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.

Just Posted

Imagine Kelowna’s future this week

Four community meetings will take place on the future of the city

Accidents mount as snow falls

Kelowna drivers are having a tough time with worsening conditions

Kelowna’s global awareness festival set to go

Festival organizers get $22,800 grant from federal government to help stage this year’s events

Bus slams into truck at Kelowna intersection

A transit bus and a pick-up truck came together in the noon hour in Kelowna

Downtown Kelowna shopping mall getting face lift

The Towne Centre Mall on Bernard will be renamed and renovated inside and out

Scandia Jungle mini golf course reopening

Kelowna - Rutland Elementary students were the first ones to try the revamped course Tuesday

Castlegar homicide victim identified

The victim was 38-year-old Jordan Workman of Castlegar, B.C.

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates get one last prime-time pitch

Leadership campaign to be decided in Feb. 3 vote

Letter: Dictatorships don’t happen by accident

Kelowna letter-writer says people following Donald Trump are enabling him

Team chaplain reflects on time with Silverbacks

Kenny Toews served as a mentor and spiritual leader to the team for six seasons

Drawings connect autistic student with the world

Leifen Mitchell-Banks creates colourful cartoon characters at Salmon Arm Secondary.

Lake Country skier named Olympic alternate

Ian Deans will be a back up for the men’s ski cross team in South Korea

Andrew Scheer on trade, Trump and Trudeau

Canada’s Conservative leader begins three-day visit to B.C.

10 Safeways in Lower Mainland to close, union says

Locations in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, Richmond and Mission slated to shut

Most Read