twenty – eight member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association are prepping for our annual “let our hair down, pop some corks and celebrate harvest event” on September 8. This is a wine and food event for wine enthusiasts to plan an Okanagan Fall weekend around. The event will be hosted this year at the Naramata Heritage Inn (www.naramatainn.com) from 6:30 to 9 PM.
“Bootleg Bash” is the theme this year, celebrating the building of the Naramata Heritage Inn and the founding of Naramata in the early 1900s. How fitting for the wineries to circle their trucks with Naramata restaurant Chefs at the Naramata Heritage Inn for one of the Okanagan’s harvest parties of the season. Hats for men and women were all the rage those days, so don your best heritage headwear to be eligible for prizes!
We would like to welcome our new presenting sponsor this year, POWERMAX ELECTRIC AND SOLAR, whose motto is “Go Clean, Go Green, Go Smart”.
And we are pleased to welcome back Westland Insurance and Economical Insurance.
The Naramata Bench Wineries owners and winemakers that will be pouring are from:
Roche Wines, Laughing Stock Vineyards, La Frenz Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, Kettle Valley Winery, Bella Wines, Daydreamer Wines, Nichol Vineyard, Therapy Vineyards, Serendipity Winery, Van Westen Vineyards, Elephant Island Winery, Lake Breeze Vineyards, Lang Vineyards, Terravista Vineyards, Moraine Estate Winery, Bench 1775 Winery, Black Widow Winery, Hillside Winery & Bistro, Red Rooster Winery, Monster Vineyards, Perseus Winery, Tightrope Winery, Da Silva Wines, D’Angelo Estate Winery, Deep Roots Winery, Three Sisters Winery, and Upper Bench Estate Winery.
Join us for a fabulous evening of wine, food, music, dancing, celebrating and camaraderie as the sun sets over Okanagan Lake.
Tickets are $125. This event sells out in advance each year, so do not wait to buy tickets. This event is restricted to ages 19+.
More info and tickets: www.naramatabench.com or call 1-800-656-0713
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Historic Note: The precursor to the Inn, Naramata Hotel was opened by John Moore Robinson 110 years ago. That same year, Robinson, who started the fruit industry in the region and was a boat builder, hosted the first regatta “drawing people from around the lake”.
Image courtesy of Roslyne Buchanan