Okanagan Valley Wineries - naramata
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.
Deep Roots Winery is located on the high bluffs above the picturesque village of Naramata. It is owned and operated by the Hardman family. Will Hardman, the fourth generation to live on this property, is the winemaker. His father, Bryan, grows and maintains the 21 acres of vineyards. The family has continuously farmed at this location for over 95 years – thus the Deep Roots name. We are very proud of our heritage and the wines we produce. We invite all to visit the winery, enjoy a tasting, bring a picnic and experience the unsurpassed views from our patio and deck. In just its second year Deep Roots was named by the Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada as top 5 small Canadian winery, 9th best winery in B.C. and 12th best winery in the country. Winning Platinum for Gamay, Gold for Syrah, three Silvers and a bronze in just that one competition. The Deep Roots Gamay was the highest scoring wine out of over 1400 entries.
Bella is a sparkling wine house capturing the beauty of British Columbia fruit in every bubble. Focusing on vineyard expressions throughout the Okanagan, Bella sparkling wine is an elegant, genuine expression of the vineyards we source from. Our wines are made in the traditional method with minimal winemaking. We enjoy discovering the personalities that each vineyard has to offer. Sparkling wine, by nature, invokes emotions associated with special occasions. At Bella every day brings little wins, moments of joy, and a life worth rewarding. Why wait?
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.