On August 8th, we will have host a charitable event, Frist Annual Loving Hands Summer Gala, which will gather donations for the Arusha Scholarship Fund. The community will come together to support the future of students in Arusha Tanzania, through a beautiful evening of entertainment, local talent showcases, delicious wine, and good company.
All proceeds from this event will go to the Arusha Scholarship Fund, a project created by a group of passionate students who want children in Arusha, Tanzania to have the opportunities to education they deserve. Christian is the first student we are sponsoring, and with the help of the community we can make many more academic dreams a reality.
We hope to see you there, and if you have any further questions about ticket sales or wish to participate in anyway, feel free to contact ARUSHASCHOLARSHIPFUND@GMAIL.COM or (250)486-6064.
Renovated in June, the V.I.P. Tasting Rooms is available for BENCH 1775 Wine Club members and guests. It offers spacious, comfortable and private space for all your needs. With its elegant and refined decoration, we will provide you with food and our award-winning wines to enjoy as you take in the view of Okanagan Lake to the sounds of Uncorked. By joining the BENCH 1775 wine club, you we'll offer you a vineyard tour, barrel-tasting tour and a guided wine tasting paired with food!
July 16th, we were hosting free live music with Kevin Kane of the Grapes of Wrath and Brian Potvin of the Northern Pikes, visitors and fans enjoyed fabulous music, good wines and an amazing view!
From the mid-80s to the early-90s, The Grapes Of Wrath and The Northern Pikes produced some of the catchiest and most heart-felt singles and videos to come out of Canada at that time. This pairing presented a special treat for fans of Canadian rock, as Bryan Potvin of The Northern Pikes and Kevin Kane of The Grapes Of Wrath teamed up to perform their solo material and favorites from both bands, both individually and as a duo. As well as old favourites from their respective back catalogs, Bryan drew heavily from his just-released debut solo album, Heartbledwhite, while Kevin performed several of the songs from last year's Grapes comeback, High Road, and slipped in a song or two from his next solo project.
Great news for dessert wine lovers! Now we are offering the Sweet Wine Club Choice which includes our portfolio icewines and late harvest wines. Our icewines are produced from grapes ripened in the summer sun and left on the vine to freeze naturally in the frigid Canadian winter. The frozen grapes are painstakingly harvested by hand at temperatures reaching - 8º C for an extended period. This concentrates the flavour and sugar yielding what many regard as the ultimate sweet wine. Pressed while still frozen, the grapes release only 5 - 10% of their normal juice leaving the water content behind in the form of frozen crystals. After a slow and skillful fermentation process the wines are ready for bottling. The intense varietal flavors and brilliant complexity of a finely balanced Icewine offers an unparalleled experience.
Our 2013 BENCH 1775 Chill won GOLD MEDAL, 2013 BENCH 1775 Sauvignon Blanc won SILVER MEDAL, and 2013 BENCH 1775 Glow (Rosé) won BRONZE MEDAL at the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious international wine competition, in San Francisco, California.
The 34th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition was held in San Francisco from June 20th through the 22nd, saw industry professionals and wine writers, from the U.S. and all over the world taste their way through wines submitted by more than 4,500 wineries from 26 states and 31 countries. For this year’s competition, BENCH 1775 Winery was competing with about 1,400 wineries from dozens of countries. It is evident that BENCH 1775 wines can proudly stand in the company of world's best wines.
We want to thank you for your continued support, we would like to invite your to join the BENCH 1775 July fouring events. The following are the locations and dates we will have our professional sales pouring the fabulous BENCH 1775 white wines! Don't miss out this great opportunity!
August 20th, 2014 Location: (Salmon Arm Liquor Store) 111 Lakeshore Dr E, Salmon Arm, BC
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