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Naramata Bench Wineries Association: A Story in Every Bottle

Posted on November 3, 2015

Guests attending the 50 Years. 50 Chefs Gala will be treated to a selection of wines from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association, complementing the menu items showcased at the Gala.

The Naramata Bench, one of Canada’s premiere wine regions and a top destination for wine enthusiasts, is situated along a 15-kilometre country road that starts in Penticton and winds along the east side of Okanagan Lake. The renowned Naramata Bench Wineries are known for their quality wines, warm welcome, and for exceptional wine events and experiences.

Naramata Bench Wineries region

Eighteen wineries will represent the Association at the 50 Years. 50 Chefs Gala, providing attendees with the opportunity to sip and sample some of their signature wines that have brought acclaim to their distinctive wine region.

Participating wineries are: Bench 1775 Winery, Black Widow Winery, Elephant Island Orchard Wines, Hillside Winery & Bistro, Howling Bluff Estate Winery, La Frenz Winery, Lake Breeze Vineyards, Lang Vineyards, Moraine Estate Winery, Perseus Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, Quidni Estate Winery, Red Rooster Winery, Terravista Vineyards, Therapy Vineyards,Tightrope Winery, Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery and Van Westen Vineyards.

Gala guests will have the opportunity to taste first-hand how warm days, cool nights, soils and Okanagan Lake have combined to create ideal growing conditions for many wine varietals – reds, whites, rosés, sparkling, ports, dessert, fruit and ice wines.

What a perfect way to toast Vancouver Community College's 50th Anniversary and to celebrate our talented alumni, students and faculty.

"Our wineries are honoured to be a part of this very important culinary event and celebration," comments Tina Baird, marketing director, Naramata Bench Wineries Association.

For additional information on the region and its member wineries, check out our media sponsor, The Georgia Straight's spotlight that looks at the rise in popularity of Naramata Bench Wineries among wine enthusiasts and, visit