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Wine For Waves


Sip & Savour

Join us and be the first to sip and savour Naramata Bench’s Spring Wine Releases. On April 28, this delicious evening of wining and dining will bring together B.C.’s best wineries and sustainable seafood restaurants. Taste Ocean Wise offerings, meet top B.C. winemakers, and bid on silent auction items including exclusive Naramata wines and wine experience packages.

All proceeds will benefit Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program.

This is a 19+ event. All ticket sales are final.


April 2018


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



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Menu and Participating Restaurants

Ambrosia Restaurant and Lounge – Naramata Inn
African peanut soup

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar
Smoked oyster crostini, pickled onion and herbed cream cheese

Braised octopus and harrisa tartar, ikura roe, raw radish “spring roll”

Hillside Winery & Bistro
Sopressata meatball with pine nut crust, truffle aioli

Holts Cafe
Light-seared Pacific salmon, chickpea puree, cauliflower, chermoula vinaigrette

Koji-cured coho salmon, german butter potato, spring nettles, cultured organic cream, fried rice 

Ocean Mama Seafood
Organic black tiger shrimp, braised fennel and tarragon risotto, parmesan foam

Upper Bench Creamery
Selection of cheeses

Urban Fare
Wild green salad and cheese-stuffed prosciutto cup

Vancouver Aquarium
Halibut ceviche, avocado, jalapeno vinaigrette, orange, heirloom tomato relish

Vanilla Pod – Poplar Grove Winery
Cured steelhead with pickled vegetables and citrus

YEW seafood + bar
Spot Prawn Ceviche

Participating Wineries 

Silent Auction Items

Black Widow Winery
Donated by: Black Widow Winery
This package includes one free night in the Naramata cottage for two. Set on a 5 acre estate and newly remodeled.

Deep Roots Winery
This package includes a 2 nights stay at Deep Roots Cabin in the Vines with 2 bottles of wine:  2015 Syrah and 2016 Pinot Gris.

An afternoon at Hillside Winery & Bistro
Donated by Hillside Winery & Bistro
This package includes lunch for 2 at The Bistro, a winery tour & private tasting with winemaker Kathy.  Including Malone Bottle of 2012 Mosaic and 3 additional bottles:  Dickinson Merlot 2011, Gjoa Merlot 2011, and Hidden Valley Merlot 2012.

Lake Breeze, a Naramata Bench Wine Farm
Donated by Lake Breeze Vineyards
This package includes V.I.P tasting and lunch for two on the patio at Lake Breeze Vineyards.  Included is the 2011 Tempest Magnum Wine (1.5ltr).

LA FRENZ at Naramata Bench
Donated by La Frenz
This package includes a V.I.P experience for two Gift Certificate and a 3 Bottle Signed Collection Pack in Cedar Box.

Lang Vineyards
Donated by Lang Vineyards
This package is valid for a two to four-person private tank sampling with a vineyard, winery, and cellar tour.  Including 2 x 2 bottle Gift Pack of Canadian Maple Wine.

A Monstrous Picnic for 4
Donated by: Monster Vineyards
This package is valid for a picnic for 4 including a wine tasting and tour.  Also included are 6 bottles:  Skinny Dip Chardonnay 2016, White Knuckle 2015, Rose 2016, Merlot 2014, Cabs 2014, and Red Eyed 2014.

Poplar Grove Experience Tour, Tasting, & Lunch
Donated by: Poplar Grove
This package is valid for a complimentary tasting and tour for two and lunch at the Vanilla Pod Restaurant.  Including Merlot 2011 Magnum Wine (1.5L) & Wooden Display Box.

Red Rooster Winery
Donated by: Red Rooster Winery
This package is valid for two: V.I.P wine tasting and tour.  Lunch at The Pecking Room Patio Grill and a Red Rooster gift basket full of tasty goodies.  Including 2 signed bottles of Okanagan's 'Cote du Rhone' blend.

Sandy Beach Lodge & Resort
Donated by: Sandy Beach Lodge & Resort 
This package provides a one night stay within a Bed & Breakfast Guestroom for a maximum of two adults.  Located in the heart of the Naramata Bench Wine Region.

Harvest Time with the Winemaker
Donated by: Tightrope Winery
This package includes spending a day with the Owner & Winemaker, Lyndsay O'Rourke during our 2017 Harvest.  Including 2 bottles and Wooden Gift Box:  2015 Viognier and 2016 Rosé.

Top Cat Tours
Donated by: Top Cat Tours
This package is valid for a day tour of the Naramata Bench Wineries.  Visit 5 wineries and enjoy lunch at a winery restaurant for two people.

Upper Bench Winery Tour & Tasting 
Upper Bench Winery & Creamery
This package is valid for an estate winery tour & tasting.  Including a Gift Basket with cheese and wine.

