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BC wine consumers will soon be able to purchase bottles with Naramata Bench and Skaha Bench on the label, as the BC government has announced the creation of two new wine appellations in the province. Read more

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Harvest

Photo by Lionel Trudel

Wine grape growers had to stay on top of their vine management in order to have a solid season according to the experience of Val Tait, general manager and winemaker with Bench 1775 on the Naramata Bench. She knows full well there are no two identica Read more

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Flexcube

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Did romance ever save anyone money? Probably not. And when it comes to the romance of winemaking, Luke Smith would resoundingly say, definitely not. Smith feels the industry can still have the taste of tradition while giving up some of the cost and w Read more

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Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. (AWC) has acquired Laughing Stock Vineyards (LFNG), a family-owned, premium boutique winery, founded in 2003 by David and Cynthia Enns. LFNG is located on the Naramata Bench and their flagship wine, Portfolio, is considered Read more

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La Frenz Winery on the Naramata Bench is home to a Liqueur Muscat, a fortified wine made in a luscious, sweet, richly flavoured style of the fortified Muscats of the Rutherglen region of northeast Victoria in Australia. Read more

Innovations

From five star restaurants to rustic picnic areas, Okanagan wineries are rightly renowned for adding value to the wine tasting experience. And in May the JoieFarm Winery on Naramata Bench upped their game even farther with the opening of Picnique. Read more

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Serendipity Winery Door

Photo by Gary Symons

Fans of Serendipity’s excellent wines will get a welcome surprise when they visit the Debeck Road winery this year. Read more

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Lunessence – working with the moon and the essence of nature, is the philosophy of the owner and manager of a new winery in Summerland opened in 2015. Read more

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KVW2

Photos by Tina Baird

You never know how far you can go when you decide to make wine in your apartment. Such was exactly the case when brothers-in-law Bob Ferguson and Tim Watts, who wanted to grow grapes as a hobby, decided in 1986 to buy a small piece of land. Read more

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Naramata Hayseeds

Kirsten Wakal

This year’s annual Naramata Tailgate Party was held at the Red Rooster Winery. Two dozen Naramata wineries and six restaurants got together on September 12 to create a night to remember. Read more

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Ambrosia Slushie

R Buchanan

Tucked into an orchard along the Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) trail, The Trail Store Fruit & More is the perfect place to take a break from your activities. Owned and operated by local orchardist Rod Hollett and his wife Darlene. Read more

Innovations

Twenty - four member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association are circling their trucks on September 12 for the Okanagan's wine party of the season. Read more

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The idea for the book resulted from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association visits each year to Victoria to host our Spring Wine Release Events. Read more

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Tailgate

Kirstin Wakal

The Annual Naramata Bench Tailgate party was a sold event again this year! The theme this year was Fish n’ Sips – A Naramata Picnic at the Beach. Read more

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Don Triggs

Michael Botner

2012: STEADY GROWTH, TRENDS AND HIGHLIGHTS Read more

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Tail Gate Party 2014

Kirsten Wakal

It was sold out well in advance and the reasons were quite evident if you managed to get there – it was fantastic! The September 13 Naramata Tailgate Party was blessed with perfect weather and a gorgeous sunset. Read more

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