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!
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: www.naramatabench.com or call 1-800-656-0713
I honestly think one of the most romantic and relaxing places in BC to celebrate Valentine’s Day is the Okanagan, hands down! How can you go wrong with a walk hand in hand through a vineyard with your partner, finishing with a bubble tasting at a local winery? Or staying at one of the most incredible spas in North America, Sparkling Hill Resort?
Valentine’s weekend is coming up and one of our favourite regions in the Okanagan, Lake Country in Kelowna, is hosting a fun event for you and your sweetheart to enjoy. On February 10 and 11 from 11am-4pm, participating wineries of the Scenic Sip in Lake Country will be hosting special tasting events including:
- complimentary Valentine’s Day pairing
- gourmet cheese
- decadent chocolates
- other wine paired delights
You will also have a chance to enter to win a wine and accessory basket valued at $250.00!
Participating wineries include:
- Ancient Hill
- Blind Tiger Vineyards
- The Chase Wines
- Ex Nihilo
- 50th Parallel
- Gray Monk
- Intrigue Wine
We will be up in the Okanagan at this time and are so excited to attend this event! Be sure to follow @uncorkbc for updates!