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“Fresh and welcoming.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Upper Bench Estate Winery

Upper Bench Estate Winery
170 Upper Bench Road South, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T1, Canada
+1 250-770-1733
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Ranked #13 of 34 activities in Penticton
Type: Wineries
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Owner description: Situated in Penticton, at the gateway to the picturesque Naramata Bench, Upper Bench offers a unique experience to locals and visitors by offering pairings of their two passions: artisan wine and hand-crafted cheese. This year, winemaker Gavin Miller is very excited to add two more reds to Upper Bench's wine flight: a smooth Cabernet Sauvignon and a rich, bold Zweigelt in addition to their award-winning Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, as well as a Pinot Blanc and Merlot. All of Upper Bench's wines come from the mature vines on Upper Bench's unique seven-acre seven varietal vineyard and a select few other vineyards on the picturesque Naramata Bench. Cheesemaker Shana Miller continues to create her unique and highly sought-after hand crafted artisan cheeses in her on site, CFIA registered state of the art creamery. She now has eight delectable cheeses in her aging rooms: U&Brie, Gold, Gold French, Gold Italian, Okanagan Sun2, Grey Baby, King Cole, and occasionally Moody Cow. Come and watch Shana hand-craft her cheeses through the creamery window, speak to Gavin about his award-winning wines and latest releases, and enjoy a wine flight perfectly paired with one of our cheese platters on our sunny Naramata Bench patio. Open daily from 10am to 6pm from April through October and from 10am to 5pm daily November through December 22. Upper Bench will be closed for the holidays from December 23, 2013 to January 5, 2014. Open daily from 10am to 5pm from January through March.
Penticton, Canada
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“Fresh and welcoming.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Yum cheese and tasty wines, among my favourite the day I tasted were their mystery Rose and their very tasty Pinot Gris -- a great example of Naramata Bench Pinot Gris.

Visited June 2012
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