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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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Okanagan Wine, Brew, and Spirits Experience with Optional Dinner
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the finest selections of local cheeses I saw in the week I was in the area. For locals - and visitors - there is a great club 'CURDS & CORKS' whereby you get their cheeses sent to you. Sadly, not for me -...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love wine, and I love cheese. That is all. … … Okay, I guess I should pad this out a little bit more for those wanting content. I could write a poem, but I lack the attention span to make them work. Roses are...More

Thank PrinceGastronome
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a fabulous place for wine & cheese! You actually get cheese pairings while you are tasting the wine! The fire wood pizza oven is to die for with specially crafted pizzas using their own creamery cheeses! This place is a must stop if you...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the fall of 2016 when we were doing a wind to work and came across to upper bench winery and cheese. Is a great little winery with great client and fantastic cheese, we liked it so much we joined their wine and cheese...More

1  Thank Fred P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this little gem when we made a wrong turn and so glad we did. The owners, staff, food and casual inviting atmosphere were all wonderful!! Will defiantly go back when we visit the area again.

1  Thank barlarGuelph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Oven opened at Upper Bench Estate Winery just over two weeks ago. It was so good, I ate there twice in five days! Chris Royal prepares authentic Italian pizzas using fresh, local ingredients. They vary each day. Also serves local cheeses and charcuterie boards....More

1  Thank PhotosbyPharos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for the cheese and ended up having lunch on the patio. Lovely place with homemade pizza and a fabulous cheese tray. Wine was good; but we went for the cheese.

1  Thank Pamela F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very professional service and delicious wood fired pizza combined with really nice wine made for a nice casual evening out. The Shaded and misted outdoor patio was very comfortable.

1  Thank Dana J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the first time tonight with a friend and it was amazing! We tried to go to a couple other wineries and they were all closed on a Friday night. We happened to see the sign for Upper Bench and decided to try...More

1  Thank Jenna S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

1  Thank Jason A
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