Chute Lake - Naramata - Poplar Grove
This ride is all about contrasts. We start at rustic Chute Lake Resort, in the remote Okanagan highlands and ride down the historic Kettle Valley Railway, through engineer Andrew McCulloch's huge switchback, needed to maintain the required grade while dropping over 3000 feet down to Penticton. Near the end, we ride through the scenic Naramata bench and the many wineries and artisan food crafters. Here, our tour turns into a sampling of the best the Okanagan has to offer.
bench 1775 winery - Our lunch stop
" The philosophy at Bench 1775 is to capture the full expression of the grapes grown in vibrantly healthy and balanced vineyards. We then manage the winemaking to allow for the natural expression of the grapes. We believe that great wines start in the vineyard, so all of our vineyard sites were analyzed in detail before being planted with clones and rootstocks best adapted to our soils and the climate of our sites."
poplar grove cheese
"At Poplar Grove Cheese, we love life – and that includes good food and wine. We are passionate about making delicious hand-crafted French style cheeses."
Owner Gitta Pederson makes some of our personal favorites, including a dynamite double cream camembert.
D'Angelo estate winery
This is one of our Naramata "Hidden Gems." Owner Sal D'Angelo has forgotten more about wine making than most people will ever know. This stop is not about glitzy tasting rooms or polished marketing. This is about wine and the man who makes it, pure and simple.
"Deep roots in French tradition nourish our shared passion for soils, vines and wine. Dedicated to natural, artisanal farming and winemaking, we strive to reveal the intimate relation of wine and terroir."
Roche is another of our hidden gems - a new winery with very deep roots!
Our Dinner Destination
Villa Rosa - Penticton
Over the years we have built our reputation by offering consistently great food with an extensive local BC and Italian wine list. Together they truly compliment our atmosphere and make for a unforgettable experience.
The Okanagan has been very good to us over the years in both providing world-class quality wine and the most amazing fresh produce possible, as well as a tremendous amount of guests over the years, many who have also become great friends!!