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Bench 1775

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
Leanna Liu
 
June 26, 2014 | Leanna Liu

B.C. Wine on Display in China

 

(Photo credit - http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos/14259399908/in/photostream/)

On June 25, 2014, The British Columbia Newsroom published an article, "B.C.'s Agrifoods Reputation Grows Stronger In China." This article summarizes the sucessful trade mission of Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick and the B.C. delegation to China. "The trade mission featured a strong B.C. presence led by Letnick and representatives from the province’s blueberry, cherry and speciality meat industry. Led by Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, between June 13 and June 22, 2014, industry and government leaders from across Canada met with senior Chinese officials in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai."

Moreover, Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick mentioned that "The trade mission provided us with an important opportunity to meet directly with Chinese officials and reinforce B.C.’s stellar reputation of producing high quality and trusted foods. It was a successful tour and B.C. looks forward to building on the momentum from our visit to China and continuing to increase on our already record-setting exports.” After visiting a Beijing wine shop, Mr. Letnick talked to an employee about B.C's quality ice wine and held two bottles of Paradise Ranch icewines.

Time Posted: Jun 26, 2014 at 1:41 PM
Leanna Liu
 
June 20, 2014 | Leanna Liu

We've Won More Awards!

  

We've just won more awards and accolades in the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines and the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition! 

Our 2013 BENCH 1775 Sauvignon Blanc was a FINALIST in the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines. With 436 entries, this was the largest competition to date. Of the wines submitted for tasting, the panel of expert judges chose only 55 to advance to the final evaluation. Our 2013 BENCH 1775 Sauvignon Blanc achieved this distinction! "The judging panel commented 'the standard of quality was very high this year. In part, that reflects two good vintages in 2012 and 2013, along with challenging vintages in 2010 and 2011 that quite a number of producers handled well. The high quality also reflects the ever more accomplished viticulture and winemaking throughout the industry.' "

Moreover, we have won more MEDALS at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2014! Our 2012 BENCH 1775 Pinot Noir won SILVER, 2012 BENCH 1775 Gewürztraminer and 2012 BENCH 1775 Groove won BRONZE!

Many thanks for your support and the hard working team at BENCH 1775 Winery!

Time Posted: Jun 20, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Leanna Liu
 
June 14, 2014 | Leanna Liu

Phantom of the Opera on the Bench!


Dear Wine & Music Lovers, Phantom of the Opera fans and Broadway lovers, join us for a night like no other! The Phantom of The Opera will be presented an exclusive engagement at BENCH 1775 Winery on August 17, 2014 | 7 pm featuring international Broadway and London West End legend, Peter Karrie, best known for his portrayal of “The Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera worldwide and international diva, coloratura soprano Melina Moore. Tickets | $40 ea. For more info, please contact our Event Co-ordinator, Sonya Patrick, sonya@bench1775.com or call (250) 490-4965.

Time Posted: Jun 14, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Leanna Liu
 
June 11, 2014 | Leanna Liu

The Spring Shipment for Wine Club Was Just Sent!

Our Spring shipment for Wine Club went out on May, 2014, with all our fantastic, yummy new wines. Some of which are only available to wine club members or at the winery! So, those of you who are not yet members, get on board and sign up before the fall. Don't miss out on the opportunity of 15% discount and a chance to try all our great new Award Winning Wines.

Time Posted: Jun 11, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Leanna Liu
 
May 28, 2014 | Leanna Liu

WHAT A YEAR IT HAS BEEN!

With May, we had the release of our newly bottled wines, already winning awards and accolades. Our portfolio has expanded to include two new elegant and dry wines: Glow, a rose made in the traditional style of St. Tropez wines of Southern France and Pinot Gris. Rounding out the portfolio is our signature Sauvignon Blanc, a delicately expressive Gewurztraminer and the ever popular and easily quaffable Chill, a lovely fruity white blend. We have also released Groove, a red blend that when slightly chilled makes for a fabulous match with sunny patios and BBQ action. 

The ALL CANADIAN WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS were recently announced and from a field of over 1950 wines from across Canada, our 2013 Pinot Gris was awarded DOUBLE GOLD!!! Our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded GOLD and our 2013 Gewurztraminer and 2013 Glow Rose was awarded SILVER! 

And because we love, we've got prices that will make you happy! Why don't you join us on a Saturday afternoon with great LIVE MUSIC and our award winning WINES?

Time Posted: May 28, 2014 at 1:53 PM
Leanna Liu
 
May 22, 2014 | Leanna Liu

Blues City Trio Live Music Show

 

From May to September, BENCH 1775 invites the Blues City Trio and YOU to join our live music show! "Blue City is a Kelowna-based musical trio that have been entertaining Okanagan audiences for over 15 years. Blue City has developed a hard-earned reputation as one of Kelowna’s finest professional musical acts – covering a spectrum of musical styles from classic rock and pop, to jazz, latin, country and world music."

For more information about Blues City Trio, please visit Blues City Trio 

Live Music Show Schedule:

May 31, 2014 (5-9 pm)

July 5, 2014 (5-9 pm)

July 19, 2014 (5-9 pm)

Aug 9, 2014 (5-9 pm)

Aug 30, 2014 (5-9 pm)

Time Posted: May 22, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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