Van Westen Winery: Wine Tasting on the Naramata bench

Diana Chan August 30, 2016 Naramata Bench, Penticton, winery


Van Westen Vineyard is located in the Naramata Bench. There has been 3 generations and 50 years of family tradition in this vineyard.

This was our 3rd stop on our winery tour and probably one of the best wineries we visited on our trip.


Their tasting room is pretty cool as all the bricks have been written on with chalk. You can’t leave without leaving your mark on their wall.


Duke, the winery dog was here to hang our with all the winery guests.


We started off with the white wines and they don’t have a fancy tasting room like some of the other wineries. We loved this experience as it was all about the wine.

We tried the:

  • Vino Grigio 2014
  • Vivacious 2014
  • Viognier 2014
  • Vixen 2014
  • Vicicle 2014


The white wines were fantastic! My favourite was Vivacious 2014 as it has a good amount of tree fruit and lemon aroma. There is also hints of honeysuckle and apple peel.


Next, we went into the barrel room to taste their reds. The ones they had to sample were:

  • Van Westen/Dibello Pinot Noir 2011
  • Voluptuous 2012
  • V 2011
  • V 2012


I loved this experience! Very unique and they show you how it is without any fancy set up. The ladies with me ended up buying quite a few bottles from Van Westen.

2800 Aikins Loop, Naramata, BC


About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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