For the last three summers we have included Serendipity on our most anticipated wineries to experience on Naramata Bench.
Judy and her daughter, Katie have always been welcoming! We have in the past enjoyed a tour of Judy's winery and seen her accomplishments demonstrated through her amazing wines. Her Bordeaux blends are absolutely superb - specifically the Seranata- which for $40 is a steal for this caliber of wine.
The last two summers we have tried to attend the "naughty or nice" party held on the Saturday of the August long weekend. They have great appies paired with three of their wines including the Devils Advocate (which just seems to get better each season with Judy's skill and passion for wine).
Through the years we have learned her story and seen her progress. Each vineyard in the Okanagan has their own story - however Judy's story of her love of wine has been very special. This is Judy's second career and she seems to be flourishing!
We have visited vineyards throughout the Okanagan and many have interesting and curious histories that are often reflected in their names. For some who go that route the name of the property is like the name of a beloved sailboat. For every
appropriately named Hillside or Poplar Grove (both worth a visit by the way) one finds a Blasted Church.
Serendipity has come by its moniker like the latter. Learning the story is like learning of the pioneer -like trials, that new comers brought to this part of Canada's desert, as they wrestled dusty plots into orchards and now into vineyards. This is one enterprising woman's story of that transformation. Stand before the rows, underground bunker behind you and reflect on the meaning of Serendipity. It - like the wine - may move you.
We will return again next year for more of Judy's wonderful wines and to catch up on her great wine making adventures and stories!
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