Naramata TailGate Party Sold Out!


If you didn’t get tickets – it’s too late – unless you know someone who has an extra one. I would call them now if I were you! The Naramata Bench Winery Association Tailgate Party on September 13 is going to be THE event of the fall season.
The Chefs are very excited to be creating pairings for all the lucky guests from proteins that were available in the Okanagan in 1959, the year that the film “My American Cousin” was set in.

Seven talented Chefs from Naramata Bench restaurants will be creating a fabulous menu of gourmet offerings featuring a wide selection of Ocean Wise™ fish being supplied by Codfathers Seafood Market, and ranch and game meats being supplied by North Okanagan Game Meats.
The fish, which was all available in the streams, rivers and lakes in the Okanagan in1959 includes Steelhead Trout, Sockeye Salmon and Artic Char. Chef Robert Codonier from Hillside Bistro, Bruno Terroso from the Vanilla Pod at Poplar Grove Winery, Mark Ashton from The Patio at Lake Breeze Vineyards, and AK Campbell from the Naramata Heritage Inn will be creating the seafood pairings.
The ranch and game meats for the menu pairings were either hunted or ranched in 1959. They include wild boar, pork and lamb dishes prepared by chefs Darin Paterson from Red Rooster Winery’s Pecking Room Patio Grill, Abul Adame from The Kitchen at Misconduct Wine Co., and Stuart Glynes from The Bench Artisan Market.
The Tailgate Party this year is a celebration of the making of the Naramata film “My American Cousin,” which was shot in September 1984 by Writer/Director Sandy Wilson, who was born and raised in Naramata. Sandy and some of the original cast and crew will be at the party as we revisit the summer of 1959 in Naramata, the setting for the film.
The 24 member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association are circling their trucks on September 13 for their wine party of the season. The event will take place at Poplar Grove Winery on the Naramata Bench from 6:30 to 9 PM.
Attendees will enjoy wines from 24 renowned wineries, food from Naramata Bench restaurants, and live 50’s music. And for those who dare to wear a 1950’s outfit as there will be prizes for the best and most authentic ones. I hope to see you there!

and now…. the wineries who will be there pouring:
Kettle Valley Winery, Therapy Vineyards, Serendipity Winery, Van Westen Vineyards, Elephant Island Orchard Wines, Lake Breeze Vineyards, Lang Vineyards, Terravista Vineyards, Moraine Estate Winery, Bench 1775 Winery, Black Widow Winery, Laughing Stock Vineyards, 3 Mile Estate Winery, Howling Bluff Estate Winery, Hillside Winery & Bistro, D’Angelo Estate Winery, Red Rooster Winery, La Frenz Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, Monster Vineyards, Perseus Winery, Misconduct Wine Co., Deep Roots Winery, and Upper Bench Estate Winery. / @naramatawines /  #naramatatailgate

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Brad Krauza - Publisher
Publisher and CEO. First & foremost, father, son, brother and uncle. I am also a huge music fan, promoter and marketing & promotions maniac. As a fulltime musician for the past 35 years myself (yikes, that’s a long time!), I’ve come to appreciate the fact that I am able to perform and sing for people and in return, them enjoy it as much as I do. There is something to be said for that exchange of energy and good vibes that live music brings to all, from the stage to the seats, there is nothing like it and I so look forward to feeling that again when we are out of this crazy mess we are in. Music is needed desperately in everyone’s lives. The goal is to reach out and bring some awareness and light into the music scene by featuring their new music, events and in general, some light into the changes we’ve all had to adjust to in 2020. We all feel the strain in every aspect of these changes and are going to try to do our best to fill our cups up with some fantastic local music while many so of us hang on through this bumpy ride we are on. ? Making an effort to change our own thoughts and habits, can strike a chord mentally and change us along with our communities lives. Be safe and…let’s ROCK N ROLL!


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