The Naramata area is on my to-do list of getaway weekends. I’ve not been there as an adult, but the reviews my fellow wine-loving friends bring back tell me I’m totally missing out.
From Discover Naramata: “founded in 1907 as a prime agricultural area, Naramata was also known in its early years as a cultural centre. People from across the Okanagan would arrive by boat for concerts, plays, operas and regattas. Paddlewheelers regularly stopped at the local wharf carrying freight and passengers up and down Okanagan Lake. In 1914, Naramata received a new link with the rest of Canada when the Kettle Valley Railway was completed on the hillside above the village. Due to the intense volume of rock work it gained the reputation as one of the most difficult stretches of KVR construction.”
Coming up on April 24, from 6:30 – 9:00pm, Naramata on the River, a special evening in the River Market at Westminster Quay in support of the BC Cultural Crawl, will feature Spring Release wines from the Naramata Bench, along with culinary offerings from some of Vancouver’s finest restaurants and River Market delights.
In addition to being the first to taste the new Naramata wines‚ attendees will meet winemakers from Naramata‚ and have the opportunity to bid on a silent auction of fine wines‚ Canadian artwork‚ and exclusive packages. Live entertainment throughout the evening will be provided by the Sarah Kennedy jazz trio and singer/songwriter Gillian Hobbs.
Contest: We’ve drawn the winner of two tickets to the event using a random number generator, and the winner is Jorden!