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Wine For Waves


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Be the first to experience the spring release wines from the Naramata Bench – while supporting the conservation of our oceans.

On May 2, join us for a delightfully delicious evening as we uncork Naramata Bench’s first and finest spring release wines. Sample tasty Ocean Wise culinary offerings, meet the Naramata Bench winemakers and owners, and bid on silent auction items of fine wines from Naramata Bench and exclusive prize packages.

It’s like a pre-season visit to Naramata Bench for one magical evening!

Tickets are in high demand, so get yours early to avoid disappointment.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. This is a 19+ event. All ticket sales are final.

Participating Wineries

3 Mile Estate Winery

Bench 1775 

Black Widow Winery 

D’Angelo Estate Winery 

Elephant Island Orchard Wines 

Hillside Winery 

Howling Bluff Estate Winery 

Kettle Valley Winery 

La Frenz Winery 

Lake Breeze Vineyards 

Lang Vineyards 

Laughing Stock Vineyards 

Misconduct Wine Co. 

Monster Vineyards 

Moraine Estate Winery 

Perseus Winery 

Poplar Grove Winery 

Red Rooster Winery 

Serendipity Winery 

Terravista Vineyards 

Therapy Vineyards 

Upper Bench Estate Winery 

Van Westen Vineyards 

Participating Restaurants

BC Shellfish Growers Association

Forage │Chef Chris Whittaker
Kasu Cured Pacific Provider Pink Salmon with Horseradish cured roe and pickled fiddlehead 

Hapa Izakaya │Chef Nobutaka Watanabe & Chef Daiji Tanaka
Halibut Confit: Ocean Wise confit halibut with shiso tapenade, served on toast 

Hillside Winery and Bistro
Kaffir Lime Scented Dungeness Crab Doughnut with Miso Mayo and Sprouts

Homer St. Cafe and Bar
Pickled mackerel and sweet pepper with eggplant, potato, buttermilk and capers 

Noodle Box
Ocean Wise Lettuce Wraps: Baby ice shrimp tossed with Asian slaw, fresh herbs and an Asian dressing.  Served in a lettuce cup and drizzled with a sweet and spicy Korean sauce

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

The Pecking Room Patio Grill │ Red Rooster Winery │ Chef Darin Paterson
Coq au Riesling: Karen's 2013 Red Rooster Riesling and Okanagan organic slow braised rooster topped with fresh "hickory sticks" 

The Patio at Lake Breeze │Lake Breeze Vineyards │Chef Mark Ashton
Spring Vegetable Bruschetta: Spring vegetables, ricotta cheese with sweet herbs, extra virgin olive oil and Parmesano Regiano, on grilled sourdough 

Terra Breads
Terra Breads’ rich and flavourful toasted Pecan Fruit Crisps topped with a choice of Vista D’oro’s Green Walnut & Grappa or Figs & Walnut Wine Local Artisanal Preserve. Finished with a shave of Little Qualicum Raclette

Upper Bench Winery and Creamery
Selection of artisanal cheeses

The Vanilla Pod Restaurant│Poplar Grove Winery │Chef Bruno Terroso
Smoked Lois Lake steelhead and Okanagan goat cheese mousse with raifort cream and chives 

YEW seafood + bar │Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver │Chef Ned Bell
Albacore Tuna with Avocado, Apple Butter & Soy
Maple Cured & Smoked Sturgeon with Cauliflower 2 Ways
Land Raised Kuterra Salmon with Green Garbanzo Bean Hummos & Lemon Camelina Oil 

Auction Items


  • 3 Mile Estate Winery– Four Bottle Wine Pack

One each of the 2010 Cabernet Merlot, 2011 Pinot Gris Vigonier, 2011 Syrah, and 2012 Gewurztraminer

  • Therapy Vineyards– Two Bottle Gift Box with Bag

One each of the 2008 Super Ego and the 2012 Bi-Polar Ice Wine, as well as a two-bottle gift box and Couple’s Therapy gift bag.

  • Van Westen Vineyards– Three Year Voluptuous Vertical in a Wooden Cherry Box

One bottle of each of the Voluptuous blends in years ’08, ’09 and ’10.

