Best Naramata Bench Wine Tour
Welcome to the Best Naramata Bench Wine Tour! Located in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country, high above the south eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, the Naramata Bench offers wine lovers access to more than 40 wineries producing world class whites and reds and offering stunning mountain views!
While just a short 1 hour drive from the city of Kelowna and only 15 minutes from Penticton, this amazing wine country offers a more relaxed pace to tour, allowing guests the opportunity to take in the endless sunshine and the Okanagan lifestyle without worrying about the rat race that can sometimes be the Kelowna wine scene.
With so many options to chose from, it can be overwhelming to decide on a selection of wineries to spend the day exploring on the Naramata Bench. Here is our list of the Best Naramata Bench Wine Tour!
Starting strong, and with an incredible view of Okanagan Lake, Poplar Grove winey is a “must see” stop along the Naramata Bench. Rolling up to this winery, you’re greeted with a modern tasting room, floor to ceiling glass windows, friendly staff and down right tasty restaurant with large patio. Offering wine lovers a full compliment of white, red and sparkling wine offerings, Poplar Grove continues to set the bar higher for the Quintessential Best Naramata Bench Wine Tour experience! Make sure to include Poplar Grove Winery as your lunch stop as well and enjoy the mouth watering dishes Michael Ziff and the kitchen team at Poplar Grove come up with.
Located in the middle of the Naramata Bench, Hillside Winery offers unique, small-lot and terroir driven wines with a focus on guest experience. The modern farmhouse tasting room and incredible patio setup offer an intimate vibe and the one on one guest experience allow for experiential learning from their staff as you taste! The Hillside Bistro is also a fan favourite for many along the Best Naramata Bench Wine Tour offering tasty dishes in a relaxed setting.
Who’s ready for some Therapy! Wine Therapy that is, although this unique winery also offers luxurious “therapeutic” accommodations as well! Located towards the north end of the Naramata Bench, the posh tasting room and epic views are just the start. Head up to the roof top patio to enjoy a tasting flight of their wine portfolio while enjoying gourmet pizza or Charcuterie from their in house Food Truck, “Board and Hungry”!
Located in the heart of the Naramata Bench and with epic views of Okanagan Lake, Lake Breeze Vineyards operates a 14 acre vineyard with some of the oldest vines in the region. Offering both indoor and courtyard tastings, a visit to Lake Breeze is always a favourite stop. For the foodie, “The Patio Restaurant” offers wine lovers a new lunch option with creative dishes and ingredients sources from their very own “Farmstead”. If you’re looking for charm and character, Lake Breeze should check all the boxes!
While not located directly on the Naramata Bench, a trip to this wine region would not be complete without a visit to this decadent winery. Featuring rolling vineyards and located only 20 minutes from Naramata above the shores of Skaha Lake, Painted Rock offers a great way to end the Best Naramata Bench Wine Tour! Set on a 56 acre bench and offering a tasty compliment of white and red wines as well as some of the best Rosé in the region. You’ll fall in love with this spectacular setting as you marvel at the modern, luxurious tasting room and knowledgeable staff.
There you have it, our list of the Best Naramata Bench Wine Tour! Of course, this incredible wine country offers dozens of options for the wine lover, so there’s no bad choice. Get out and start exploring! Make sure to make all winery reservations online as most wineries in the region have now gone to private appointments only! Now let’s taste some Naramata Wine!