3 Bottle Gift Pack
Donated by:  Bench 1775 Winery
Includes a Gift basket with three bottles:  Blanc de blanc and Brut Rose sparkling wines, one bottle of Bliss ice wine.  Book:  Food Artisans of the Okanagan by Jennifer Cockrell King, and two glasses of wine on our patio.

Appetizer, Dinner, Dessert, & Wines
Donated by:  D'Angelo Estate Winery 
Includes 2 bottles for each course:  Pinot Noir 2011, Setta Coppa 2012, and Dolce Vita Rosso 2010.

Six Bottles from Deep Roots Winery
Donated by:  Deep Roots Winery
Includes six bottles of wine (2 each of the following):  2016 Chardonnay, 2016 Parentage White, and 2016 Gamay.

Six Bottles from Elephant Island Winery
Donated by:  Elephant Island Winery
Includes six bottles of wine:  The iconic 2013 Pink Elephant deliciousness--Granny Smith apple cuvee with casses dosage-Kir Royale reborn Elephant Island style. Finished with brut, currant + green apple notes.

3 Bottles and Custom Made 3 Bottle Red Oak Box
Donated by:  Kettle Valley Winery
Includes 3 bottles and a custom made 3-bottle red oak box. Great Northern Vineyards in Cawston include one bottle each of our:  2015 Viognier, 2013 Syrah and 2014 Zinfandel. 

3 Bottle Signed Collection Pack in Cedar Box
Donated by:  La Frenz Winery
Includes "The Tast of Excellence Collection" - only available at tonight's event, An autographed trio of Reserve Series Wines in a La Frenz Cedar Display Box. These three wines are grown in our top class vineyards and each spends a minimum of 12 months in specially chosen high quality French oak barrels.

4 Bottles
Donated by:  Misconduct Wine Co.
Includes 4 bottles of wine: Fume Blanc: Flavours of lemon, lime, tropical fruits with hints of fresh cut herbs. Pinot Noir: Ripe red cherry, raspberry and hints of mint. The Big Take: Dark cherry, cassis and spice. Misfit: Slow & low temperature fermented to dryness in 100% stainless steel.

4 Bottles of Pinot Noir
Donated by:  Moraine Estate Winery
Includes 4 bottles of Pinot Noir. This tight grain translates into a slower and delicate extraction process. Tasting profile:  This wine exhibits aromas of violets, liquorice, cranberries, lingonberries and exotic tamarillo. 

Wooden Gift Box with Bottle of Wine
Donated by:  Perseus Winery
Includes Cabernet Franc 2013 Wooden gift box with a bottle of wine. Aromatics of this wine include blackberry, pencil lead and dried herbs that intermingle together while echoed by a delicate note of violets.

Case of 2015 Old Cicero Aromatic Wine
Donated by:  Quidni Estate Winery
Includes a case of 2015 Old Cicero Aromatic Wine:  A blend of Pinot Blanc 15%, Riesling 40%, Gewürztraminer 40%, and Pinot Gris 5%, made from vines ranging from 25 to 40 years old.

4 Bottle Sampler Pack
Donated by:  Serendipity Winery
Includes 4 bottles of our sampler pack: White Lie, a great easy-drinking patio wine to enjoy on hot summer days.  Dry Rosé which is extraordinarily versatile with food pairings. The Devil's Advocate is a medium bodied Bordeaux/Syrah blend, our best-selling red wine. Lastly is Serenata, full-bodied Bordeaux-style.

4 Bottles of Fandango
Donated by:  Terravista Vineyards
Includes 4 bottles of Fandango: in its fourth vintage shows no sign of slowing down on its exuberant juicy flavours. Sporting aromas of lemon, peach with a hint of pear the palate reamins steely clean with a whisper of wet stone.

4 Bottles of Therapy
Donated by:  Therapy Vineyards
Includes 4 bottles: 2 bottles of Fizzio Therapy Blanc 2016. -"Both"-Calgary & Edmonton 1st Place People's Choice Awards. Best Sparkling Wine-2016 Wine Fest, 2 bottles of Freud's Ego 2015, and 1 Group Therapy Bag to hold 4 bottles.

4 Bottles from Three Sisters Winery
Donated by:  Three Sisters Winery
Includes 4 bottles of our sold out 2014 Tempranillo and 2 bottles of our exclusive Sister Series "Emily".

Three Year Vertical of "Voluptuous" 
Donated by:  Van Westen Vineyards
Includes 3 Year Vertical of "Voluptuous" in a Wooden Cherry Box. Voluptuous 2011 evolves constantly in your glass. 2012 is an age worthy, complex and evolving wine. And 2013 is a fantastically integrated and intense wine.

Holt's Café
Donated by: Holt Renfrew
This gift certificate is valid for lunch for 4 at Holt's Café. Valued up to $300. 

Urban Fare Gift Basket
Donated by: Urban Fare
Enjoy an Urban Fare Gift Basket full of gourmet goodies.


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