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“Cheese, cheese., cheese”

Upper Bench Estate Winery
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$107.28*
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Okanagan Wine, Brew, and Spirits Experience with Optional Dinner
Ranked #12 of 84 things to do in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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. Winemaker Gavin Miller believes great wine is made in the vineyard and farms sustainably, with out the use of chemicals or pesticides. Upper Bench produces big bold reds and crisp dry whites. All of Upper Bench's wines come from the mature vines on Upper Bench's unique seven-acre vineyard and a select few other vineyards along the 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 seven delectable cheeses in her aging rooms: U&Brie, Gold, Gold French, Gold Italian, Okanagan Sun, Grey Baby and a stilton style blue named King Cole. 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. We are located just 2 minutes from downtown Penticton and are open all year round (except Christmas Holidays). Please check our website for our hours of operation.
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“Cheese, cheese., cheese”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

The wine is OK but the cheese is amazing! Great variety.

Visited May 2012
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Penticton, Canada
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“DELICIOUS Cheese, Tasty Wine and Fabulous Service”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

By far one of my favorite wineries in the Okanagan! Delicious hand made cheese to die for, fresh fruit forward and well balanced wines and knowledgable employees. Couldnt have asked for a better experience at an Okanagan winery. Highly reccomended to anyone visiting the Okanagan!

Visited June 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fresh and welcoming.”
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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