Daydreamer Wines

Daydreamer is a small family-owned and operated winery, located almost at the very end of the Naramata Bench. The winery has a focus on sustainable winemaking, to conserve resources, minimise environmental impacts and keep vineyards healthy long-term.

As a result, all of Daydreamer’s wines are vegan, with no animal products or byproducts used. Grapes are grown without systemic pesticides, herbicides or fungicides.

Daydreamer Wine Shack exterior, a bright blue single storey building with wide wooden door
Daydreamer Wine Shack

The sustainability theme is continued with the ‘Wine Shack,’ a funky blue beach-hut-like wine shop. It may be more reminiscent of Tofino than the Naramata Bench, but it fits the winery’s ethos perfectly. The playful tasting room décor also reflects the family-run nature of this boutique winery.

Though the appearance and name of the winery may appear to be on the laid-back side, it certainly doesn’t reflect the quality of the wine.

Helmed by Marcus Ansems, a second-generation Australian winemaker and Master of Wine, Daydreamer is a consistent award winner. Marcus is a Master of Wine, one of only a handful in Canada.

Tastings are usually held outside, on the lawn in front of the Wine Shack. There are picnic tables with shady umbrellas. Reservations are highly recommended as space is limited.

Daydreamer Wine Shack interior with wooden bar stretching across, shelving with wine bottles behind and in background. A surfboard is on the wall at the back
Daydreamer Wine Shack interior

At a Glance

Tasting info: Reservations are recommended
Tasting style
: Outside, seated
Tasting cost
: $10, waived with purchase
Wine club: Yes
Food/restaurant: No, picnic food allowed

Accommodation: No
: Yes
Pet friendly
: Yes (note, winery dog and farm animal on site)
Weddings and private events
: No

Contact Information

Phone: 1-778-514-0026
Address: 1305 Smethurst Road, Naramata Bench

Looking out to Daydreamer's lawn area from tasting room, with picnic tables on grass, parking area on right
Looking out to Daydreamer’s lawn area

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