Henry Bian joined Bench 1775 in March 2014. He began his winery job as a cellar hand for the first year, then he moved to vineyard and took over property management as well for two years. During these three years, he also took part in bottling, warehousing management, accounting and tasting room as needed. From 2018 to 2019, he developed his main energy to the 30 acres new vineyard development. He has been involved in all aspects of the winery over the past five years. In early 2020, he returned to winery as general manager. It was a fresh start for him, but he was confident, because he is young, innovative, responsible and full of love for wines, he has devoted himself to providing more excellent wines and wonderful experience for all customers.
Enthusiastic Tina came all the way from China. She completed her Bachelor's degree in international trade in China then an M.B.A. from New York State University in 2003 and finally settled down at Vancouver, Canada in 2007. With many years experience in sales, management, administration, contract negotiating, inventory controlling, logistics, communications and customer service, Tina adds incredible value to Bench 1775 and she is our key to bringing our wines to wine lovers globally.
“I’m so proud to tell our customers that we have the best view you have ever seen and we make the best wines. It is such a pleasure to be part of the Bench 1775 family, growing with the winery and great people here.”
Jesci’s role at the winery is to ensure that each department has everything they need and that no call goes unanswered. On any given day you can find her smiling face greeting you at reception, in the tasting room, up a ladder, on the bottling line or even picking icewine. Jesci has lived in the South Okanagan for the better part of her life and chose to raise her two children, Kayla and Hunter, in her hometown of Penticton. During the first portion of Jesci’s career, she worked as a community support worker in Penticton, but in 2017 she decided a fresh start was in order and turned her attention to the wine industry. Jesci is a passionate athlete and volunteer and has completed Ironman Canada twice as well as volunteering for Ride 2 Survive for many years.
Originally from Beijing, China, Leanna joined Bench 1775 Winery as the Marketing & Social Media manager in 2014. With expertise in social media, advertising, graphic design and search engine optimization, she manages the entire Bench 1775 social network sites.
She holds a bachelor's degree in Film & Television Screenwriting from Communication University of China and a Master's degree in Digital Media Management from Northeastern University, Massachusetts. After completing her studies, Leanna moved to Vancouver and discovered her passion for the wine business. Leanna is excited to bring experience in all facets of the marketing & social media industry to Bench 1775 Winery.
Kelly has over 10 years of in-depth accounting experience in hospitality, real estate, and hi-tech industries. Her responsibilities at Bench 1775 Winery include all functions of finance, payroll, internal control analysis and financial reporting. She has always had an adventurous spirit, having left China in 2003 for Vancouver to pursue her dream of studying abroad, and learning different cultures. Kelly and her husband moved to Penticton in 2017 to raise her two kids and take advantage of all the Okanagan has to offer.
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