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Bench 1775

Leanna Liu
 
June 30, 2016 | Leanna Liu

Bourbon - Glazed Grilled Salmon

PAIR WITH OUR PINOT NOIR OR WONERDERFULLY DRY ROSE!

 

Ingredients:

3 tbsp Brown Sugar

3 Tbsp Bourbon

2 Tbsp light Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp grated Ginger

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

3 Garlic cloves, minced

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

4 salmon fillets

134 thinly sliced green onions

1 tblsp sesame seeds

Method:

Combine brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, ginger, lime juice, garlic and pepper.  Place salmon fillets in mixture amd marinade in fridge for one hour, turning regularly.

Grill skin side down on medium hot grill for 4-5mins each side, depending on thickness.

Pour reserve marinade into saucepan, stir over medium heat and reduce.

After removing salmon from grill, brush sauce on each fillet and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds.

SERVES FOUR.

Time Posted: Jun 30, 2016 at 12:33 PM
Leanna Liu
 
September 8, 2015 | Leanna Liu

Harvest 2015 Has Begun

Words can not describe how exciting this time of year is for us! We picked our first grapes on August 20th - 2015 is currently (and exceptionally) 3 weeks ahead of schedule, and since then there has been constant activity at Bench 1775 Winery. 

Bench 1775 grapes are hand-harvested, each cluster cut carefully off the vine, and the grapes are returned to the winery.

Once they are delivered to the winery, the grapes go immediately into the crusher de-stemmer, which removes the grape berries from the stems and gently crushes the grapes, producing the juice that will one day be a Bench 1775 wine!

 

Time Posted: Sep 8, 2015 at 10:34 AM
Leanna Liu
 
July 21, 2015 | Leanna Liu

Outdoor Yoga at Bench 1775 Winery Deck

We have outdoor yoga classes throughout the summer!  Our winery is the perfect venue to explore outdoor yoga. With 3 class offerings a week, there is sure to be something to fit your schedule. Every Wednesday and Friday from 9am - 10am. Every Thursday from 7:30pm - 8:30pm. These gently invigorating classes are open to anyone wanting to improve their wellness by exploring the mind/body/spirit connection through Hatha Yoga. Throughout the summer we will visit such principles as mindfulness, self care, breath work, meditation, gratitude & more. No experience is required and all ages, shapes & fitness levels are welcome. For more info please email carrie@fenixyoga.com

Time Posted: Jul 21, 2015 at 12:55 PM
Leanna Liu
 
June 24, 2015 | Leanna Liu

Recent Award Results

It's been a winning season at Bench 1775! We have won many DOUBLE GOLD and GOLD medals from highly respected competitions, such as All Canadian Wine Championships, Los Angeles International Wine Competition, Northwest Wine Summit, and Pacific Rim Wine Competition, since this May. We are exremely pleased with the results and owe these amazing awards to our very talented winemaking team! The most awarded white wines are our 2014 Bench 1775 Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Bench 1775 Gewürztraminer, 2014 Bench 1775 Chill (White Blend), and 2014 Bench 1775 Pinot Gris. Also, our excellent red wines received numerous awards and high scores from wine judges and wine enthusiasts. Our 2013 Bench 1775 Merlot was scored 90 POINTS from John Schreiner and got SILVER medal at the 2015 All Canadian Wine Championships and 2015 Northwest Wine Summit. 

Come visit us and sip on our award-winning wine while enjoy the BEST view in the Okanagan!

Time Posted: Jun 24, 2015 at 3:09 PM
Leanna Liu
 
April 25, 2015 | Leanna Liu

2 Gold Medals And 5 Silver Medals at 2015 Pacific Rim Wine Competition

We are thrilled to announce that our Bench 1775 Sauvignon Blanc and Whistler Riesling ice wine were awarded GOLD MEDAL in the 2015 Pacific Rim Wine Competition! Also, our Bench 1775 Syrah, Bench 1775 Merlot, Bench 1775 Cab Franc Malbec, Paradise Ranch Sauvignon Blanc ice wine, and Whistler Merlot ice wine were awarded SILVER MEDAL! We look forward to seeing all our wonderful fans for a sip of our award-winning wines! Shop our wines here.

Time Posted: Apr 25, 2015 at 11:32 PM
Leanna Liu
 
August 1, 2014 | Leanna Liu

The Must Visit Okanagan Patio - BENCH 1775 Winery

On July 30th, 2014, Culinaire Magazine posted an article called 7 Must-Vist Okanagan Patios, written by Jeannette Montgomery, accliams that BENCH 1775 Winery is one of the 7 beautiful Okanagan patios made for outdoor eating and drinking. "Across the lake from Summerland is a hidden gem on the well-known Naramata Bench. Newly renovated inside and out, Bench 1775 is the epitome of summer living: relaxing in a comfy chair, overlooking Lake Okanagan, wine in hand. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with a glass (or bottle) of your new favourite sipper, or call in advance for specials throughout the summer. Try the rosé for savoury sipping to match just about any picnic fare."

Time Posted: Aug 1, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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
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