Welcome to Kettle Valley Winery on the Naramata Bench.
A New Season Begins...
The days are steadily warmer and the vines are responding with new growth. The first releases of the year are ready, and the winery is busy with vineyard care and bottling vintages for both this and future years. After a stellar growing season and harvest last year we are pleased with the excellent vintages coming out of 2012.
We are looking forward to our May 10 Winemaker's Dinner at the Banffshire Club in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and have just returned from the recent Spring Release events in Victoria and Vancouver with the Naramata Bench Wineries Association. See our Events page for up-coming event details and dates. We look forward to seeing many of you at events to come.
When we celebrated our 20th Anniversary last year people asked us what we were going to do next.
The answer is simple. Since we still love making great wine, and sharing it with our friends, that is exactly what we are going to continue doing.
What hasn’t changed over the past twenty years is our families’ commitment to farming full flavoured grapes, and to wine-making that brings out the best of those flavours and subtleties for you, our friends, to enjoy.
Whether you’ve known us for all twenty years, or if we are just meeting you for the first time, we welcome you to climb aboard and join us, as we roll forward into our third decade and raise a glass to fine fruit, family and friends.
- Bob Ferguson, Co-Founder and Wine Maker
- Tim Watts, Co-Founder and Wine Maker
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Our Name and Our Wine
The inspiration for our name is the famed Kettle Valley Railway which ran through Naramata between 1915 and 1961 connecting the Southern Interior of British Columbia to the markets of the Pacific Northwest.
Passion and a dedication to excellence were requirements for building the railway, and we at Kettle Valley feel that same passion and dedication for our Red Wines which are known for their dark, intense, and well structured natures; and our White Wines that are flavourful and aromatic with a rich mouth feel.
Our Location - The Naramata Bench
With abundant sunshine, cooling lake breezes, and an optimal temperature range, the Naramata Bench is one of the premier grape growing regions in Canada. The rolling hills and variable soils of the area create a range of microclimates and terroirs that an experienced grape grower can match to a wide variety of grape crops.
It was because of these many qualities that we decided the Naramata Bench was where we were going to plant our vines, locate our winery, and raise our families. We were one of the early adopters of the Naramata Bench and were issued the third winery license for the area back in 1992.
Working with the terroir of the area we have produced a wide range of Kettle Valley wines including red blends such as “Old Main Red,” and single varietals including Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec. Whites have also done well in the Naramata terroir; our original Chardonnay has been joined by Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.
To find our home based tasting room on your wine tour of the Naramata Bench, see the Find Us section of this website. We look forward to seeing you.To be on our mailing list email email@example.com with “mail list” in the subject line.