Daydreamer is a small family owned and operated winery, located almost at the very end of the Naramata Bench. The winery has a focus on sustainable winemaking, with the aim to conserve resources, minimise environmental impacts and keep vineyards healthy long-term.
As a result, all of Daydreamer’s wines are vegan, with no animal products or byproducts used. Grapes are grown without systemic pesticides, herbicides or fungicide.
The sustainability theme is continued with the ‘Wine Shack,’ a funky blue beach-hut like wine shop. It may be more reminiscent of Tofino than the Naramata Bench that most wine tourers see, but it fits the winery’s ethos perfectly.
Though the appearance and name of the winery may appear to be on the laid back side, it certainly doesn’t reflect the quality of the wine. Helmed by Marcus Ansems, a second generation Australian winemaker, Daydream is a consistent award winner. Daydreamer is a consistent award winner and is helmed by
At a Glance
Wine shop times: 12pm to 4.20pm
Tasting room times: 12pm to 4.20pm
Tasting reservation: Required
Tasting style: Tasting bar
Tasting cost: $10, redeemable on purchase
Food/restaurant: Occasional special event dinners
Child friendly: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes (please note – winery sheep and dog)
Weddings and private events: No
Last updated June 2021. Please note that the following information may change at any time due to Covid19 related policies and procedures. For the most up-to-date information, contact individual wineries before visiting.
Tastings and Wine Shop
Daydreamer’s small tasting room looks like it came straight from a beach town. The playful tasting room décor showcases the owner’s approach to winemaking.
Tastings are by appointment only and can be made online via the Daydreamer website here. Allow at least 20 minutes for the tasting experience. The tasting fee is $10, redeemable on the purchase of wine.
This winery does not have a restaurant or food available. There are many great Naramata Bench restaurants close by however.
This winery does not have onsite accommodation. Click to discover nearby Naramata Bench accommodation options.
Weddings and Private Events
This winery does not offer weddings or private events at this time. Local wineries that do include:
This winery welcomes guests with children. It has a small grassy area where kids can play in the shade.
Here is a list of other local wineries that would also be suitable for families with young children:
The ‘Dream Club’ offers two shipments of wine a year, with six bottles shipped in spring and six in fall. Wines are hand selected by the winemaker. Club members receive free shipping. Other perks include:
- Winemaker tasting notes
- VIP winery tours and tastings
- Pre-release alerts for new and exclusive wines
- Pinot Gris
- Pinot Noir
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
|Wine name||Description/Varietal||Price Per Bottle|
|Amelia 2019||Syrah, Viognier blend||$40.00|
|Jasper 2018||Merlot, Cabernet Franc, |
|Marcus Ansems |
|Pinot Gris 2020||Pinot Gris||$25.00|
|Rose 2020||Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, |
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Address: 1305 Smethurst Road