Marichel Vineyards

Marichel prioritises quality over quantity, specializing in small batches of just two classic Naramata Bench varietals – Viognier and Syrah.

The hands-on winemaker spends the majority of his time tending vines, ensuring the formation of fine wine. Low-impact and sustainable farming are the name of the game at Marichel.

Marichel Vineyards patio view looking out to vineyards below, with Okanagan Lake in background, which in turn is backdropped by forested rugged mountains
Beautiful views of Okanagan Lake and surrounding vineyards from Marichel Vineyards

If you’re looking for a small, intimate winery that is a little off the beaten path, Marichel Vineyards is an excellent choice. We’re usually alone or one of just two groups when tasting here.

The tasting room exudes Tuscan villa vibes, with yellow walls and a wide front door. The inside space feels like a farmhouse kitchen, with a large wooden communal table in front of a long counter.

Marichel’s patio exemplifies the beauty of the Naramata Bench, with outstanding views of Okanagan Lake and surrounding vineyards. Vines trail from the pergola above.

Small, intimate and extraordinarily beautiful, Marichel Vineyards is host to one of my favourite patios anywhere on the Bench.

Marichel tasting room on right, with door open to reveal large table in front of counter topped with wine bottles. To the left, a patio with tables and chairs, with wooden pergola covered in vines above
Marichel Vineyards tasting room and patio

At a Glance

Tasting info: Walk-ins welcomed
Tasting style
: Table-tasting or bar tasting
Tasting cost
: $5, waived with purchase
Wine club: Yes

Food/restaurant: No
: No
: Yes
Pet friendly
: Yes (winery dog on site)
Weddings and private events
: No

Contact Information

Phone: 1-250-496-4133
Address: 1016 Little John Road, Naramata Bench

Marichel Vineyards tasting room interior with glass wine bottle and partially full red wine glass in front of farmhouse kitchen style counter
Marichel Vineyards tasting room

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