The vineyards of Penticton and the Naramata Bench boast ideal conditions for full-flavoured white varietals, including Pinot Gris and Viognier, as well as earlier ripening, elegant reds. Nowhere else in the Okanagan Valley do you find so many wineries packed into a simple touring route, with breathtaking views and delicious dining options featuring local produce. You can pair your wine country visit with a selection of adventure sports, from kayaking to mountain biking and rock climbing. Or take it easy by the beach at one of the many lakeside resorts.
Average 1,319 growing degree days.
Glacial lake sediments, including silt, sand and gravel. Long frost-free autumn due to lake proximity and sloping aspect.
Members of the BCWI are proud of their wines and are committed to ensuring their wines are promoted and enjoyed responsibly by those adults who choose to consume them for the continued enjoyment and prosperity of the BC wine industry.