Located towards the end of the Naramata Bench, Serendipity Winery is a bit of a hidden gem. From the road, the winery looks unassuming. But true to this winery’s name, it’ll feel like a happy accident as you turn the corner to find one of the most beautiful properties on the Naramata Bench.
Admire the magnificent arched doors on the way to wine shop and patio. Owned and run by a mother and daughter, you’re likely to meet at least one of them during your tasting. As for the wine, the Viognier is a favourite of wine critics and the Sauvignon Blanc is likely to be a winner for anyone who likes the classic New Zealand style.
At a Glance
Wine shop times: 10am to 5pm, daily
Tasting room times: 10am to 5pm, daily
Tasting reservation: Recommended
Tasting style: Seated, outdoor, 5 wines, 30 minutes
Tasting cost: $10, refundable with purchase
Child friendly: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes
Weddings and private events: Yes
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
Serendipity Winery has an airy and spacious wine shop, which sits immediately adjacent to a large covered (and heated!) patio. At the moment, all tastings are being offered on the patio, with guests being seated at one of the large tables.
The tasting fee is $10 and includes five different wines. This fee is refundable with purchase. Wines are delivered one by one, rather than in a flight format.
Serendipity has an on-site restaurant called the Bistro. At the current time, all tastings are being held on the main patio, which is shared with the bistro. This makes it very easy to enjoy a few dishes while tasting Serendipity’s wine too.
The menu is upscale yet rustic, showcasing international flavours made with local ingredients. Each dish has been designed to pair with one of Serendipity’s wines.
Click to read more information about the Bistro at Serendipity Winery.
This winery does not have onsite accommodation. Click to discover nearby Naramata Bench accommodation options.
Weddings and Private Events
Serendipity does cater for weddings and private events. There are multiple spaces that can be rented and adapted to suit your event requirements.
Serendipity is a dog friendly winery. The large patio has a dog bowl and some shaded areas to help keep your furry friend cool. Something to keep in mind is that the winery does have an on-site dog. Please note also that the patio is paved and there is no grassy area nearby.
This winery welcomes guests with children but the tasting experience is adult orientated. This may not be the best choice for families who have young children. Here is a list of local wineries that would be more suitable:
Serendipity Winery offers the choice of two membership options:
The Isaac Newton membership will get you two shipments of 6 bottles (1 case a year) in spring and late fall.
The Eve Membership delivers three shipments of 6 bottles (18 bottles a year), shipped in spring, summer and late fall.
Perks to enjoy when joining Serendipity’s Wine Club include:
- Assess to wine club members only wines
- Early access to new releases
- Members only events
- Free tastings
- Access to a private patio
- Free shipping on full cases
- Discount on purchases
- Free glass of wine (Eve members)
- Wine making or wine testing event (Eve Members)
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Pinot Grigio
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
|Wine name||Description/Varietal||Price Per Bottle|
|2020 White Lie||White. Viognier, Sauv Blanc, |
Semillon, Pinot Grigio
|2020 Pinot Grigio||White. Pinot Grigio||$25|
|2020 Sauvignon Blanc||White. Sauvignon Blanc||$25|
|2020 Viognier||White Viognier||$25|
|2013 Reserve Serenata||Red. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, |
|2015 Pinot Noir||Red. Pinot Noir||$33|
|2013 Estate Merlot||Red. Merlot||$42|
|2015 Next Step||Red. Merlot, Cab Franc & Pinot Noir||$27.50|
|2016 Plot Twist||Sparkling. Viognier||$35|
Address: 990 Lower Debeck Road