Naramata Tailgate Party To Screen “My American Cousin” On September 13th

The NBWA has created a unique culture presenting their wines and region with enthusiasm in fun, accessible ways

The GOODS from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association

Naramata, BC | The 24 member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association are circling their trucks on September 13 for the Okanagan’s wine party of the season, and the wine and food event for wine enthusiasts to plan an Okanagan Fall weekend around. The event will take place at Poplar Grove Winery from 6:30pm to 9pm.

Attendees will enjoy wines from 24 renowned wineries, local cuisine, live 50’s music and a celebration of the making of the Naramata film “My American Cousin,” which was shot in September 1984 by Writer/Director Sandy Wilson, who was born and raised in Naramata. Sandy and some of the original cast and crew will be at the party. We will revisit the summer of 1959 in Naramata, the setting for the film, so dare to wear a 1950’s outfit as there will be prizes for the best and most authentic ones!

Seven talented Chefs from Naramata Bench restaurants will be creating a fabulous menu of gourmet offerings featuring a wide selection of Ocean Wise seafood supplied through Codfathers Seafood Market and game meats supplied by North Okanagan Game Meats.

The 24 Naramata Bench Wineries Association members pouring are: Kettle Valley Winery, Therapy Vineyards, Serendipity Winery, Van Westen Vineyards, Elephant Island Orchard Wines, Lake Breeze Vineyards, Lang Vineyards, Terravista Vineyards, Moraine Estate Winery, Bench 1775 Winery, Black Widow Winery, Laughing Stock Vineyards, 3 Mile Estate Winery, Howling Bluff Estate Winery, Hillside Winery & Bistro, D’Angelo Estate Winery, Red Rooster Winery, La Frenz Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, Monster Vineyards, Perseus Winery, Misconduct Wine Co., Deep Roots Winery and Upper Bench Estate Winery.

The Naramata Bench Restaurants are: The Bench Market, The Vanilla Pod, The Kitchen, The Pecking Room, Hillside Bistro, Lake Breeze Patio, and the Naramata Heritage Inn.

Join us for a fabulous evening of wine, food, music, dancing and camaraderie as the sun sets over Okanagan Lake. Tickets are $95 and are now on sale. Buy tickets before July 31 and you will be entered into a draw to be reimbursed for up to two tickets. More info and tickets: or call 1-800-663-1900.



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Starting in the neighbouring town of Penticton, situated along a 15 km meandering country road with spectacular views of Okanagan Lake, is the Naramata Bench wine region, one of Canada’s premiere grape growing agricultural areas and a top destination for wine enthusiasts.

The group of wineries that have staked their claim to this prime land are known as much for their quality wines as they are for their laid back personal approach, warm welcome and refined tasting room service.

The 24 wineries in the Naramata Bench Wineries Association have created a unique culture, presenting their wines and region with enthusiasm in fun and accessible ways that make Bench wine country and events a must for exceptional wine experiences.

Events this group of wineries are known for are their Annual Spring Wine Release Events in Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary; and their Annual Tailgate Party in Naramata. As well, all of the wineries host several events at their individual wineries throughout the season.

The NBWA was the first group of wineries in BC to launch their association’s Best of the Bench Wine Club, delivering a selection of Naramata wines to people’s doors all year.

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