Just up Smethurst Road from Nichol Vineyard deep in Naramata, BC is the little gem known as Daydreamer Winery. Run by the original winemaker at Therapy Marcus Ansems, this is a quaint spot reminiscent of a beachside surf shack. Notable wines include the Riesling and the Marcus Ansems Shiraz.
Naramata Bench Wine Tasting
The number of wineries on The Bench continues to grow, and it would be difficult to visit them all in one trip, so here are our top ten winery picks so you can get the most from your visit. There are plenty of great experiences to be had, and barrels of great wine to be drank, so this is only our opinion. These are our picks after 10 years of living in this area and working with different clients in the wine industry.
Little Engine Winery — Naramata, BC
Based around a crazy dream, Little Engine Winery strives to trump the critics and naysayers to be the little winery that could. Situated on Deadman's Curve just after La Frenz, and immediately before Red Rooster Winery and Ruby Blues, they certainly chose a high exposure location.
While being a relative newcomer to the BC wine scene, Liquidity Winery in Okanagan Falls, BC has fast become one of the province's more endeared wine spots. Located adjacent to the revered Blue Mountain Winery, Liquidity chose their site well. A curated modern art collection adorns the property, and the view over Oliver Ranch Road and MacIntyre Bluff is a welcome vista over lunch at the winery bistro.