JoieFarm Winery was founded in 2004 and is located on the beautiful Naramata Bench in the central Okanagan Valley. Beginning from a tiny farm cooking school and guesthouse in the summer of 2003, to releasing our first small 800 case production in 2004, the winery grew to its now 15,000 case production by 2014. Joie (zh-wah) – means “joy” in French, expressing the pleasure and richness that good food and wine bring to life. JoieFarm is interested exclusively in the grape varieties of Alsace and Burgundy which excel in the cool-climate, desert landscape of the Okanagan Valley. Our naturally balanced wines have defined themselves by their freshness and intensity of fruit. We have been a leader in an emerging food and wine culture on the West Coast of Canada and it is our goal to promote and further define the harmony between food and wine in the Okanagan, as well as making sure the wines of the Okanagan Valley help bring to maturity West Coast cuisine, each defining the other, as they evolve. JoieFarm actively promotes the potential of aromatic white wines, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as being the signature of our cool-climate winemaking region. We invite you to taste through our portfolio of award-winning wines in our new Tasting Room and savour wood-fired farm-to-table snacks in our licensed Picnic Area beneath the shaded orchard of Heritage Pear trees.
Co-owners, Tim Watts and Bob Ferguson, first purchased land in Naramata in 1986 and commenced planting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes in the Spring of 1987. Our first commercial harvest came from those grapes in 1992. Now entering our 24th vintage we have maintained a “hands on” approach to all the aspects of our family farm winery operations. While several of our vineyards are scattered about Naramata, we also farm a 14 acre block in Cawston, planted to Zinfandel, Syrah and Viognier under the name Great Northern Vineyards. We invite you to come by our tasting room and enjoy the wines made on the Naramata Bench for yourself.
Named Top Winery of Distinction at the annual 2014 Northwest Wine Summit and named Best Small Winery of the Year at the Riverside International Wine Competition 2013/2014. We look forward to welcoming you to our unique wine shop overlooking Lake Okanagan. We are located on the stunning Naramata Bench in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley. This spectacular view was featured on the $100 banknote from 1954 to 1975. Reserve Tasting Flights available by appointment from May to October.
One of the hidden gems on the Naramata Bench, Lake Breeze Vineyards has been producing award winning wines since 1995 with a focus on minimum intervention and maximum natural expression of the grape, vintage and origin. Visit us for a tasting or lunch on our Patio Restaurant with exceptional local inspired cuisine and stunning views.
Lang Vineyards is a premier, boutique winery located on the famed Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley. A distinguished pedigree of a quarter century of producing top wines in almost every category from perfect varietals to expertly balanced blends, has earned the winery a leading reputation in the industry. Lang Vineyards is also BC's first Farm Gate winery, opened back in 1990. The Lang Vineyards team is dedicated to showcasing finely crafted wines across a broad range of palates from dry to sweet and light to full bodied, encompassing white, red, rosé and dessert wines. Browse our site, find information on estate grapes, award-winning wines and delicious recipes, and place your order at your convenience online. We will ship right to your door so that you can enjoy our wines wherever you may be. Or, like thousands of visitors every year, simply visit us here in the Okanagan, and try the wines for yourself. You will be inspired by the flavours, the blends and the richness of our wines and it will keep you coming back.
Located on the desirable Naramata Bench, Laughing Stock Vineyards is a serious enterprise with a most unfortunate moniker. We wake up everyday with the constant motivation of not living up to our name.We strive to produce some of the highest quality wines in the Okanagan Valley. It's what we do.
Marichel Vineyard is a small winery producing limited quantities of fine wine. All our wines are made from grapes grown exclusively on the Naramata Bench. The Naramata Bench in BC’s Okanagan Valley is a unique grape-growing area, unlike any other on wine region on earth. Rich, ripe, full-bodied red and white wines grown at 50 degrees latitude? It happens nowhere else on the planet. The Okanagan Valley contains Canada’s only desert, with hot summers and long, long daylight hours. And, as if Nature intended to make a good thing even better, Okanagan Lake provides a vast thermal sink to moderate the excessively hot and cold temperatures common to arid regions. It’s a “Goldilocks” appellation: not too hot, and not too cold. From both a geographic and winemaking perspective, the heart of the Okanagan Valley is the Naramata Bench. Ideally situated to capture the maximum amount of sunlight, and nurtured by the moderating influence of Okanagan Lake, “The Bench” epitomizes the often claimed - but rarely realized - perfect terroir. The Bench areas closest to the lake, where Marichel Vineyard is located, are comprised of glacial soils laid down over millennia. Our vineyard is planted in sandy and silty loams of low natural vigour. This moderates vegetative growth in the vines while encouraging the vines to bring the fruit to the peak of flavour and aroma.
Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Misconduct Wine Co is a premium, small lot producer dedicated to its terroir in the South Okanagan Valley. At Misconduct Wine Co we are devoted to the culture of fine wine and all its pleasures...come share the passion.
MOCOJO is a boutique family winery located on the beautiful Naramata Bench. Located at 1202 Gawne Rd our tasting room was opened in June 2014 offering Gewurztraminer and Viognier with the addition of Marechal Foch and Malbec in the fall. We produced 750 cases of wine in total for this first vintage. In the spring of 2015 we added our Rosé and that fall our Merlot. Production for the 2014 vintages was 950 cases. Winemaker Kon is creating something new for 2015 and says there will be an increase in MOCOJO production again this year! Everything at MOCOJO is a labor of love for the Oh family from spring pruning, through the sunny days of summer, the rewards of harvest and the creation of our wine. We invite you to visit our quaint tasting room overlooking MOCOJO vineyard and Okanagan Lake. The chances are very good that you will be served by Kon himself and he is always happy to share his knowledge with you. Be prepared to stay awhile as he is rather passionate about vineyard life.