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June 2019
Cabernet Franc CL.214 Vertical Tasting
12:00 PM     Thu, Jun 6, 2019 - Fri, Aug 30, 2019
Venue: Bench 1775 Winery

Our Regional Reflection Wine Experience on every Thursday offers an exclusive opportunity to taste our celebrated premium small lot wines and get to know Bench 1775, our family and philosophy.

We will be pulling wines from our library cellar of four spectacular vintages of our Cabernet Franc cl.214. Starting with the coveted 2013 and 2014 vintages, we will be tasting through to our not-yet-released 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the climatic range of our exciting growing region in BC and to experience the evolving maturity of our Cabernet Franc cl.214 barrel aging program. This will also be a chance to taste a pre-release of our 2016 Cabernet Franc cl 214, the first vintage to have 24 months in barrel. Taste how this beloved wine has matured through the years. From veraison to cellared vertical, our cab franc will steal your heart, as it has ours.

Tastings start at promptly at 12:00 pm on every Thursday and are by appointment only. 

 Each experience runs approximately 1.25 hours long.

A $30 per person fee applies.

Call us at 250.490.4965 or click on THIS LINK to purchase tickets online.

Outdoor Yoga on Bench 1775's Patio
8:45 AM to 9:45 AM     Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - Sat, Aug 24, 2019
Venue: Bench 1775 Winery

Reflexions Studio & Bench 1775 invite you to enjoy a one-hour yoga class overlooking the beautiful Okanagan Lake.

All levels of ability welcome. 

$17/class drop-in (cash only) or purchase a pass online from this LINK.

Every Wednesday & Saturdays at 8:45 am, starting June 1st

Penticton Art Gallery Fundraising Art Auction
5:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Thu, Jun 27, 2019
Venue: The Penticton Art Gallery

Bench 1775 Winery will be honoured to sponsor the 42nd Annual Fundraising Art Auction presented by the Penticton Art Gallery. 

Guests will be greeted with bubbly at the door before being seated in our elegantly decorated auction hall. Before the live auction commences, guests will get to savour an exquisite meal catered by a local restauranteur. A cash bar will be close at hand to supply beers from Cannery Brewing Co. and  glasses of fine wines from Bench 1775. Throughout the entire gallery there will be an array of enticing items, services and experiential packages on offer in the silent auction. The evening will culminate during the live auction when bidders compete for historical and contemporary art from all around the world.

Funds raised through this event provide integral support for our childrens' and educational programming throughout the year, such as the Young@Art after-school program.

Tickets may be purchased at the Penticton Art Gallery or by calling 250-493-2928. Please note that tickets purchased online are subject to service charges. Tickets purchased in person or over the phone will not be subject to service charges.

This is a 19+ event. Advance ticket sales only.

Plz check out the link here for detailed information.

Pride Themed Silent Disco
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Fri, Jun 28, 2019
Venue: Bench 1775 Winery

June is Pride month! We're proud to welcome all Rainbow Warriors to join us for our next Silent Disco on the patio. Dj Shakes will spin tunes into wireless headphones worn by all participants.

Tickets are $25+tax. Includes a complimentary shuttle service. 

15% discount applicable for our Wine Club members. Only 75 tickets available

The shuttle leaves The Penticton Lakeside Resort at 6:30pm & 6:45pm and will return guests back at 10:15pm & 10:30pm. No RSVP necessary.

Call us at 250.490.4965 or click on THIS LINK to purchase tickets online.

Sat, Jun 29, 2019 - Fri, Jul 5, 2019
Venue: Bench 1775 Winery

For Canada’s birthday week, Bench 1775 Winery will be holding an Instagram Photo Contest for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card!

All you have to do is: 
1. Visit our Instagram Frame Photo Booth located at the winery 
2. Take a picture of yourself in our Instagram Frame 
3. Post the photo on your social media and tag us

Be yourself, be creative, and most importantly have lots of fun!

This contest starts on Saturday, June 29th and the Winner will be chosen on Friday, July 5th.

Sat, Jun 29, 2019 - Mon, Jul 1, 2019
Venue: Bench 1775 Winery

For Canada’s 152nd Birthday we are giving away Bench 1775 Swig cups when you purchase $200 worth of wine in the store. What better way to celebrate Canada’s birthday by buying local amazing wine from one of Canada’s top 8 Wineries?

If you ever need an excuse to binge on wine, now is the perfect time to do it because when you purchase $200 worth of wine, you get a free Swig Cup so you can take your Bench 1775 wines with you wherever you go. And the best part about the Swig Cup is not just how portable it is but it keeps your wine fresh for longer because it is sweat-free, has a copper coated insulation and is made with 304 grade stainless steel. It also keeps your wine nice and cold for up to 9 hours!

But you better hurry! Promo lasts from June 29-July 1st only. Bring a friend or any fellow wine lover so you can take a Swig together.


