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 now has ten wines in Upper Bench’s wine flight: a smooth Cabernet Sauvignon and a big rich Merlot, a bold Zweigelt, a gorgeous Pinot Noir, a well balanced Chardonnay, a dry Rosé, a crisp Pinot Gris, an off-dry Riesling, a tropical Pinot Blanc and Upper Bench’s first blend Upper Bench Red. All of Upper Bench’s wines come from the mature vines on Upper Bench’s unique seven-acre, seven varietal naturally farmed and hand-tended vineyard and a select few other vineyards on 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 eight delectable cheeses in her aging rooms: U&Brie, Gold, Gold French, Gold Italian, Okanagan Sun2, Grey Baby, King Cole, and occasionally Moody Cow. 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. Accessible to all. Upper Bench’s wines and cheeses are available online anytime at Upper Bench.