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Platinum Bench Winery

Address: 30640 Black Sage Road, Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 33 Activities in Oliver
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of our winery tour of 2014. The fresh bread and wine tasting was so wonderful and the people working there were so friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely put it on your list if you are going to the valley!

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Brandon, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was busy when we arrived, but the service was wonderful and personal. The bread and wine pairing as a tasting was so unique. Great product, great service, and Wally the dog was cute and entertaining.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We stopped off late on a Sunday afternoon for a quick wine tasting and was fortunate enough to spend 15mins or so of in the company of Murray, the owner of Platinum Bench. He is very passionate about his wines and his vines and created a nice atmosphere to taste his wines. The Gamay was brilliant. Don't miss this one!

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Estevan, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

"FIONA BREAD FOR TWO!!!" is music to my ears! Murray shouts this to his wife (the baker) when you come in for a tasting for two. It's a small place, my guess 3-4 years old. But you can not miss it! One tip, if you like it buy it NOW! We filled our 4th case and were flying home, so... More 

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Lions Bay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

yes there are lots of vineyards to explore and many with great wine. Platinum Bench offers just a bit more fun with amazing wines.It was a planned event to buy their vineyard in-between Black Hills and Burrowing owl. Wally the vineyard dog will make you laugh and his Mr. October calendar page is posted proudly in the tasting room. Do... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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