GOODS | Laughing Stock Vineyards’ Tool Shed Expands To Include 2 New Amphorae

October 24, 2013 

Laughing Stock Vineyards is located at 1548 Naramata Road in Penticton, BC | 250-493-8466 |

Laughing Stock Vineyards is located at 1548 Naramata Road in Penticton, BC | 250-493-8466 |

GOODS from Laughing Stock Vineyards

Penticton, BC | In order to make great wine, you need great tools, this year’s winemaking tool chest has expanded to include 2 Amphora’s imported direct from Chianti, Italy. An ancient way to make and store wine from Greek and Roman days, Amphora’s are made of clay which helps the wine breathe during fermentation and storage. This will accelerate the maturity of the wine and we are also expecting some effect on the colour. So far this harvest, it is the fermentation home for a blend of Viognier, Rousanne & Marsanne. Part of a research project involved 4 different fermentation methods, it’s a way to explore these winemaking tools and the various flavours and textures of each.

Having completed 10 harvests since leaving the investment industry, Laughing Stock’s focus is no longer in growing the winery production, but rather increasing quality each year. This year’s vintage is looking stellar with the warm summer temps and extended Okanagan fall season. 10 tons to go! To see more pictures of Harvest 2013, visit our LFNG Facebook page. Read more

JoieFarm’s Humble Beginnings Revealed In The Financial Post

September 21, 2009 


The Financial Post has an illuminating bit of background on how the Naramata Bench’s award-winning JoieFarm came into being… Read more

OKANAGABLOG #419: Once Upon The Best “Feast Of Fields”, Ever


With our kids just about to go back to school, my wife and I are trying to squeeze as much awesomeness as we can out of the last week of the summer. We’ve just come back from a couple of days spent in Naramata and Summerland, enjoying the hospitality of our good friends Heidi and Michael at JoieFarm and experiencing the region’s first ever Feast of Fields. Read more

Laughing Stock ’07 “Blind Trust Red” Combo Kept Under Wraps


Laughing Stock Vineyards releases their '07 Blind Trust Red and '08 Chardonnay

News From Scout Supporter Laughing Stock Vineyards

The sunshine has arrived on the Naramata Bench and so have our latest releases including:

Blind Trust Red 2007 | Just like a financial trust where executors have full discretion over the assets, our winemaker has full discretion over the wine blend so you’ll just have to trust us. HOWEVER, if you are really curious about what’s in the bottle, the assets are kept under wrap and seal (just peel back the capsule to reveal the blend). So we challenge you to blind taste the Blind Trust…without peeking. Read more

Eight Minutes With Heidi Noble And Michael Dinn Of JoieFarm…


Seven years after leaving the restaurant trade behind them and going out on a limb to purchase 5 acres on the Naramata Bench, Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn have turned their labour of love, JoieFarm, into one of Canada’s most iconic wineries. Read more

The 2009 “Naramata Unfiltered” Sommelier Bootcamp Begins


Arrived on the Naramata Bench for the annual Sommelier Bootcamp Wine Retreat a few hours ago with a couple dozen BC wine pros, chefs, and restaurateurs. Lots of familiar faces. Read more

Laughing Stock Vineyards


1548 Naramata Road | Penticton, BC
Tel: 250-493-8466


The People Who Make It Happen

Owners | David Enns (Winemaker) & Cynthia Enns (Vineyard Manager)

About Laughing Stock Vineyards

Located on the picturesque Naramata Bench, Laughing Stock Vineyards is a serious enterprise with a lighthearted attitude. And with a name like Laughing Stock, we wake up everyday with the motivation of not living up to our name. Thus we aim to produce the highest quality small production wines from the burgeoning Okanagan Valley. What choice do we have? Founded by David & Cynthia Enns in 2003, Laughing Stock focuses on making a few wines well, including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Portfolio, our flagship Bordeaux blend.