Founded by Graham and Lyndsay O’Rourke, both of whom are experienced with Okanagan viticulture and winemaking, Tightrope is an award-winning winery located on the Naramata Bench. Planted in 2007 and 2008, Tightrope’s seven acres of vines were formerly an apple orchard. Extensive terrain shaping and carefully-planned blocks ensured the best interaction between air, water and sun, leading to controlled yields of the highest quality. Tightrope used to supply wineries such as Road 13, Ruby Blues and Mission Hill. Since 2012, though, the O’Rourkes have been making their own wine, striking a balancing act between the art of farming and fermentation.