Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775

 

It’s almost Christmas and time for you to get your wine shopping on. ‘Tis the season for friends and family to drop by and you want to be ready. Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions features the wines we love from Bench 1775. You’ve probably noticed that we have focused on BC Wines on our special features and there is a reason for that. BC Wines are really good. Our special favourites tend toward whites and rosé wine and we also love sparkling wines. So be it white, red, rosé or sparkling you will definitely find something to please everyone on your list with Bench 1775 wines. Available at the winery, on their website and in select liquor stores including EverythingWine.

RIESLING

2015

TASTING NOTES— A classic style of dry Riesling, this wine expresses the racy bright acidity and fresh notes of lemon. Perfect to pair with seafood and cream sauces.

WINEMAKER’S NOTES—
GRAPE VARIETIES: 96% Riesling, 4% Pinot Gris PRODUCTION SIZE: 160 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14%
SWEETNESS: 1.6 g/L
AGING: Stainless Steel

REGION: Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley HARVEST DATE: October 29, 2016 BOTTLING DATE: March 15, 2016
CSPC: +482877  UPC: 626990243090

On sale on the Bench1775 website for $12.90

 

CHILL (WHITE BLEND)

2016

TASTING NOTES— A riot of fruit flavours, this juicy fruit wine is perfectly balanced with soft acidity for a very enjoyable and easy to drink sipper. Made from a secret blend of Pinot Gris, Semillon, Chardonnay and three aromatic varietals: Gewürztraminer, Riesling, and Viognier, this wine has a vibrant spectrum of Okanagan fruit flavours. Perfect alone or paired with fresh vegetable and seafood appetizers.

WINEMAKER’S NOTES—
GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon, Gewurztraminer, Riesling
PRODUCTION SIZE: 1500 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14%
SWEETNESS: 2.7 g/L
AGING: Stainless Steel

REGION: Okanagan Valley
SOIL TYPE: Sandy Silt
AGE OF VINES: 7-13 Years
HARVEST DATE: Late August-Early October 2016 BOTTLING DATE: February 2017

CSPC: +865493 UPC: 626990163497 on the Bench 1775 website at $17.90

 

GLOW (ROSÉ)

2016

TASTING NOTES— Great wine starts in the vineyard! A dry and complex rosé, we sourced the wine-making technique from the vineyards surrounding St. Tropez. Pair with a big sun hat and oversized celeb sunglasses. Paparazzi ready!

GOLD— 2017 British Columbia Wine Awards
SILVER— 2017 Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada

WINEMAKER’S NOTES—
GRAPE VARIETIES: 44.5% Malbec, 22.5% Cabernet Franc, 21% Syrah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Pinot Noir,
2% Chardonnay
PRODUCTION SIZE: 580 Cases
ALCOHOL: 13.3%
SWEETNESS: Dry 2.8 g/L

REGION: Osoyoos & Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley SOIL TYPE: Loamy Silt
AGE OF VINES: 7-13 Years
HARVEST DATE: Multiple picks mid-late Sept, 2016 BOTTLING DATE: March, 2016

CSPC: +230789 UPC: 626990107798 on the Bench1775 website $19.90

 

PINOT GRIS

2016

TASTING NOTES— Our Pinot Gris grows on the southern end of the Naramata Bench near Penticton Creek in our Hudson Vineyard. The soil of this vineyard was once part of a glacial lake bed which makes it rich in calcium that imparts minerality and lively acidity. This truly is a year-round white as well as our winemaker’s favourite.

WINEMAKER’S NOTES—
GRAPE VARIETIES: 94.2% Pinot Gris, 5.8% Gewurztraminer PRODUCTION SIZE: 400 Cases
ALCOHOL: 12.6%
SWEETNESS: 1.5 g/L

REGION: Naramata Bench & Summerland, Okanagan Valley SOIL TYPE: Loamy Silt
AGE OF VINES: 7-13 Years
HARVEST DATE: September – October 2016

BOTTLING DATE: March 2017 CSPC: +64790
UPC: 626990163510 on the Bench1775 website at $16.90

 

VIOGNIER

2016

TASTING NOTES— Blended from two separate vineyards, this wine is a reflection of the different aroma and flavours from our cooler Naramata vineyard blended with our warmer Osoyoos vineyard. On the nose, green lime rind notes are overlaid with rose petal, tangerine and ripe apricot. On the palate, rich flavours of ripe apricot, tangerine peel, and guava balanced with a citrus acid backbone. This wine will pair well with roast root vegetables, Moroccan spiced dishes and umami meats like shellfish, salmon or pork.

