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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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Okanagan Wine, Brew, and Spirits Experience with Optional Dinner
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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wine tasting here (paired with cheeses), a scrumptious cheese and charcuterie plate with pairings and a pizza (with these sun kissed Okanagan peaches on it, delicious!) from the wood fired oven. The pizza crust was perfectly chewy and crispy, one of the...More

Thank Miracle131
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little bit surprised to be charged $2 for a cheese sampling, but agreed to pay it. It was insultingly small. Two minuscule pieces of two different types of cheese given to us on a toothpick. They deduct the tasting charge if you...More

Thank rammblat
UpperBench, Manager at Upper Bench Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. Yes, we do charge a $2 tasting fee for a cheese tasting and a $5 tasting fee for our wine and cheese tasting, both redeemed with a purchase of cheese or...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for dinner (i.e. pizza & wine) at 6ish, but were hoping to sample some cheeses first. We were told they stopped offering samples already (maybe at 5?), so that was disappointed. We mentioned we'd be ordering dinner and asked if we could sample...More

Thank David R
UpperBench, Manager at Upper Bench Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello David R., We are sorry that you were disappointed with your experience at Upper Bench. We do close down the tasting portion of our tasting room at 6pm while our patio restaurant ‘The Oven’ and our shop remain open until 8pm on Fridays and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This winery offers their tastings with cheese which definitely enhanced the tasting experience. Their riesling was my favourite wine. The hostess was very knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining everything.

Thank Melody F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends who hadn't tried the new pizza menu. Excellent variety of unique pizzas. Wood fired oven creates beautiful thin crust pizzas. Olive appetizer served warm from the oven was a first for me and so tasty. Yummm. Topped off with a bottle of...More

Thank Goldwingman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the finest selections of local cheeses I saw in the week I was in the area. For locals - and visitors - there is a great club 'CURDS & CORKS' whereby you get their cheeses sent to you. Sadly, not for me -...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love wine, and I love cheese. That is all. … … Okay, I guess I should pad this out a little bit more for those wanting content. I could write a poem, but I lack the attention span to make them work. Roses are...More

1  Thank PrinceGastronome
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Just a fabulous place for wine & cheese! You actually get cheese pairings while you are tasting the wine! The fire wood pizza oven is to die for with specially crafted pizzas using their own creamery cheeses! This place is a must stop if you...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was the fall of 2016 when we were doing a wind to work and came across to upper bench winery and cheese. Is a great little winery with great client and fantastic cheese, we liked it so much we joined their wine and cheese...More

1  Thank Fred P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We discovered this little gem when we made a wrong turn and so glad we did. The owners, staff, food and casual inviting atmosphere were all wonderful!! Will defiantly go back when we visit the area again.

1  Thank barlarGuelph
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