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Deep and quirky roots

The Naramata Bench is, itself, just slightly off the beaten path.

A scenic, slow and twisty road leads wine lovers to many discoveries overlooking the city of Penticton and the vast blue of Okanagan Lake, and even further off the path, a short drive or cycle off of Naramata Road lies Deep Roots.

Quirky? Perhaps a bit, as the winery wakes up its vines each spring with a bagpiper playing through the vineyard, celebrating a layer of the family’s history on the property. For nearly 100 years, the Hardman family has been farming on these clay cliffs above the village of Naramata.

Indeed, the roots do run deep, and members of the family are usually who you will find behind the tasting bar guiding you through their wines, each a unique reflection of this distinct Naramata terroir.

The property, originally a fruit orchard, has been completely re-planted to premium vinifera grape varieties, and as the vines run deep, so does the winemaker, Will Hardman. The fourth generation to cultivate this land and protect it for the future, Will has been raised on this soil and knows it well.

Discover Deep Roots, it’s worth taking a detour down from the road above, for fine wines and a warm welcome.

Reserve your tickets now for their annual Awakening of the Grapes Event in May, learn more here.

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