SILVER— 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition SILVER— 2017 Selections Mondiales des Vins Canada 91 POINTS— John Schreiner, September 8th, 2017

WINEMAKER’S NOTES—
GRAPE VARIETIES: 95% Viognier, 5% Pinot Gris PRODUCTION SIZE: 900 Cases
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
SWEETNESS: 7.4 g/L
AGING: Stainless Steel

REGION: Osoyoos & Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley SOIL TYPE: Loamy Silt
AGE OF VINES: 7-13 Years
HARVEST DATE: September, 2016

BOTTLING DATE: February, 2017 CSPC: +425751
UPC: 626990243083 on the Bench1775 website at $24.90

 

BLANC DE BLANCS a Wine Club exclusive

2012

TASTING NOTES— Méthode Traditionnelle sparking wine made from 100% Chardonnay. Lemon zest and lively acidity balance the toasted creamy flan palate. A long finish from lees aging makes this the perfect wine to celebrate your every day moments.

PLATINUM— 2017 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada SILVER— 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition

WINEMAKER’S NOTES—
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay PRODUCTION SIZE: 620 Cases ALCOHOL: 12.3%
SWEETNESS: Dry 1.0 g/L

REGION: Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley SOIL TYPE: Ancient Lake Bed Silt
AGE OF VINES: 10 Years
HARVEST DATE: September 2, 2012 BOTTLING DATE: October, 2016

CSPC: +51795 UPC: 626990243038  a Wine Club exclusive on the Bench1775 website at $28.90 for Wine Club members only

 

BRUT ROSÉ

TASTING NOTES— A lively elegant blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, this sparkling wine has been aged on lees and blended over two vintages for complexity. The unique copper hue comes from precise Pinot Noir skin contact. Best paired with cheeses and light food.

SILVER— 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition
91 POINTS— John Schreiner, September 8th, 2017

WINEMAKER’S NOTES—
GRAPE VARIETIES: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir PRODUCTION SIZE: 533 Cases
BOTTLE SIZE: 750 ml
ALCOHOL: 13.4%
SWEETNESS: 2.4 g/L

REGION: Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley SOIL TYPE: Clay Sand & Lime-rich Silt AGE OF VINES: 6-12 Years
BOTTLING DATE: Oct 28, 2016

CSPC: +6489 UPC: 626990285366 Available in select liquor stores and the Bench1775 Tasting Room only at this time.

About Bench1775

OUR LAND & WINES

Found in the heart of wine country in beautiful British Columbia, Bench 1775 is located on the southern shore of Lake Okanagan. Named after the address of our winery, 1775 Naramata Road, along the beautiful Naramata Bench, Bench 1775 Winery is a celebration of land and place.

Wines from Bench 1775 are produced with the unique expression of fruit grown in the Okanagan Valley from three vineyard locations: Oxbow Vineyard, on the original Golden Mile in Osoyoos, South Okanagan, and at Paradise Ranch Vineyard and Soaring Eagle Vineyard in the Central Okanagan.


OUR PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy at Bench 1775 is to capture the full expression of the grapes grown in vibrantly healthy and balanced vineyards. We then manage the winemaking to allow for the natural expression of the grapes. We believe that great wines start in the vineyard, so all of our vineyard sites were analyzed in detail before being planted with clones and rootstocks best adapted to our soils and the climate of our sites.

Carefully managed vineyards and beautifully balanced wines could not be produced without an amazing team of dedicated and focused individuals all working together. The team, led by Viticulturist/Winemaker Val Tait, is supported by Alain Sutre, our wine consultant extraordinaire from Bordeaux France. Our tireless vineyard workers, our diligent cellar staff and our enthusiastic sales and marketing group round out our team.

WE’RE #13 WINERY IN CANADA & #7 WINERY IN BC!

Have you heard the news? We were recently named #13 WINERY IN CANADA, and #7 WINERY IN BC at 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada!

WINERY & TASTING ROOM

1775 Naramata Rd.
Penticton BC, Canada, V2A 8T8 (250) 490.4965

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Valerie van der Gracht

About Valerie van der Gracht

I am a Boomer, mom, gram, wife, foodie, wine novice, and I love to travel. Experiencing life and dividing my time between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Formerly a Vancouver Wine Festival volunteer and freelance blogger for HelloVanCity.com and VancouverIslandStyle.com now Editor and Publisher of MyVanCity.ca Connect at [email protected] Twitter @myvancity Instagram @myvancityca and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/myvancity/

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