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“Every Vineyard Has a Story but Serendipity . . .” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Serendipity Winery

Serendipity Winery
Ranked #10 of 20 things to do in Naramata
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Owner description: Serendipity Winery is a small, family-run winery nestled in the pristine hills of Naramata. We just opened in June 2011, and have already won 16 awards for our wines (as of July 2012). We specialize in quality, hand-crafted wines with a rich, full-bodied flavour. Our tasting room has a relax, laid back feel – we try to let every visitor have a unique experience. Join us in our wine shop for tastings daily from 10-5.
Calgary Alberta
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“Every Vineyard Has a Story but Serendipity . . .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

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!

Visited August 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Excellent selection on wines and great friendly service. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed this winery - the ambiance is amazing and the tasting fees are donated to charity (Alberta Flood as the winery is the official winery of the Calgary Stampede). They had a limited edition Stampede wine. The bottles have really cute sayings on them.

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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great back story”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is a relatively new winery. Loved the way the tasting room is set up in a grotto. You have to make sure you hear the back story to this winery. Staff was knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. I don't like to recommend wines since my tastes may differ from yours, but if we had not already blown our budget, we would have picked up a bottle or two.

Visited June 2014
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“Wonderful wine by a wonderful woman”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Love love love!
It is a quaint little spot nestled in the Naramata hills.
The wines are incredible arguably some of the best I have tasted from this area.
Reds are bold and fastasticly drinkable.
Whites are refreshing and approachable.
I highly recommend going to this spot.
Especially for the wonderful story that will break your heart, inspire and empower you! Dont miss this one :)
Enjoy.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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“Great, big,beautiful award-winning reds + fascinating back story.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Wonderful reds in particular; we tried + bought them all. The setting the winemaker created is wonderful with the wine cave built underground into the hill and the vineyard stretching before it. It is the first local winery we'd been to with tastings in the cave (Seven Stones in Similkameen Valley does now too.)
The winemaker and her
daughter were very helpful, unpretentious, knowledgeable and welcoming- happy to answer our questions. A great experience.

Visited August 2013
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