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Leanna Liu
July 29, 2014 | Leanna Liu

The First Annual Loving Hands Summer Gala at BENCH 1775 Winery

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. 

Time Posted: Jul 29, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Leanna Liu
July 22, 2014 | Leanna Liu

A Newly Renovated VIP Room Is Coming!

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!

Time Posted: Jul 22, 2014 at 9:45 PM
Leanna Liu
July 18, 2014 | Leanna Liu

The Great Performance from Kevin Kane & Bryan Potvin

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. 

Time Posted: Jul 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Leanna Liu
July 13, 2014 | Leanna Liu

Join Our Sweet Wine Club

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.

Time Posted: Jul 13, 2014 at 9:09 AM
Leanna Liu
July 4, 2014 | Leanna Liu

We're the Winner of the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition!

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.

Time Posted: Jul 4, 2014 at 4:08 PM
Leanna Liu
July 2, 2014 | Leanna Liu

Let's Celebrate the FREE Pouring Events!

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!

  • July 4 & 5, 2014           Location: (Sidney LDB Store) 2335 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC                             
  • July 5, 2014                  Location: (Westwood VQA Store) B4-1410 Parkway Boulevard, Coquitlam, BC      
  • July 11, 2014                Location: (Peachland LRS) 5500 Clements Crescent Peachland, BC‎
  • July 11 & 12, 2014        Location: (Westshore LDB Store) 600 - 2945 Jacklin Rd, Langford, BC             
  • July 11, 2014                Location: (Mud Bay VQA Store) 1315 56 St, Delta, BC                                           
  • July 12, 2014                Location: (Matticks Farm VQA Store) 133 - 5325 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, BC          
  • July 16, 2014                Location: (Crush Bistro) 3024 30th Ave, Vernon, BC                                 
  • July 25 & 26, 2014       Location: (Lynn Valley LDB Store) 15 - 1199 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver, BC  
  • July 26, 2014                Location: (Savour the Okanagan) The Prestige Hotels & Resort Ballroom 4411 32 St., Vernon, BC
  • August 20th, 2014         Location: (Salmon Arm Liquor Store) 111 Lakeshore Dr E, Salmon Arm, BC

Time Posted: Jul 2, 2014 at 6:53 PM
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