Bench 1775 Winery

1775 Naramata Rd, Penticton BC V2A 8T8
$$ No Food

As one of the best wineries in Okanagan, Bench 1775 winery is located at the epicenter of the renowned Naramata Bench – a premier address and a must visit destination for those seeking breathtaking views, stunning vineyards, and distinctive wines. Our tasting room and wine shop are uniquely positioned on a spectacular 30-acre waterfront vineyard property, boasting stunning 180-degree views of Okanagan Lake. Join us on the patio Anthony Gismondi describes as “the best patio in the world.”

Reservations

Booking Notes:

We are a pet-friendly winery so all your furbabies are more than welcome here!
If you are a Visa Infinite cardholder please present card upon arrival and book your tasting in advance.

Business Info

  • Address: 1775 Naramata Rd, Penticton BC V2A 8T8
  • Cross Street: 1775 Naramata Rd, Penticton, BC V2A 8T8
  • Location: Penticton
  • Cuisine: No Food |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Wine Bar/Shop
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (250) 490-4965
  • Features: Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Tasting Menu, Winning Wine List, Free Wi-Fi, Lake View,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip,

Photos

Bench 1775 Winery - Great wines with a view!
Bench 1775 Winery - Wine with a view

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tastings - standing in tasting room 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Valid between: Jan. 1, 2021 - Sept. 30, 2022
Tuesday
Tastings - standing in tasting room 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Valid between: May 10, 2021 - Oct. 19, 2022
Wednesday
Tastings 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Valid between: April 20, 2022 - Sept. 28, 2022
Thursday
Tastings - standing in tasting room 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Valid between: April 21, 2022 - Sept. 29, 2022
Friday
Tastings - standing in tasting room 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Valid between: March 18, 2022 - Oct. 30, 2022
Saturday
Tastings 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday
Tastings 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.72 out of 5 stars based on 163 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2022
Lawrence L.
Richard is a gifted winemaker and in his hands every bottle is pure magic.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2022
Su C.
The time spent with us was relaxing and very fun! Great wine, view is beautiful and overall a wonderful experience… Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 1/10
Value: 1/10
Aug 17, 2022
Jeremy S.
We found the woman who conducted the tasting to be arrogant and charmless. We were put off by the rigidity with respect to the wines offered for tasting. We were interested in the whites more than the reds, but the response was that we were limited to only the small number of wines available for tastings. The response was “we have 42 wines…you can’t taste them all”. In my experience, most wineries with an understanding of maximizing the customer experience provide their tasting hosts with some flexibility to open bottles that might not be on the tasting list. Finally, Bench has a beautiful outdoor space, yet we were required to stand in their gloomy and nondescript tasting room. Following the dour experience at Bench, we went down the street to Moraine Estate Winery and had a delightful experience – knowledgeable staff with a light and fun attitude who went above and beyond to make the experience memorable. We bought bottles at Moraine and none at Bench, primarily because we did not want any commission flowing to our hostess.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2022
Sachiko S.
It was wonderful tasting experience. I had guests from Australia. They enjoyed wines & atmosphere. It was lovely that they accommodated us an hour early since our plan got changed due to the restaurant was closed. It was wonderful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 06, 2022
David H E.
We only had the wine tasting hence the reason for the low rating for the food. Our server was excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining. Wine quality was above average and prices were within current winery values.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 22, 2022
Nick K.
Malicai was sick

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2022
Mitchel C.
We had a great time ! The hostess was amazing, knowledgeable and fun! We really enjoyed the wine tasting! We did not eat there but the food smelled so amazing that we are planning a trip back just so we can try it! Such a beautiful place! The view is amazing!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2022
Eric I.
We had a amazing sit down tasting here with a wonderful hostess who was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions without hesitation. We were seated outside on the patio with a wonderful view overlooking Okanagan Lake. Highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2022
Steve W.
Everything was absolutely fabulous. The outdoor Entertaiment put the whole wine tasting experience over the top. Thank you!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2022
Sarah M.
Great experience! Scenery was breathtaking, building and staff were wonderful, wine was delicious. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 03, 2022
Richard M.
Stopped in for a wine tasting today. Friendly service and a great selection of wines. The $10 tasting fee is a great deal considering you can use it towards your purchase - unlike some other wineries on the Naramata bench. And if you're looking for a place for a glass of wine and bite to eat - with an unsurpassed view of Okanagan Lake - this is your place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 21, 2022
Kristine V.
One of the best wineries out there

Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 02, 2022
May A.
Enjoyed the Winery. We did not eat there so could not rate the food (na)

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2022
Mark E.
Our host was knowledgeable about the wines and had good suggestions for food pairings. The winery won some ACWAs, which our host should have known, but didn’t. Something for our host to improve. We’re glad we did the tasting with food pairings.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2022
Rosalind H.
Didn’t try the food, so I really can’t rate it!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
May 23, 2022
Lucas H.
We had a great visit. We didn’t eat. We were a little squeezed together, wine was delicious, but fell short of our overall expectations. We will definitely return.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 10, 2022
Jackie H.
Food took 1 hour to come after ordering, server never updated us as to why ans asked as if that was normal...