Housed in one of the most striking buildings around, Hillside Winery is also one of the oldest wineries on the Naramata Bench.
The owners of Hillside (along with Wild Goose and Lang Vineyards) successfully lobbied the BC government in 1989 to allow small vineyards to produce and sell wine at their properties. This was a significant change that allowed the BC wine industry to become what it is today.
Proudly producing wines from only 100% Naramata grapes, Hillside believes in harnessing nature rather than interfering with it. The results are a reputation for high-quality wines and plenty of awards.
Hillside Winery is a busy place. Not only is it one of the most visited wineries in the area, but it is host to a popular restaurant. The Bistro showcases terroir-to-table cuisine, inspired by the Naramata Bench. There are two patios, both with beautiful views of Okanagan Lake.
At a Glance
Tasting info: Reservations recommended and are required for tasting menu,
Tasting style: Seated, indoor or outdoor
Tasting cost: $15 to $40, non-refundable
Wine club: Yes
Food/restaurant: Yes, Bistro style
Pet friendly: No
Weddings and private events: No
Address: 1350 Naramata Road, Naramata Bench