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Platinum Bench Winery

30640 Black Sage Road, Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 29 Activities in Oliver
Type: Wineries
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Kelowna, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Vancouver
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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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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Platinum Bench is a wonderful must stop on any Okanagan winery tour. Murray is the delightful proprietor, and his love and knowledge of wine is unsurpassed. Platinum Bench is unpretentious and very welcoming! You recognize his sense of humour and his quest to continue to learn. Paired with his wife Fiona's homemade breads, the visit is well worth it

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Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was our second stop on our full day wine tour and am I ever glad we made the stop! The wine was good, we came home with a Gamay Noir and a Merlot. And the bread! They paired bread samples with the wine tasting and ahhh I was in heaven! I wanted to take home all the bread.. my... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When in the Oliver area tasting wine or looking for fantastic bread products you have to drop in on Platinum Bench Estate Winery. Third year in existence. The staff and ownership or very friendly and unpretentious. You are made welcome immediately in this very small intimate wine tasting area. The bread made by Fiona is fantastic! So yummy! The outdoor... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Such a great spot. It's located down the road from the Burrowing Owl Winery. This winery is smaller and very welcoming. The wine tasting was paired with their freshly made bread which you can buy - and we sure did. It was still warm! The kids were thrilled to be able to entertain the dog outside. It's not pretentious and... More

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