Burnt Grass Vineyards B&B
Burnt Grass vineyards
in the heart of the Naramata wine country
Vacation or Retreat - the time is now!
we are now booking for the 2023 season
May 1st through October 31, 2023.
for reservations and availability
Our Cancellation policy is pretty simple. If something should come up (covid, medical emergency, travel restriction, family problems, etc..) just give us a call or drop us an e-mail and we will happily cancel your reservation. If in the last week before arriving and you have already paid you visit in full, we will happily refund your entire payment. No cancellation fees, no Service fees.
This crazy world we live in gives us all enough stress. Deb and I feel that your vacation should not be one of them. We care about our new family.
Stay safe and healthy.
Max and Deb
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Our Guest room
The Cab Franc Room
The spacious Cab Franc room comes fully loaded with the amenities travelers are looking for. In floor heating through out so you never get cold feet. A private entry with a large private patio overlooking the vineyards and Naramata country side. Large and comfy queen bed, Free internet ,TV with 200+ channels including Netflix and Prime video, computer desk for two with cell phone charger / USB ports , a bar fridge, wine glass, bottle opener, Keurig coffee maker with an assortment of coffee, teas, and hot chocolate.
The Cab Franc bath has a large walk-in shower, high end fixtures, and custom Italian tile flooring
Cab Franc Bathroom
The Cab Franc bath has a large walk-in shower, high end fixtures, and custom Italian tile flooring on top of in floor heating. no more cold feet
The Burnt Grass Experience--ever thought about getting a hands-on experience in vineyard? Different times of the summer bring different processes, trimming the vines, leaf thinning, mowing between the vine, picking (if your lucky enough to be here when the grapes are ready it’s a party in it self) , the annual grape stomp ( yes we actually stomp the grapes like they have for generations, do you remember the I Love Lucy episode when Lucy and Ethel stomped grapes?) even bottling is fun. We would love to have you join us. We are happy to explain the process from vine to bottle. This is completely optional and at no cost. We have had past guests join us and absolutely loved it. We offer this as something different to experience and tell your friends when you get back
Breakfast at Burnt Grass Vineyards
We serve a continental breakfast with a few surprises and always observe our guest's dietary needs
Always fresh local fruit, juice, and Deb's home made granola
Every breakfast is a fresh baked surprise
Breakfast at Burnt Grass vineyards
Breakfast served with a breathtaking view of the lake, in your room, or on your private patio overlooking the wineries.
Wines of Burnt Grass Vineyards
Deb's Intarsia Wood Art
Intarsia uses varied shapes, sizes, and species of wood fitted together to create a mosaic-like picture with an illusion of depth
All these pieces have been hand made by Deb, Some designs have over 200 individual wooden pieces
Sorry these pieces are not for sale
A special thanks to our volunteers
We could not do it without you
The harvest brunch was prepared by Deb and was amazing. Home made hearty soups, petite sandwiches, fresh fruit and of course wine. we even set up a tasting of wines and the grapes they came from. you sampled a grape then tasted the wine of the same variety.
Why “Burnt Grass” vineyards?
Why such an unusual name? It all started way back in 2017. Deb and I were looking for a log home as a summer house for our retirement. We searched high and low through out the Naramata and Skaha Lake area, but nothing called to us. One weekend we were with a realtor and had exhausted all the Log home listing when the realtor suggested we look at a piece of land. Deb and I really were not into building but said “what the heck, maybe the universe has something different in mind for us.”
We stopped at the base of the lot to take a peek. We decided to climb to the top of the lot to check out the view. Deb had gone ahead of me up the weed infested hill. As I made my way up the hill, I looked up, Deb had stopped climbing and was looking back at me. I looked into Debs eyes and knew at that instant that we were building. Deb smiled and said, “I am so sorry love; we are going to build”. We both fell instantly in love with the property. The lot was purchased that day. A few weeks later we retuned to the Okanagan to visit the lot and remind our selves what we had done. While at the lot a construction worker approached us and asked if we knew who owned this property. With a big smile Deb replied, “I do as of today”. The construction worker went on to say that he and his crew were installing new water mains for the city and could he use the lot to store the pipes as there was no other place close by where they could store them. Deb agreed since we knew it would be a few months before we were ready to break ground.
A few weeks go by when Deb gets a call from the construction company “I am so sorry miss Burkhardt, but the lot caught fire. The fire is out but much of the lot is burned”. Apparently one of the water main workers was welding a pipe (why on earth you would weld a pipe on a lot full of dry grass evades me) the hillside caught fire and spread rapidly. Since the fire main had been turned off to be replaced there was no water to put the fire out. Our lovely new neighbours had rushed over with the garden hoses in hand to help, luckily the residential water was still on. Thanks to the quick thinking of the construction supervisor who ran up the hill and grabbed a near bye excavator, he was able to make a trench around the fire and contain it from growing. By then the fire truck arrived and used what water they carried in the truck to finish off the smoldering remains. When we returned a few days later sure enough about half the lot had burned. Now when we meet new people in the neighborhood all we have to say is “We own the lot that caught fire” and everyone knows exactly where we live
So, their you have it, how “Burnt Grass vineyards” came to be.
We enlisted the help for from our daughter and granddaughter who came up with what we think is the perfect Logo--The Phoenix, a mythical creature who rises from the ashes and builds a new future. We loved the idea and the way they shaped the Phoenix into a wine glass.
A glass of wine, a star lite night, and new friends by the campfire make for a perfect night.
Sit back and enjoy the view of our universe as the stars come out. The remoteness of Naramata and Burnt Grass Vineyards gives you a spectacular night sky.
What better way to close out a day than a nice glass of wine, a warm crackling fire, conversing with your new friends, and learn about the great Okanagan valley.
Many new experiences are just waiting to be explored
Explore The Kettle Valley Railway Trail by Bicycle
Should you desire your Burnt Grass Vineyards hosts will transport you and your bikes up to Chute lake where your journey begins.
let gravity take you on a two hour cruise though the beautiful hills and vistas on the old Kettle Valley Railroad. during your ride you will pass through one of the original tunnels dug in 1885. You can still see the blackened rocks from the steam engines boiler. From Little Tunnel, as its called, you get a breathtaking view of the valley and pristine Okanagan lakeyou simply glide all the way back to the vineyard
(Bike rentals are available for those who need them)
Enjoy the view and your favorite beverage overlooking the lake
How to get the Perfect Vacation
Little Tunnel on the KVR Downhill
Enjoy a calm ride down the Kettle Valley Railroad Trail. Pass through little tunnel like the old KVR steam train did many years ago. Check out the old Rock ovens the rail road workers used when building the railroad.
Ask your host about the Burnt Grass vineyard KVR downhill bike cruise.
Get dropped off by your host up at chute lake and enjoy the 2 hour downhill ride all the way back to your room with little or no pedaling