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.
3 Mile Estate Winery
Black Widow Winery
D’Angelo Estate Winery
Elephant Island Orchard Wines
Howling Bluff Estate Winery
Kettle Valley Winery
La Frenz Winery
Lake Breeze Vineyards
Laughing Stock Vineyards
Misconduct Wine Co.
Moraine Estate Winery
Poplar Grove Winery
Red Rooster Winery
Upper Bench Estate Winery
Van Westen Vineyards
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
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’ 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
WINE GIFT BASKETS
- 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.
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