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“Nice patio, but that's about it”
Review of Bench 1775 Winery

Bench 1775 Winery
Ranked #22 of 84 things to do in Penticton
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: BENCH 1775 Winery is located on a spectacular 30 acre waterfront vineyard property near Penticton, BC. BENCH 1775 is uniquely positioned in the center of the Naramata Bench, boasting stunning 180 degree views of Okanagan Lake. Our Tasting Room and vineyards are located on Naramata Road, the most popular wine touring route in the Okanagan. Come visit us, take in the view, and taste our award-winning wines.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice patio, but that's about it”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

This winery was on our list because of the TA reviews, but we were rather disappointed. The patio and views were gorgeous, but there was no food to purchase, save for a some BabyBel cheese and chips. The wine was mediocre at best.

Visited August 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely the BEST patio view. Hands down.”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We arrived at Bench 1775 eagerly anticipating one of their oven-cooked pizzas and were sorely disappointed to find out they only served lunch on weekends! The patio was definitely the nicest we came across both in Penticton, Oliver and Osoyoos, so again, very disappointed to not sit out and enjoy a meal. However, our host - a young man from France - made up for it with his dry wit and generous pours. We will definitely be returning next time we are in Penticton, and this time on a weekend!

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Fabulous food with great views”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Stopped here during a tour of naramata wineries. We were hungry and the sign for homemade pizzas caught our eye and was the main reason we stopped. The choices were few, just 3 pizzas but we ordered 2 and both were delicious. Thin crust, cooked on he BBQ with fresh and delicious toppings. We enjoyed a glass of wine, crisp and delicious and the kids had sparkling peach juice. We also loved the live band that was playing. The views are fantastic, it was a perfect place to spend an hour relaxing in the sunshine.

Visited August 2013
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Naramata, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Yup, it's true. The patio view at Bench 1775 is by far the best one in the whole Okanagan Valley. And now the patio is bigger. We are locals and we love to sit out on the patio sipping wine, listening to live music and chatting with friends. The wines are of good value to boot!

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Best staff of all the winery's. Beautiful views and a great patio! I got engaged there this summer and the staff were just as excited as I was about it. They let me do exactly what I wanted with a smile on there face. Thanks

Visited July 2013
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