Live Music On Our Patio
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sat, Jun 29, 2019
Venue: Bench 1775 Winery

Cat Wells will be playing live music on our spectacular patio on Saturday, June 29 from 1-4pm. Stop by our winery to enjoy some beautiful music, views and sample some lovely wine!

Live Music, Sauvignon Blanc + Oyster
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sun, Jun 30, 2019
Venue: Bench 1775 Winery

LIVE MUSIC, WHITE WINE + FRESH OYSTERS: A big summer event you wouldn’t want to miss!

Start your summer right with Bench 1775 Winery! On June 30th from 1-4pm we will be hosting a white wine + oyster event complete with live entertainment. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Tickets price for the event is only $25 and that includes 6 fresh oysters and 1 glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

We will also be showcasing a wide variety of fresh oysters, care of Codfathers Seafood, that guests can choose from.

To keep you entertained all night, amazing live music will be provided by SlapDog.

Bring your friends, your family, or a special someone because what better way to start the summer than drinking one of Canada’s best wines, fresh seafood, live music, and to top it all off: Bench 1775 Winery’s iconic waterfront view.

Tickets can be purchased through THIS LINK

July 2019
Bench 1775 Annual Wine Club Party 2019
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM     Fri, Jul 12, 2019
Venue: Bench 1775 Winery

Mark your Calendars! We've set the date for our Annual Wine Club Members Party.

Please Join Us on Friday, July 12th 2019 for food, wine and good vibes!

There will be 2 events happening on this day. 

For members wishing to start the party early, we invite you to hike down to our Lakeside Cabin for pre-wine drinks. We ask that members wear sensible footwear as you'll be walking down a steep laneway to the beach.

Our evening event begins at 4:00pm and runs through until 7:00pm. We will be offering appie style food, provided by Flambe Catering. Our wines will be paired with the food at multiple different stations throughout the winery.

We do require everyone to RSVP to as we have limited space.

We look forward to celebrating with our Bench Family!

Interested in becoming a Wine Club Member? Click HERE to join today! 

August 2019
97 South Song Sessions Songwriters Festival
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Thu, Aug 1, 2019
Venue: Bench 1775 Winery

Join us on August 1st for the inaugural 97 South Song Sessions Songwriters Festival on Bench 1775 Winery's iconic patio! The performance event hosted by Paul McGuire (ET Canada), features award-winning songwriters and recording artists sharing the stories behind their hit songs with intimate performances for an unforgettable evening like no other.

Performers include:
GRAMMY Award winner and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Tim Nichols
GRAMMY Award nominee and CMA “Song of the Year” winner, Jimmy Yeary
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee, Bob DiPiero
2017 CCMA Roots Artist of the Year nominee and 2017 CCMA Songwriter of the Year nominee, Jessica Mitchell

Tickets on sale now at THIS LINK

September 2019
Saving Rainbows
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Tue, Sep 10, 2019
Venue: Bench 1775 Winery

Around the world, over 70 countries have anti-homosexuality laws, and many more have other laws that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Rainbow Railroad is a registered, charitable organization that provides support to LGBTQI individuals seeking a safe haven from state-sponsored or enabled violence.

Bench 1775 Winery will be hosting a charitable event on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 to support & raise funds for Rainbow Railroad. Tickets cost $75.00 per person. Your ticket includes 1 glass of wine, plated dinner & shuttle from Penticton Lakeside Resort. Wine by the glass will be available for purchase with proceeds going to Rainbow Railroad. There will also be a Silent Auction, Wine pull, and Raffles.

Purchase your tickets here.

If you are unable to make the event, you may also donate by clicking on these links for Facebook or Go Fund Me

2019 Tailgate Party
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Sep 14, 2019
Venue: Naramata Heritage Inn

Celebrate the harvest with us and make your plans to join Bench 1775 Winery and 30 wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association for our renowned Annual Tailgate Party on September 14!

Taste, Tapas and Tunes are the order of the evening – taste the terroir through our winemakers’ renowned wines, and savour the creative tapas from Naramata chefs while enjoying live music in a fun friendly atmosphere.

This year’s theme is Roaring 20’s, the era when Naramata and the Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa were in their early days. Although you needed a password to get into speakeasies of the 20’s, you just need your ticket to get into this celebration of Naramata wines and culinary delights.

If you choose to dress Roaring 20’s there will be prizes for best costumes. (You don’t have to but it adds to the fun!) Flappers were the fashion in the 1920’s for women and Harry Houdini, Babe Ruth, Amelia Earhart, Don Juan, Charlie Chaplin, Betty Boop, Mickey Mouse, and John Dillinger were the talk of the era. Jazz was hot and the blues were cool, and the Charleston was the dance craze. So have some fun and dive into a costume creation if dress-up is your thing.

More details, including shuttle information:

Purchase tickets online via THIS LINK.

Purchase tickets by phone:
1-800-656-0713 – Ask for “The Tailgate Party - Naramata Bench Wineries”


Have you heard the news? We were recently named in the TOP 8 WINERIES IN CANADA, and the TOP 4 WINERIES IN BC at the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada!  

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