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Upper Bench Estate Winery

170 Upper Bench Rd S, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T1, Canada
+1 250-770-1733
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Love love the cheese!!!

Their cheeses are amazing. Even if you don't like blue cheese, chances are you'll like theirs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Great cheese and wine

Cheese is incredible and offered as a pairing with some very good wine. Good combination of red and... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
kevin h
Winnipeg, Canada
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Situated in Penticton, at the gateway to the picturesque Naramata Bench, Upper Bench offers a unique experience to locals and visitors by offering pairings of their two passions: artisan wine and hand-crafted cheese. Winemaker Gavin Miller believes great wine is made in the vineyard and farms sustainably, with out the use of chemicals or pesticides. Upper Bench produces big bold reds and crisp dry whites. All of Upper Bench's wines come from the mature vines on Upper Bench's unique seven-acre vineyard and a select few other vineyards along the Naramata Bench. Cheesemaker Shana Miller continues to create her unique and highly sought-after hand crafted artisan cheeses in her on site, CFIA registered state of the art creamery. She now has seven delectable cheeses in her aging rooms: U&Brie, Gold, Gold French, Gold Italian, Okanagan Sun, Grey Baby and a stilton style blue named King Cole. Come and watch Shana hand-craft her cheeses through the creamery window, speak to Gavin about his award-winning wines and latest releases, and enjoy a wine flight perfectly paired with one of our cheese platters on our sunny Naramata Bench patio. We are located just 2 minutes from downtown Penticton and are open all year round (except Christmas Holidays). Please check our website for our hours of operation.
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170 Upper Bench Rd S, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T1, Canada
+1 250-770-1733
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their cheeses are amazing. Even if you don't like blue cheese, chances are you'll like theirs. Highly suggest doing the wine and cheese tasting.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Cheese is incredible and offered as a pairing with some very good wine. Good combination of red and white wines. Rose was sold out so could not try it. Don’t miss this place!

1  Thank kevin h
Reviewed 7 October 2017

with my daughter- in -law on a lovely sunny afternoon. this was our second wine tasting stop. after the third we walked on the trestle and had a swim, doesn't get much better than that! a warm and friendly employee, persuaded us to try their...More

Thank jarmwr40
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

A very carefully planned wine & cheese tasting. The explanation of how all the different cheeses are made is interesting. I'm not a Chardonnay drinker. But I'd go for seconds on that one! I'm not a blue cheese fan, by I would go back for...More

Thank Andrea J
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Met the owner, Gavin, at a neighboring winery and accepted his offer to dine at his winery. The Yard Wine was quite good but the cheeses and the pizza were excellent. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank gerryblanchette
Reviewed 11 September 2017

One of the best for 4 reasons. 1) Some of the best wines on the Bench 2) Delicious cheese - as stand alone or incorporated in your creative recipes 3) Pizza that could stand up to any great Italian pizza from Naples and 4) Owned...More

1  Thank deirdreriley
Reviewed 9 September 2017

My husband and I were in Osoyoos/Penticton area for 4 days to try as many wines and eat as much good food as we could find. On our fist day we went to Upper Bench to try their cheeses and decided to have lunch there...More

2  Thank Anne N
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The here wine was fine, not incredible or super memorable, but the cheese was to die for. The king cole blue may be my favourite cheese ever. Worth stopping by just to try it

Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We biked to Upper Bench for wine tasting and lunch. The wine tasting included the Winery's own cheese which was very good.The wine was very good We both had pizza which was excellent.The combination of cheese,sauce and local ingredients as well as a very good...More

1  Thank travelmedia
Reviewed 30 August 2017

First of all, I would disregard the negative reviews of this winery. The wines are among the best in the immediate area. The 2014 Yard wine and Merlot are both excellent. The pizzas are also first class with thin crust and a very eclectic combination...More

1  Thank S5marty
UpperBench, Manager at Upper Bench Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at Upper Bench. We absolutely love what we do and we love sharing it with others, so hearing how much people really enjoy our...More

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