Chain Reaction Vineyard is owned by Joel and Linda Chamaschuk. We fell in love with and purchased our Naramata Bench property in summer of 2017, and then moved from the Lower Mainland six months later to pursue our dream of opening a winery. The existing orchard was removed and we planted grapes in 2019 (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Riesling). We are planning to build a production facility and tasting room which we expect to open in 2021.
The name Chain Reaction was inspired for a few reasons:
- the chain references our love of cycling and triathlon
- a chain reaction of events brought us to where we are today
- a chain reaction occurs from grape into bottle
We have been coming to the Okanagan for years, and most recently for cycling and triathlon – training weekends and events such as Ironman, Challenge, and Gran Fondo. We only ever bought BC wine, so our getaways were a chance to visit old favorite wineries, and discover a few new wineries. We never dreamed we might be one of those new wineries!