We are very delighted to launch our newest Bench 1775
#Icewine, Bonfire! A blend of #PinotNoir and #Merlot Icewine, it is the perfect après bevvy for any winter activity as it pairs best with a crackling fire of any size. Available on our website and in Tasting Room.
BONFIRE ICEWINE 2017
This Pinot Noir Icewine is made from fruit harvested on Christmas Eve 2017 from our Naramata Bench vineyards. Low yields from tiny clusters resulted in rich, concentrated flavours of frozen black forest cake – iced raspberries, mild cocoa, caramel flan and balanced with bright lemon peel acidity. This rare wine is a special treat to enjoy with dark chocolate desserts by candlelight or on it’s own by the fireplace. Enjoy!
About Bench 1775
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.
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.