Tag: Bench 1775 Winery

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The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

Malbec grapes

Tell Me About BC Malbec

 mywinepal  January 4, 2021  2 Comments on Tell Me About BC Malbec

When we think about red wines of BC we think of wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah grapes.  But what about lesser known grapes such as Malbec?  How much single varietal Malbec wines are made in BC, or is blended with other grape varieties to make a “Meritage” wine? Malbec is a Bordeaux grape that needs…

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Staying Home with Naramata Wines

 mywinepal  March 27, 2020

Are you getting low on your BC wine supply at home?  I think most BC wineries are offering online shopping and delivery of their wines to you.  I was reminded of this by the Naramata Bench Wineries Association.  There is everything you may want here; big bold reds, delicate Pinot Noir, aromatic whites, and cheese! Yes, one winery here also…

Bench 1775 Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and Meritage White 2016

Bench 1775 Wines’ Quality Shows in the Glass

 mywinepal  October 29, 2018

Bench 1775 Winery, located on the Naramata Bench north of Penticton, had GM and winemaker Val Tait, join in the winter of 2012.  Her goal is to make pure, varietal-specific wines that reflect the planted clone varieties, the vineyard sites, and the microclimates of the fruit’s origin.   Val has a great resume, making wines at Poplar Grove, Painted Rock, and…

Colour VQA tasting booklet

9 White and 10 Red Wines You Should Try From the Colour BC VQA Fall Release Tasting

 mywinepal  September 22, 2018

BC VQA wines are released twice a year; once in the Fall and then in the Spring.  The Fall wines tend to show more white wines, as well as Pinot Noir, while the Spring event has more red wines.  This tasting I was able to taste many fine white wines as well as some surprising reds.  The Okanagan Valley is…

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Summer + BC White Wine a Winning Combination

 mywinepal  June 1, 2015

Summer is nearly upon us, but the weather feels like it is already here.  Time to spend time on the patio with family and friends. And of course some nice chilled bottles of BC white wine.  Last week I attended the latest BLOOM BC VQA Spring Release Tasting, and tasted the newest BC white wines, and I have a few…