BC VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) is the appellation of origin and quality standard for the Wines of British Columbia. BC VQA certified wines must meet specific standards with respect to origin, vintage and varietals. These wines are also tasted by a qualified panel for quality characteristics prior to being able to use the BC VQA designation. To put it simply, when you see BC VQA on a bottle, it is your guarantee that you’re sipping a wine that is 100% from British Columbia, Canada.
A certified organic tree fruit farm, vineyard and nature estate along the banks of the pristine Similkameen River in Cawston, British Columbia, Canada. The winery produces small lots of premium award winning tree fruit wines and grape wines from Similkameen and Okanagan fruit.
BENCH 1775 - 2014 Medium-Dry Gewürztraminer - Gold Medal! 94 Points!
Tasting Notes: This unusual expression of Gewurztraminer is done in a style that is off-dry, with subtle notes of typical Gewurztraminer characteristics. Aromas of ginger, rose petals and green melon meld with subtle flavou..
BENCH 1775 - 2014 Glow Rosé - VQA - Best Rosé in B.C. - 93 points!
Awards: WINE OF DISTINCTION: 2015 Canadian Oyster Wine Pairing Competition / 2015 Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in BC Wines
Copper-hued, this Malbec based rosé has lambert cherry overlayed with dried thyme and Mey..
BENCH 1775 - 2014 Pinot Gris - VQA - Double Gold! 91 Points!
Ripe apple, pear and white blossom on the nose, with hints of caramel apple, bright citrus and finishing with juicy fruit. Dangerously delicious with everything.
Tasting Notes: Ambrosia apple on the nose with c..
Bench 1775 - VQA 2014 Sauvignon Blanc - Best White on Show / Gold Medal Winner!
Tasting Notes: Multiple picks the fruit for this wine allows for fresh acidity and a lovely ripeness spectrum of sauvignon blanc flavours and aromas. Whole-cluster ferment and a small portion of l..
Bench 1775 - 2016 Whie Merlot - VQA - Gold Medal! - Our long-awaited new wine, 2016 White Merlot, is finally officially released in 2017!
GOLD Medal Winner — 2017 Cascadian Wine Competition
TASTING NOTES— An unusual expression of Okanagan Merlot – the grapes for this wine was ha..