The Okanagan Reconnect Week Two – Naramata Bench
(Presented by Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association)
It’s week two of our Okanagan Reconnect!
This week we are gathering at Hillside Winery and Bistro on the Naramata Bench
Tasting Room Radio was conceived in a studio in a barn on The Bench in 2007.
So we’ve come full circle.
Our winery and food guests were asked to bring two wines to profile.
Rickard and Jill Richardson Branby – Sperling Vineyards ( final week 1 guest)
Sperlingvineyards.com Sperling Organic 2018 Pinot Noir & Sperling Pet Nat
Jay Drysdale – co-founder and winemaker Bella Wines
Bellawines.ca Estate Chardonnay made ancestral method and 2016 Reserve Eastside Trad Method
Master of Wine Marcus Ansems – co-founder and winemaker Daydreamer Wines
Daydreamerwines.ca 2019 Amelia (Syrah/Viognier) & 2019 Orange Wine (100% Viognier)
Exec Chef Ned Bell and Sommelier Emily Walker – Naramatainn.ca
Emily brought L-ST Projects Ambient Chardonnay (Alyssa Hubert) & 2020 jocko a light Cab Franc (Kelsey Rufiange Echo Bay) BRAVO to both. Thanks Emily.
Penelope and Dylan Roche – co-founders/winemakers of Roche Wines
www.rterroir.ca 2020 Pinot Gris Texture & Nuances (Bordeaux Blend) (such promise)
Kathy Malone – Chief Winemaker Hillside Winery hillsidewinery.ca
2020 Muscat Ottonel & 2015 Mosaic (Bordeaux Blend) History in a bottle
Evan Robertson – Exec Chef Hillside Bistro/Shelann Sleegers – Wine Club Manager
Associate Producer Corey Wood has edited video versions of the interviews with Jay Drysdale, Marcus Ansems, Ned Bell, and Emily Walker. They can be found on YouTube https://youtu.be/uralP29wDOE
THANK YOU TOTA!
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON
At Moon Curser…(Osoyoos)
John Weber – Orofino (Similkameen)
Wild Bill Eggert – Fairview Cellars (Golden Mile)
Justin Hall – Estate Winemaker Nk’Mip (Osoyoos)
Chef Jeff Van Geest – Miradoro. Tinhorn Creek (Golden Mile)