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Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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We came looking for cheese and left with wine and cheese.....

After visiting two other wineries, we were on the hunt for some cheese to enjoy with the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Marilyn R
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Kelowna, Canada
Thoroughly enjoyable

We went for lunch and really enjoyed our time here. It’s a small patio with a limited menu. The... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
HollieBean
,
Vancouver, Canada
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“blue cheese”(18 reviews)
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Situated in Penticton, at the gateway to the picturesque Naramata Bench, Upper Bench offers a unique experience to locals and visitors by offering pairings of their two passions: artisan wine and hand-crafted cheese. Winemaker Gavin Miller believes...more
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170 Upper Bench Rd S, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

After visiting two other wineries, we were on the hunt for some cheese to enjoy with the afternoon's purchases with, and saw the artisan cheese sign, and followed the arrows. We go to Naramata often, but have never turned right on the Upper Bench for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We went for lunch and really enjoyed our time here. It’s a small patio with a limited menu. The brick oven pizzas were very flavourful. We tried three. Our favorite was the Upper Bench with a lovely mix of cheese and caramelized onions and a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

When we same that this winery also made cheese I was sold! We tried 5 wines with 2 different cheese pairings, the Gold and the Blue cheese. Both were incredible! I’m not a blue cheese eater usually, but this upper bench blue cheese will rock...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank schmidtyc
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This winery was recommended when we enjoyed wine/cheese tasting at another winery and really like the Brie from upper bench. Unfortunately they were out when we arrived due to the ‘fresh’ nature of Brie. We did leave with the Gold cheese which was good. Since...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Ordered two pizza's and a bottle of wine. Service was quick. My pizza was quite tasty, the other one was burnt badly on the bottom. Looks like they let the oven temperature get away from them. Mentioned to our server, she was quite apologetic and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank steve R
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We really enjoyed the merlot and cheese. The restaurant serves pizza, but we didn't have time for that.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

It was $4 for a cheese tasting and though they make six cheeses they only gave two tiny bits of two varieties, one of which was described as the odor being 'barnyard' Friends were charged for two wine tastings though they shared a wineglass to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Kelly V
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for some quick wine tasting and ended up staying for a few hours. The staff was very nice and gave our two little girls chalk and bubbles so we could enjoy some of their wine. We ended up staying for lunch and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Brymanda
UpperBenchWinery, Manager at Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking time to submit a review here on Trip Advisor. Come back any time!

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The offerings inside the tasting room and the pizza on the patio were all great but the thing that made our experience fall a bit flat was the service we received inside the tasting room. We were the only two in there and the girl...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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UpperBenchWinery, Manager at Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi JNorthorp. Thank you for taking the time to add a review of your experience here and I’m glad that overall, your Upper Bench experience was great. I am sorry that you were a little disappointed with the ‘robotic’ quality of the woman serving you...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

Disappointed in the Merlot . . .had a lot of sediment (pieces) at the bottom that came throughinto the glassMore

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Colinda99
UpperBenchWinery, Manager at Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi Colinda99. Thank you for taking the time to add a review of your experience here. I’m sorry that you were disappointed with your bottle of our Upper Bench Merlot because of the crystalline sediment. We create our wines with minimal amount of intervention possible...More

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