Naramata offers breathtaking views that abound at every turn. Picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards, a rich cultural history, diverse gastronomy and a wide range of outdoor activities all wrapped in an idyllic village lifestyle. Naramata is your spot of heaven on earth.
Well-known as British Columbia's playground, the Okanagan has an extensive bragging list of qualifications. Blue skies. Golden sun. Hot summers. Mild winters. Majestic landscapes. Whether it is adventure or relaxation you seek, the Okanagan ensures that everyday is a day to enjoy.
The warm sandy beaches and sparkling fresh water of Okanagan and Skaha Lakes are ready for swimming, boating, parasailing, or the barefoot evening stroll. Golfers can choose from 7 championship and 21 additional courses all within the Penticton area. And, the Kettle Valley Railway Trail offers cyclists and walkers on-top-of-the-world-views of the valley's idyllic beauty.
There is fresh fruit, ripe, and ready to be picked and savored in the many local orchards. Participate in year-round events such as farmer's markets, art exhibits, wine festivals, and National holidays. Most importantly, however, the ultimate way to relax in the Okanagan is to simply enjoy the view.
Naramata has much to celebrate throughout the year with events in every season. During the blossoming and budding spring season. Enjoy the Spring Wine Festival, the Festival of Awareness and May Day, rich in tradition. During the summer sunshine season. Enjoy the beaches, water, recreation and celebrate Canada Day and August Faire. During the crisp, scenic autumn season, enjoy the Fall Wine Festival. During the reflective, gentle winter season enjoy the peace and harmony of Naramata with an enchanting Village Light-Up and Artisan Faire during first week of December and New Year celebrations at some local establishments.
Relax on a sunny beach, tour your favorite winery, bike or hike the Trans-Canada trail, go wake-boarding, dirty your hands in the garden, listen to live music under the stars, shop the local Farmer's Market, go on a bird-watching tour or immerse yourself in turn-of-the-century history. The choices are endless.
Naramata has many superb wineries to visit, (just follow the signs you'll spot along the road) each in a beautiful setting, each offering a selection of award -winning wines. Some offer a wide array of full-bodied, barrel-aged reds, delightful whites, ice wines and even sparkling wines. Others are small boutique wineries where often the winemaker is the behind tasting room counter. Several wineries offer menus ranging from a light lunch or snack to gourmet dining.
Acres of roadside farms are testament to Naramata's long history as a culinary centre. From casual pub food, to family restaurants eat-in or take-out, to elegant dining–it's all here.
In recent years, food service at wineries has brought a whole new way to savour the Naramata bench with many great places to relax, eat great food paired with local wines and take in the spectacular scenery.