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Platinum Bench Winery

30640 Black Sage Road, Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 28 Activities in Oliver
Type: Wineries
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Fort Langley, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Everywhere we went, people talked about how great it is to eat the fresh bread and cheese and drink the great wines a Platinum. It is a rustic log house, a small kitchen and bar and a small but nice deck out back that looks out over the marsh area of the valley. It LOOKED great. Unfortunately, we could not... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This winery also makes it's own artisan bread and tastings are paired together. Taste, buy and have your own picnic at a nearby view point or lake.

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Vancouver BC
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281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Everyone writes about Fiona's bread and they should, but this is a winery. Never had I found a gamay to push away a merlot. Before this visit I would say no to a Beaujolais even in France. I bought the Gamay Noir. What a surprise. That and some of that bread is a complete meal.

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San Pol de Mar, Spain
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8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Artisanal bread, indeed! We bought a couple and wow were they good! Possibly the best bread we have tried in Canada. Well worth stopping and buying some. And it would go down nicely with a glass of red. It would be great to grow the range of bread offerings.

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Kelowna, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I did enjoy tasting the wines but I totally understand why the bread gets sold out....it is delicious. Coming to this winery after being at Black Hills, it's such a different atmosphere, it's small in the tasting room, crowded, bit noisy, it's great, I love that contrast that we have in the different wineries in the Okanagan. The tasting was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our second visit to this winery proved to be better than our first.The personal touch provided by Murray is second to none.The breads you receive for pairing are outstanding.Its refreshing to be served by someone who loves his job as much as he does.The best part of the visit was the best REDS in the Okanagan!

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Friendly staff and beautiful scenery, I wish that they did wine-tours throughout the day instead of early in the morning and later on in the evening. What makes this place great though.. the bread, I can't even tell you how good it is in words. I wasn't a total fan of their wine (They specialize in Dry wines) but ended... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Was just popping in on recommendation from my wine merchant. Nothing here happens fast so be ready for a more laid back experience, they couldn't keep up with the orders for artisan bread, they are so good. The one wine host was so rude to me, I couldn't figure out why he wouldn't pour for me turning and talking only... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Love the red wine at this place ! The bread is pretty good too if you can get some ! I witnessed a frenzy today as people were trying to get to it as it was brought out.

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White Rock, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Who serves specialty homemade breads with wine? Platinum Bench does...and they do it right! What a fantastic idea.... no crackers, just fresh bread right out of the oven. We ended up buying 3 loaves of fresh bread and the Gamay...brilliant!!

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