The Naramata Bench is one of the most distinctive wine regions in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. It’s only minutes (yes, even by foot) from Penticton at the south end of Okanagan Lake, and home to some of the best wineries in the country. The Naramata region stretches about 11 kilometers from Penticton to the north end of the bench, and is easily toured by bike or by car — though you might want a plan ahead with a designated driver.
Tom Firth’s List of 12 Great Naramata Bench Wines
Full aromas of raspberry, blueberry & cocoa greet the nose
This wine’s weight and intensity emulates premium Bordeaux from Graves
The palate delivers a long, fine, silky texture and an elegance worthy of its heritage
A sleek and sophisticated blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Versatile in its ability to pair with almost anything, this is the wine we recommend for entertaining or gift giving.
Fermented dry, a completely refreshing wine built for hot summer days.
A refreshing fruit-forward style, showing plenty of apple, pineapple and yellow plum.
Elegant on the nose with aromas of dark plum, violets and a touch of clove spice.
Textbook Viognier aromas of apricot, mango, jasmine and peach.
Alightly off-dry finish, balanced with the acid backbone, creating an all around pleasant sipping wine.
A portion of this wine has been barrel fermented giving it more body and texture.
Soft and round with citrus and apple. Pair with white fish or poached trout.
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