The Naramata Bench Wineries Association Tailgate Party, taking place on Sept. 9, is hosted this year by D’Angelo Estate Winery. Submitted photo

Tailgate Party expected to sell out quickly

The annual Naramata Wineries Tailgate party this fall is a salute to Canada’s 150th

The Naramata Bench Wineries Association is prepping for their annual “let our hair down, pop some corks and celebrate harvest event” on Sept. 9.

This year’s Tailgate Party is a salute to Canada’s 150th, so guests are invited to kick up their heels in their most colourful gumboots to strut the back to our roots theme to celebrate Naramata wine culture and the coming of harvest. Tap into your creativity because prizes will be awarded for the most creative gumboots.

Featuring the 28 member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association, the food and wine event takes place every fall and tickets usually sell out of quickly. The celebration, which also features live music, will be hosted this year D’Angelo Estate Winery from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Winery owners and winemakers that will be pouring include: D’Angelo Estate Winery, Kettle Valley Winery, Bella Wines, Daydreamer Wines, Nichol Vineyard, Therapy Vineyards, Serendipity Winery, Van Westen Vineyards, Elephant Island Winery, Lake Breeze Vineyards, Lang Vineyards, Terravista Vineyards, Moraine Estate Winery, Bench 1775 Winery, Black Widow Winery, Quidni Estate Winery, Hillside Winery & Bistro, Red Rooster Winery, La Frenz Winery, Ledlin Family Vineyards, Poplar Grove Winery, Monster Vineyards, Perseus Winery, Tightrope Winery, Misconduct Wine Co., Deep Roots Winery, Three Sisters Winery and Upper Bench Estate Winery.

Restaurants confirmed at press time include The Kitchen from Misconduct Wine Co., Hillside Winery Bistro, The Pecking Room Grill at Red Rooster Winery, The Vanilla Pod at Poplar Grove, The Patio at Lake Breeze Winery, Bench 1775 Winery Bistro, and Ambrosia at the Naramata Heritage Inn.

Tailgate Party tickets include shuttles from Penticton and Naramata, are restricted to ages 19-plus, and sell out in early summer so check for availability now.

Tickets are $125 and are on sale now. This event sells out well in advance each year, so do not wait to buy tickets. For more information and tickets: www.naramatabench.com or call 1-800-656-0713.

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