  • Bench 1775 Winery– Three Bottles of Wine and a Beautifully Crafted Wooden Gift Box and Ice Wine

A bottle each of the 2011 Cabernet Merlot, 2012 Pinot Noir, 2012 un-oaked Chardonnay, and 2012 Paradise Ranch Chardonnay. Also a bottle of 2012 Paradise Ice Wine in a wooden gift box.

  • Lake Breeze Vineyards

One magnum (1.5L) of the award-winning XV Pinot Noir 2010.

  • Terravista Vineyards– Four Bottle Pack

Four bottles of the 2012 Figaro, a blend of Roussanne, Vigonier and Marsanne varietals.

  • Howling Bluff Estate Winery

One bottle of the 2010 Summa Quies Vineyard Sin Cera: a blend of all five Bordeaux varietals aged in French oak for 18 months.

  • La Frenz Winery– Three Bottle Signed Collection Pack in Cedar Box

This “Taste of Excellence Collection” is a trio of platinum awarded wines in a branded La Frenz cedar display box. Wines include the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 Grand Total Reserve, and Non-Vintage Tawny.

  • D’Angelo Estate Winery– Six Bottles of Wine

Two each of the 2009 Pinot Noir, 2007 Sette Coppa Riserva Unfiltered and 2010 Dolce Vita Rosso.

  • Laughing Stock Vineyards– One Magnum Bottle of Wine

This magnum of the 2011 Portfolio is Laughing Stock Vineyard’s Bordeaux-style blend.

  • Black Widow Winery– Three Bottle Gift Box of Wines

One bottle each of the 2012 Pinot Gris, 2012 Phobia which is a Syrah and Merlot blend, and the 2012 Red Black, a Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot blend.

  • Hillside Winery and Bistro– Three Bottle Gift Pack

Two bottles of the 2009 Mosaic, gold medal winner of the 2012 Northwest Wine Summit, and one bottle of the 2012 Un-Oaked Pinot Gris.

  • Elephant Island Orchard Wines– Five Bottle “Coping Kit” Signed by Winemaker

This kit includes the 2013 “I Told You So” Vigonier, 2013 Elephant Island Framboise, 2011 Pink Elephant Methode Champenoise, 2011 Naysayer Cabernet Franc, and the Stellaport.

  • Perseus Winery– Eight Bottles of Wine in a Perseus Reusable Insulated Carrying Bag

Two bottles each of the 2011 Pinot Gris, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 Cabernet Shiraz and 2010 Invictus.

  • Lang Vineyards– Six Bottle Gift Pack

Six bottles of Lang Vineyards’s Canadian Maple Wine, a unique dessert wine using a Pinot Noir base with real Canadian maple syrup.

  • Misconduct Wine Co.– Three Bottle Gift Pack

One bottle each of the 2012 Misfit, 2011 Massacre Rosé, and 2011 Big Take.

  • Serendipity Winery– Four Bottle Sampler Pack

A bottle each of White Lie, Rosé, Devil’s Advocate, and Serenata.

  • Poplar Grove Winery– One Magnum Bottle

A magnum bottle of the 2006 Legacy. A wine characterized by dark cherry, floral notes of iris, and Callebuat chocolate.

  • Moraine Estate Winery– Four Bottles Gift Pack

These four bottles of 2012 Pinot Noir exhibit aromas of violets, liquorish, cranberries, lingonberries, and exotic tamarillo.

  • Red Rooster Winery– Two Bottles Gift Pack Signed by Winemaker

Two bottles of the 2010 Golden Egg, a blend of Mourvèdre, Syrah, and Grenache.

  • Monster Vineyards– Six Bottle Gift Pack Selection of Wines
  • Kettle Valley Winery– Three Bottle Gift Pack in a Signature Oak Box

A bottle each of the 2009 Old Main Red, 2012 Pinot Gris, and 2009 Malbec

date and time

May 2, 2014 | 7 p.m.


Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
791 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, B.C.


$95 + GST


Tickets are available for purchase at the door. If you purchased a ticket and have any last minute guest changes, please email us.

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