Trust us, this winery isn’t one to be laughed at. The double entendre name was coined when Laughing Stock’s owners decided to leave lucrative careers in the financial industry and follow a dream to open their own winery.
This financial background is still referenced on each bottle, with grape varietals being displayed as stock listings on the glass. The winery is best known for its Bordeaux style blend Portfolio, another nod back to Wall Street.
Laughing Stock Vineyards takes pride in trying more unusual winemaking methods, currently using concrete egg fermenters and experimenting with Italian clay amphorae. The winery grows half of its grapes in Osoyoos to produce deeper reds.
Though Laughing Stock’s address is on Naramata Road, it can be a hard winery to spot. The steep driveway, accessible via a locked gate, quickly ushers guests away from the busy road to a modern tasting room with spectacular views of vineyards and Okanagan Lake.
At a Glance
Tasting info: Required, online or phone
Tasting style: Indoor, outdoor, seated, 4 wines, 30 minutes
Tasting cost: $10, non-refundable
Wine club: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes
Weddings and private events: No
Address: 1548 Naramata Rd