Wineries roll out their barrels

Right after the grapes have finished fermenting, 10 local wineries are inviting the public to sample their product right from the barre

Right after the grapes have finished fermenting, 10 local wineries are inviting the public to sample their product right from the barrel.

As part of the Fall Okanagan Wine festival, members of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association will be participating in Roll Out the Barrels on Oct. 10. Wine enthusiasts will have the chance to try out new and interesting blends from many different producers before they’re even bottled.

“Roll Out the Barrels is a behind-the-scenes opportunity for people to go to the wineries and taste wine straight from the barrels,” said Tina Baird, spokesperson for the Naramata Bench Wineries Association. Taking part in the event are the following wineries: Poplar Grove; Hillside Winery; Tightrope Winery; Lang Vineyards; Therapy Vineyards; Moraine Estate Winery; Van Westen Vineyards; Black Widow Winery; Bench 1775 Winery, Quidni Winery.

To learn more about each participating winery, visit

“Harvest is an exciting time,” said Lyndsay O’Rourke, winemaker at Tightrope Winery. “There’s the anticipation of the coming harvest, the optimism of what the harvest will bring – and there’s lots going on.”

Roll Out the Barrels takes place between noon and 4 p.m.

“People can just walk into the wineries and experience that,” said Baird.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘Lift for Wills’ community fundraiser to support Penticton boy fighting cancer

This Sunday, stop by World Gym Penticton for by-donation drop-in classes, a silent auction, more.

Petition to install safety barriers on Hwy 97 garners over 500 supporters

Yesterday a fatal collision on Hwy 97 claimed the life of one individual

Oliver Health Centre celebrates expansion of ER

Minister of Health was in Oliver for the official opening of the improved emergency department

ALERT and Penticton pilot team up to talk about Australian wildfires

Mike Bridson has been fighting the fires in Australia, and returns to help more later this month

Harlem Globetrotters’ Hops Pearce is pumped to bring show to Penticton

Less than two weeks to get your tickets to see Globetrotters’ high-flying stunts

Canada to bolster screening of central China passengers for virus at 3 airports

Additional measures will include messaging on arrivals screens in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

‘It’s still early’: Flu rates down so far this year at Interior Health

At Kelowna General Hosptial, there have been about 50 confirmed cases

Calls for dialogue as Coastal GasLink pipeline polarizes some in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre pipeline from British Columbia’s northeast to Kitimat on the coast

Coquihalla, Highway 3 to be hit with freezing rain, sparking warning to commuters

Hard to say when the freezing rain will turn to regular rainfall, Environment Canada says

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Princeton – a Prince Town in waiting?

The Town of Princeton has been waiting 160 years for a Royal… Continue reading

Group builds shelters for Vernon’s stray cats

Twenty insulated cat shelters were constructed by volunteers and delivered around town

Most Read