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Upper Bench Estate Winery

170 Upper Bench Rd S, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T1, Canada
+1 250-770-1733
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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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170 Upper Bench Rd S, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T1, Canada
+1 250-770-1733
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I loved the wine and cheese pairings as part of the tasting. We ended up buying some Brie and a couple bottles of wine. The restaurant on the patio was also nice. Excellent food - try the charcuterie board.

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best pizza in the valley. Full stop. They have a new pizza oven and their pizzas are stellar. Lets face it, they do everything well. Gavin makes outstanding wine. Shana and her crew make fabulous cheeses. They now also make incredible pizza. The pizza base...More

1  Thank Johann W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch with some guests that were visiting from across Canada and Europe. The owners came out to greet us and we sampled some incredible wine and cheese. We were fortunate enough to get some of the first pizzas made in their new...More

1  Thank brian b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came by Upper Bench winery by mistake while wandering the roads in Naramata. This winery has a covered patio with misters (perfect on a scorching day like our visit!) and a tasting room/cheese shop inside. You can get charcuterie boards along with wine on the...More

1  Thank eatsleepworkrepeat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited to purchase some cheese. Wasn't disappointed by the limited selection. Apparently, they are opening a kitchen with pizza made using their cheese! Can't wait!

1  Thank oneyeartraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third stop out of 5 wineries and I have to admit I came only for the cheese!! We ended up getting the king Cole, u&brie and the gold, all of them chosen through the tasting but I would've taken any these people...More

2  Thank Heather L
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This is where great wine meets fantastic artisan cheese. I had a great patio experience with my wife, sharing a couple flights of wine and their cheese (plus meats) plate. Not the least bit pretentious - just honest quality and a relaxing patio.

2  Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Just loved Bill who poured our wine today. Both host were lovely and was so nice to pair the wine and cheese on site. Love their use of land and local resources. Great place.

2  Thank Alicia D
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place just over a year ago. Friends from back east were in town and decided to do some wine tastings. By far the best place we went to on the bench. Wine and cheese pairing were beyond delightful. The staff were...More

2  Thank Chad M
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Most wineries ask you to imagine how this Pinot Blanc would complement a runny brie. These cats have taken the very logical and clever step of making their own cheese and asking you if it tastes good with that crisp Chardonnay in your hand. You...More

2  Thank Burnabonian57
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