The idea for the book resulted from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association visits each year to Victoria to host our Spring Wine Release Events.
The Naramata Bench is one of the most renowned wine regions in both British Columbia and Canada. How it came to be is a story told in this coffee-table-style book. The book reveals the personal stories behind the region’s vineyards and wineries, and the winemaking philosophy of each. Written and designed with wine tourists and oenophiles in mind, this book informs, entertains and fascinates with thoughtful and illustrated profiles of 26 different wineries on the Naramata Bench, making it essential reading for anyone visiting the area, or enjoying the wines produced here, or as a call to come and visit the Bench.
Author Garth Eichel is a writer, photographer, editor and publisher. He has written about wine, beer and spirits for a range of publications, including the Victoria Times Colonist Newspaper and Wine Access magazine. A certified sommelier, he completed his Level III diploma program with the International Sommelier Guild (ISG) in 2014. Garth lives in Victoria with his wife and son.