Bootleg Bash Celebrating Naramata’s Early Roots

NBWA Tailgate Party

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 ( 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!

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.

It is sure to be 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: or call 1-800-656-0713


Pairings- with a dash of Science

Sip and savour to support Science World’s Super Science Club!

 Golden Mile Bench

Vancouver, on Wednesday, June 13 under Science World’s iconic geodesic dome, you can have a chance to explore the fascinating science behind food and wine. Science World presents, in partnership with La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and select wineries from BC’s Golden Mile Bench, Pairings—a gourmet evening with a dash of science.

Pairings_instagram_1080x1080_20180412_v1Enjoy mouth-watering gourmet bites prepared by some of BC’s most renowned chefs and restaurants from the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver, paired with a selection of fine wines from Oliver’s Golden Mile Bench. The event includes an exclusive viewing of Science World’s newest feature exhibition The Science Behind Pixar, a battle for the Best Dish, food and wine pairing demos, a silent auction, a charitable tax receipt for $50 and fun, hands-on Science World activities.

BC wineries include:

  • Culmina
  • Fairview Cellars
  • Gehringer Brothers
  • Inniskillin
  • Road 13
  • Rust *new winery
  • Tinhorn Creek
  • Stoneboard

Proceeds raised will benefit Science World’s Super Science Club, an after-school program that provides science and technology activities to inner-city students In grades 1-7.

This is a 19+ event.

Tickets are only $99 and available here!