Kettle Valley Winery

Kettle Valley Winery is one of the oldest on the Bench, being issued only the third winery license for the area way back in 1992.

Before such licenses even existed, the owners first purchased the land simply to make wine as a hobby. It is important to note that Kettle Valley Winery still has the same owners as it did back then, something that is a rarity on the Bench.

Close up of six wine bottles at Kettle Valley Winery, with photographs in background
Wine tasting at Kettle Valley Winery

This legacy and love of winemaking still show today with their confident and extensive range of vintages. Keeping things modest, the laid-back tasting room is located in the garage where the owners once used to make wine during those early days.

Side views of Okanagan Lake are visible from the home-based winery. When planning a trip, keep in mind that the drive to the tasting room may take longer than you may think since it is located down a narrow side road. Reservations are recommended.

While the tasting room may be quite humble, the wines are not. A highlight is the winery’s collection of reds, with the Syrah and Pinot Noir being highlights. If you are a red wine drinker, I’d be sure to add Kettle Valley Winery to your tour list.

Kettle Valley Winewry sign on right with operating hours, two storey building visible at end of driveway on left
Kettle Valley Winery is a home based tasting room

At a Glance

Tasting info: Reservations are recommended
Tasting style
: Standing bar tasting
Tasting cost
: $10, refunded with purchase
Wine club: Yes

Food/restaurant: No
: No
: Yes
Pet friendly
: Yes
Weddings and private events
: No

Contact Information

Phone: 1-250-496-5898
Address: 2988 Hayman Road, Naramata Bench

Close up of railroad crossing sign outside Kettle Valley Railway building, with Okanagan Lake views visible on right
Kettle Valley Winery has views of Okanagan Lake from outside the tasting room

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