Moraine Estate Winery

Located right on Naramata Road, Moraine is one of the most convenient Naramata Bench wineries to visit. It’s also one of the most impressive, with the grand, newly renovated wine shop and tasting room offering unrestricted panoramas of the surrounding vineyards and Okanagan Lake.

Moraine is owned and operated by husband-wife team Oleg and Svetlana. The vineyards are lovingly named after their daughters. The winery gets its own name from the Naramata Bench’s signature clay bluffs, which were created by glacial activity thousands of years ago.

With such a large and wide ranging portfolio of elegant yet fruit forward wines, Moraine is an ideal stop for wine touring groups with varied taste. The approachable Cliffhanger series is great for everyday wine, while the award winning reserves are perfect for a special occasion.

Outside view of Moraine Winery's beautiful new two story tasting room and wine shop, with views of vineyards and Okanagan Lake visible to the right
Moraine Winery’s impressive new wine shop building, which includes a tasting room and two bedroom guest suite

At a Glance

Wine shop times: Daily, 11am to 5pm
Tasting room times
: Daily, 11am to 5pm
Tasting reservation
: Recommended, walk-ins welcomed
Tasting style
: Seated (outside patio), standing at inside bar
Tasting cost
: $5 p/p, waived with wine purchase

Food/restaurant: Picnic area
Accommodation
: Yes
Child friendly
: Yes
Pet friendly
: Yes
Weddings and private events
: On request

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.

Front view of six bottles of Moraine wine, which are lined up on wine shop counter
Some of Moraine Winery’s portfolio

Wine Tastings and Wine Shop

Moraine Winery specialises in seated tastings, held on a second floor patio adjacent to the wine shop. This cosy, covered space offers stunning panoramas of the vineyard below, as well as Okanagan Lake and surrounding mountains.

There is a $5 per person tasting fee, which is waived with the purchase of wine. Moraine usually has a long list of open wines available for tasting, so guests can make the choice of which different wines to try.

The tasting style is relaxed, with the wine server pouring wine, sharing knowledge and tasting notes and then leaving to allow the guest to enjoy the wine at leisure. Allow at least 45 minutes for a seated tasting. You won’t want to rush anyway – the patio views are just that spectacular!

Guests who do not have much time may have the opportunity to taste at the bar inside.

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Restaurant

This winery does not have a restaurant or food available but there is a scenic picnic area located on the ground floor behind the main wine shop building.

With the purchase of wine, guests can bring picnic supplies and enjoy lunch or a snack on the lawn here, while taking in the beautiful views of the vineyard and lake. Wine is available by the glass or bottle, but the latter usually ends up being better value!

A hand holds up a glass of white wine in front of vineyard and lake views at Moraine Winery
Tasting wine at Moraine Winery – check out these views!

Accommodation

Moraine Winery has a spacious two bedroom guest suite located in the main wine shop building, just steps away from the tasting room. Only ten minutes drive from downtown Penticton, the suite offers the perfect base for touring the Naramata Bench or the southern Okanagan area in general.

Not only is the location exceptionally convenient, but it’s absolutely breathtaking too. Both the living area and master bedroom have huge floor to ceiling windows overlooking the surrounding vineyards, which are backdropped by Okanagan Lake and the mountains beyond.

Modern yet comfortably furnished, the suite has everything you need for a short or extended stay in the area. The full kitchen provides the flexibility to eat out at one of the local winery restaurants or cook in the suite.

Suite guests receive a complimentary bottle of wine, a tasting at the winery next door and 10% discount on wine purchases.

Moraine Winery’s suite can be booked through Airbnb.

Weddings and Private Events

Moraine Estate Winery does not have a formal wedding or private event program, but the owners are open to event requests. Contact the winery directly for more details.

Local wineries regularly hosting weddings and events include:

Looking across covered tasting room patio, with two tables (each with four seats), in front of vineyard and Okanagan Lake views
Moraine Winery’s second floor tasting room patio

Dog Friendly

Moraine Winery is dog friendly, with leashed dogs allowed on the (unfenced) lower picnic lawn. There are a couple of large trees offering shade here.

Keep your eyes peeled for Priya, a two year old border collie owned by winemaker Dwight.

Child Friendly

Children are welcome to visit Moraine Winery within a family group. They are allowed in the tasting spaces and also in the picnic area below the winery, where there is an expansive grassed picnic area, with picnic tables and trees for shade.

Looking down on a grassy lawn area with picnic tables and raised flower beds, backdropped by trees and bordered by vineyards
Looking down on the grassy patio area from the second floor tasting room patio

Wine Club

The Moraine Wine Club offers two annual shipments of wine, with the choice of six or twelve bottles (mixed red and white wines). Members can choose specific wines or receive a surprise with the Winemaker’s Selection.

Wine packages are sent in May and October. There is a one year commitment.

Other perks included with Moraine Wine Club membership include:

  • 10% discount on six bottle wine purchases
  • 15% discount on twelve bottle wine purchases
  • Complimentary tastings for up to four people
  • Early access to new releases and limited production wines
  • Exclusive events
  • Special Wine Club member sales
Front view of inside tasting bar at Moraine Winery, with wooden ceiling, red painted wall and wooden counter. The sides of the counter have plexiglass barriers. There are twelve bottles of wine lined up on the counter
If you’re not in a hurry, it is possible to do a standing tasting at Moraine

Varietals

Here are some of the varietals to expect at Moraine Winery:

  • Pinot Gris
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Viognier
  • Riesling
  • Chardonnay
  • Gamay
  • Malbec
  • Syrah
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Auxerrois

Wines

Wine name Description/VarietalPrice Per Bottle
2020 Cliffhanger WhiteWhite. Pinot Gris,
Gewürztraminer, Viognier
$18
2020 GewürztraminerWhite. Gewürztraminer$22
2020 Pinot GrisWhite. Pinot Gris$22
2019 Riesling White. Riesling$22
2019 ViognierWhite. Viognier$23
2018 Reserve RieslingWhite. Riesling $25
2019 ChardonnayWhite. Chardonnay$26
2018 Syrah Red. Syrah$39
2019 MalbecRed. Malbec$34
2019 Pinot NoirRed. Pinot Noir$27
2019 Cliffhanger RedRed. Merlot, Malbec$19
2018 Reserve Pinot NoirRed. Pinot Noir$45
2020 Shipuchka FrisanteSparkling. Pinot Auxerrois,
Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer
$25
2020 Pink Mountain RoséRosé. Gamay, Malbec$27
2019 Late Harvest MerlotLate Harvest, Merlot$19

Contact Information

Phone: 1-236-422-3534
Address: 1865 Naramata Rd
Website: morainewinery.com


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