Naramata Inn Wine Bar
Updated: May 3, 2022
For Immediate Release
May 3, 2022
Introducing Eliza - A Naramata Wine Bar
Launching at Naramata Inn on Monday, May 17 with Sneak Previews May 4, 5 and 6
Naramata, B.C. - Nearly two years after opening the doors to the reimagined Naramata Inn, the Naramata Hospitality Limited Partnership group is delighted to open Eliza - A Naramata Wine Bar. Eliza opens this week with the anticipation of becoming the second unmissable Naramata Inn venue, this time celebrating the excellence of the wines of the Okanagan and beyond.
Eliza will open Wednesday through Friday from 3pm to 10pm starting May 4, 5 and 6 and will move to Monday through Friday beginning on May 17th. Eliza will welcome guests on a first-come, first served basis with no reservations required.
Eliza aspires to become the first great wine bar in Okanagan wine country. Award-winning Wine Director, Emily Walker has curated a wine program to delight, inspire and educate. An extensive by-the-glass wine selection will showcase local excellence in winemaking, augmented with benchmark wines from around the globe. The extensive wine selection will be backed up by a unique, locally-focused cocktail program, as well as tastes of delicious “French Naramation” cuisine from Chef Ned Bell.
“Eliza is the Naramata Wine Bar I’ve been dreaming of,” shares Walker. “Every great wine region of the world has an amazing wine bar, and bringing this experience to the Okanagan is incredibly exciting.”
Eliza is located in what was originally the well loved Cobblestone, and also features a delightful outdoor patio. The creative team led by Marnie MacLean of Birch West Interior Design has given the space a wonderful contemporary feel while respecting the heritage of a 114 year old building.
Named in honour of Eliza Robinson, wife, mother and matriarch to the J.M. Robinson family that founded Naramata Inn in 1908, the new Wine Bar recognizes one of the key founders of the magical town of Naramata.
Print ready images are available here.
New Seasonal Menus: All new lunch, dinner and dessert menus launched this past weekend full of bright new flavour bursts like First-of-the Season Asparagus, Pacific Scallop Crudo, 63 Acres Beef Tartare and Naramata Apple Sourdough with Housemade Cultured Butter - and that’s just the first course! Some of our most popular plates return with seasonal twists. Guests are delighting in our Halibut & Little Neck Clams in kelp and chardonnay broth, Dry Aged Fraser Valley Duck with orchard fruit, and beet + potato terrine, and Pacific Scallops with house-cured + smoked pork belly, cultured butter, onion soubise and Jordan's bean - just to name a few.
Leaving room for dessert is imperative with Pastry Chef, Liz Stevenson's new line up of mouthwatering creations. We cannot get enough of her Caramel Choux a La Creme with salted honey caramel, crunchy toffee and crème fraîche sorbet, Creek & Gully Cider 'Float', and house made ice creams, whiskey chocolate truffles and other dreamy bites.
View menus at naramatainn.com/eat
Apricot Blossom Cocktail- What tastes more like spring than fresh flowers? Here in Naramata, apricot blossoms are having a moment. Doesn’t a home-made Apricot Blossom cocktail feel like just the thing? Print ready images and recipe available here.
Spot Prawns - Chef Ned’s favourite season is almost upon us and we are pleased to share a new recipe Poached Wild BC Spot Prawns, Last Summer’s Naramata Peaches, Verjus Vinaigrette, Foraged Sumac Aioli that Ned will be doing a live cooking demo at this year’s Spot Prawn Festival on Sunday, May 15th at Fisherman’s Wharf in Vancouver. Print ready images and other spot prawn recipes available here.
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Eliza is a Naramata wine bar set on becoming an iconic wine destination in the South Okanagan. Eliza promises wine delights and discoveries from the legendary Emily Walker paired with a tightly curated menu of Ned Bell’s “French Naramatian” cuisine. Located in the Inn’s cozy lower level, Eliza boasts an atmosphere of modern refinement in a comfortable indoor-outdoor setting. It’s named for Eliza Robinson who was the wife, mother and matriarch to the J.M. Robinson family that founded both the Village of Naramata and the original Naramata Inn in 1908.
About Naramata Inn:
Constructed 114 years ago by the town’s founder, J.M. Robinson, Naramata Inn would welcome some of the Okanagan’s very first tourists and go on to weave a colourful thread throughout Naramata’s history. Naramata Inn is still making headlines as the best way to enjoy the full bounty of the Okanagan Valley. The Inn delivers a proudly “Naramatian” experience, from the best local growers and artisans in Naramata and the Valley, through to showcasing the true depth and breadth of award-winning wines produced by British Columbia’s winemakers.
Each of the 12 unique mission-style rooms showcase the Inn's original 1908 charm, all with direct access to lovely verandas featuring views of the gardens, lake, and hills. All rooms and interiors were refreshed in 2020, the Inn features all of today's comforts and, of course, reliable WIFI.