Bloom 2019 – presenting BC Wine Spring Releases

Even if you limit it to a quick friendly, ‘Hello,’ and listen to the odd recommendation from a colleague, it is virtually impossible to hit all the tables you intend to, no matter how short your short list is.  So, my sincere apologies to all the wonderful producers I didn’t get to.

Wines for Waves featuring Naramata Bench Wineries Association

We raised a toast to ocean conservation at Ocean Wise and Naramata Bench Wineries Association’s annual Wine for Waves on Friday, April 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Guests had a chance to get the first sips of Spring Wine Releases from Naramata Bench Wineries Association and taste delicious, sustainable seafood from Ocean Wise … Read more Wines for Waves featuring Naramata Bench Wineries Association

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

Wasn’t that a party? Naramata Tailgate Party a smashing success!

  With thanks to the Naramata Bench Winery Association for inviting me (+ one) to join them for the annual Naramata Tailgate Party held at Red Rooster Winery in Penticton celebrating the harvest. Tailgate Party tickets included shuttles from Penticton and Naramata. The theme for the Naramata Tailgate party was “back to our roots” and guests … Read more Wasn’t that a party? Naramata Tailgate Party a smashing success!

Naramata Bench Wineries Association TAILGATE PARTY September 9

  Back To Our Roots Celebration for Canada’s 150th   Twenty – eight member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association are prepping for  their annual “let our hair down, pop some corks and celebrate harvest event” on September 9. This is a wine and food event for wine enthusiasts to plan an Okanagan Fall … Read more Naramata Bench Wineries Association TAILGATE PARTY September 9

Rearview Mirror glimpse at 13th Naramata Tailgate Party

  Number 13 proved lucky for the Naramata Tailgate Party as tickets sold out in record time and autumn weather cooperated to facilitate another spectacular edition. While the wind whipped up at the beginning, it settled into a gorgeous evening for the not-to-be-missed al fresco event. That’s more than a hint to check http://naramatabench.com/ regularly … Read more Rearview Mirror glimpse at 13th Naramata Tailgate Party

Naramata Tailgate Party 2015 is “Going to the Country”

Inspired by Bruce Cockburn’s song “Going to the Country”, capture some down-to-earth joy at this year’s Naramata Tailgate Party, 6:30 to 9 pm, Saturday, September 12, at Red Rooster Winery. I don’t know about you, however, every time I hear the lyrics I want to head outdoors and seize the moment! “I can smell the grass … Read more Naramata Tailgate Party 2015 is “Going to the Country”

New This Summer: Tours & Seminars!

Are you heading to wine country? Or still deciding where to go this summer? Our series of delicious (and educational)new seminars will give you something to crow about on your next visit to the Naramata Bench! Here’s a sneak peek at what we have for you at the winery (reservations are recommended as limited spots are available): The … Read more New This Summer: Tours & Seminars!

Fun new seminars in the Coop this summer!

  Want to know what the hens are talking about? We’ve hatched a series of new seminars, hosted in the Coop, to give you a fun and educational wine experience. For the month of June, our seminars are complimentary… so grab your calendar and plan your next trip to wine country! Reservations are recommended as limited spots are … Read more Fun new seminars in the Coop this summer!

Wine Reviews courtesy of Sam Hauck

Here are some suggestions for your weekend trip to the local wine store: 2011 Tinto (Malbec, Syrah, Bonardo) La Posta Cocina Mendoza, Argentina $17.99 Silver medal Tasted 2014 01   This is a blend of 60% Malbec, 20% Syrah and 20% Bonarda. Garnet red in colour with deep intensity. The nose shows aromas of plum, … Read more Wine Reviews courtesy of Sam Hauck