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Wendy Vallaster
April 14, 2020 | Wendy Vallaster

2018 Riesling gets press in the Globe and Mail!

Another great write up! This time, in the Globe and Mail featuring a handful of wines that Christopher Waters says "stood out in recent tastings", one of which is Tightrope Winery's 2018 Riesling! Lynsday O'Rourke has been getting quite a lot of attention drawn to her Rieslings of late, and they speak for themselves with regards to the level of quality BC Riesling can bring to our dinner tables.

Here are Christopher's tasting notes... "Tightrope’s house style is to make a refreshing expression of riesling with some sweetness to balance the grape variety’s naturally high acidity. Made from estate-grown grapes on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan, which were picked in two separate lots about one week apart to add complexity, this offers an attractive fruit salad suggesting green apple, grapefruit and white peach with a clean, fresh finish. Drink now to 2025. Available direct through."

For the time being, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of 6bot+ with the promo code ShiptoSip !!

...and remember, everything happens for a Riesling…/article-eight-tasty-ways…/

Time Posted: Apr 14, 2020 at 2:25 PM
Anthony Gismondi
November 8, 2019 | Anthony Gismondi

Judgement of BC Wraps Up

Judgement of BC Wraps Up
By: Anthony Gismondi

The Judgement of B.C. wrapped up last week closing out an annual event that has been running for five years, comparing B.C. wines against “benchmark” labels (by price) from around the world. It was never quite best against best but a useful exercise nonetheless to see just where we stand against the competition.

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Time Posted: Nov 8, 2019 at 1:09 PM
Tightrope Winery
November 4, 2019 | Tightrope Winery

The Last Judgement of BC: a Watershed Moment

The "Last Judgement of BC": a Watershed Moment
By: Tim Pawsey

I’m pretty sure that Judgment of BC 2019 was one of the largest tastings of its kind ever held in Canada. On October 29th 34 judges sat down at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. We concluded what’s been a worthy exercise for BC wines since the first ‘Judgment’ took place in 2015.

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Time Posted: Nov 4, 2019 at 2:06 PM
Tightrope Winery
November 4, 2019 | Tightrope Winery

The Wines of British Columbia Celebrate International Recognition at the Final Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

For Immediate Release: The Wines of British Columbia International Recognition at the Final Judgement of BC Wine Tasting
by: BC Wine Institute

PENTICTON, BC - The Wines of British Columbia were put to the ultimate test at the final Judgment of BC on Tuesday, October 29, where special guest and wine expert Steven Spurrier joined 32 top wine professionals from around the world and across the country to take part in a full-day, blind tasting of 24 of BC's celebrated grape varieties; Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah against 16 international benchmarks.

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Time Posted: Nov 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Chelsea Powrie
November 4, 2019 | Chelsea Powrie

Tightrope Winery's 2016 Syrah Top of Category at the 5th Annual Judgement of BC

5th Annual Judgement of BC wines was also the last
by: Chelsea Powrie

The fifth and final Judgment of BC wine competition crowned its winners Tuesday at the Penticton Lakeside resort, and local wines came out on top. 

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Time Posted: Nov 4, 2019 at 1:55 PM
Anthony Gismondi
October 10, 2019 | Anthony Gismondi

Is diversity the long game in British Columbian wine?

Salut: Is diversity the long game in British Columbian wine?
By: Anthony Gismondi


Demanding diversity in our wines and obtaining it are often two very different stories, especially in the New World. As the years unfold, British Columbia wineries are finally moving in the direction although it's not necessarily just about different grapes going into the ground. 

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Time Posted: Oct 10, 2019 at 12:41 PM
Tightrope Winery
September 27, 2019 | Tightrope Winery

Noire Unscripted


Tempest Theatre Presents NOIRE UNSCRIPTED: The Dark Side Of Wine Country. 

A writing and theatrical performance improvised in real time. 
On the Tempest stage, local writer Nikos Theodosakis and three Vancouver master improvisers will create and perform a play based on audience suggestions, the wild musings of Nikos and many, many interruptions to keep them charged, challenged and in the moment. The unfinished script is performed (sight unseen) by the actors and when they run out of pages, they must continue the plot. Oh, and the writer can interject at any moment to ambush their logic and send them on a wild goose chase. Don’t believe it’s all made up? Then we’ll see you at both shows.
Featuring: Graeme Duffy , Lauren McGibbon, Scott Patey
and Special guest Writer Nikos Theodosakis
Cost: $25 or $15 for Students ( At the Door only with Valid Student ID)

When: Friday, October 4th 7:30pm
Saturday, October 5th 7:30pm
*Doors open at 7pm 
Ticket Link:
Where:  Tempest Theatre 
125 Eckhardt Ave East, 
Penticton BC  V2A 1Z5

Tightrope Winery
September 18, 2019 | Tightrope Winery

Wines of Canada - Discover the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia - Grape Experiences

Wines of Canada - Discover the Okanagan Valley in British Columibia - Grape Experiences
By: Cindy Rynning

The only time I’ve visited the Okanagan Valley wine region in British Columbia was during a conference in 2013. I had the opportunity to visit wineries that were (and still are) producing beautiful selections in breathtaking settings. I’ve longed to return.

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Paula Toren
September 11, 2019 | Paula Toren

Naramata Bench - A Weekend in Wine Country

Naramata Bench - A Weekend in Wine Country
By: Paulina Toren, Cupcakes and Life

I am sure you guys all saw on my IG stories a couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend wine touring in Naramata. Naramata is a quick one hour drive from Kelowna and around a 4 hour drive from Vancouver, which makes it a perfect weekend getaway.

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Tightrope Winery
August 28, 2019 | Tightrope Winery

Tailgate Party 2019

The Tailgate Party is the Naramata Bench Wineries Association event of the season. Join us for a fabulous Naramata wineries style evening of wine, food, live music, celebration, and fun in the heart of Naramata on the grounds of the beautiful and historic Naramata Heritage Inn.

This year's theme is Roaring 20's, the era when Naramata and the Naramata Heritage inn were in their early days! You needed a password to get into speakeasies in the 20's, but you just need your ticket to get into this celebration of Naramata wines and culinary treats. Dress in theme if you want as there will be prizes for the best costumes.

Get more info adn purchase tickets at or phone at 1-800-656-0713.