Upper Bench Estate Winery
Situated in Penticton, British Columbia in the South Okanagan at the gateway to the famous Naramata Bench, Upper Bench offers a delicious experience to all by pairing their two passions: artisan wine and handcrafted cheese. Winemaker Gavin Miller believes great wine is grown in the vineyard and their vines are meticulously farmed without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Upper Bench produces big, bold, reds and crisp, dry, whites that reflect the vintage and soil from the vineyards where they are grown.
Gavin’s wife, head cheesemaker Shana Miller and her team handcraft gluten and additive free soft & semi soft cheese. Your stop at Upper Bench could have you watching cheesemakers making cheese through the creamery window and enjoying a wine flight, perfectly paired with a cheese platter on their intimate patio. Choose to have your tasting in the welcoming tasting room or on the sunny patio, throw the ball for their two border collies Emma & Bella and become a member of their Curds & Corks Club to have their fine wines & cheese delivered to your door anywhere in Canada. Located just two minutes from downtown Penticton, open year round, Upper Bench is a stop not to be missed.
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