Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon is delighted to be partnering with the Naramata Bench Wineries Association as they reveal their exclusive Spring Release Wine portfolio. Come sample the latest wines from Canada's top destination for wine enthusiasts, while enjoying small plates sponsored by some of Victoria's best restaurants and food providers, and help us grant life-changing wishes to children living with a critical illness on Vancouver Island!
This is a 19+ event.
Note: You will receive a tax receipt for a portion of the ticket price.
Note: We have a preferred rate with The Parkside Hotel & Spa, please email for more details.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Presenting Sponsors: Long View Systems and Cisco
Gold Sponsor: Norgaard Kratofil Professional Group
Silver Sponsors: DEA Electric Inc. and Canadian Tire Victoria
Bronze Sponsors: Victoria Buzz and Pedersens Event Rentals
|Pure ExpressionSourced from King Family Farms, this Magnum of 2017 sparkling Chardonnay (signed by Winemaker) was made with nothing added.||$75||Bella Wines|
|Bucket of BenchMetal ice bucket containing 1 N/V Brut Rosé, 1 2014 Merlot, 1 2014 Bliss Icewine, 1 Corkscrew, 1 Food Artisans of the Okanagan book, 1 Wine Jelly.||$120||Bench 1775 Winery|
|A Rare Treat!Enjoy 1 of only 10 Magnums of 2015 Hourglass produced! An elegant Bordeaux style blend with 21 months in French Oak barrels. Unfiltered.||$125||Black Widow Winery|
|True to Our RootsFour years young and already receiving critical acclaim – you will know just why after tasting their 2016 Chardonnay (2 bottles), 2016 Parentage White (2 bottles), and 2017 Gamay (2 bottles).||$136||Deep Roots Winery|
|Box of Fun!Six bottles of the iconic 2015 Pink Elephant deliciousness. Granny Smith apple cuvee with cassis dosage - Kir Royale reborn Elephant Island-style.||$150||Elephant Island Winery|
|Discover the Difference…You will love this Single Vineyard Series Box Set, featuring three complex and sophisticated wines from small vineyard blocks: Dickinson Merlot 2012, Hidden Valley Merlot 2012 and Gjoa Merlot 2012.||$140||Hillside Winery|
|Three Bottle Gift Set in Branded Oak BoxA custom made red oak box containing three bottles of this well loved winery’s most popular wines. Enjoy a bottle each of 2016 Viognier, 2013 Syrah and 2014 Zinfandel.||$125||Kettle Valley Winery|
|Taste of Excellence CollectionAn autographed trio of wines in a LA FRENZ Cedar Display Box. Featuring a bottle of 2015 Reserve Chardonnay, 2016 Desperation Hill Pinot Noir, and 2015 Syrah, this is an absolute addition for any wine connoisseur’s collection!||$100||La Frenz Winery|
|Raise Your Glasses...with an award-winning 2011 Tempest Magnum. Following on the heels of the 2008 Tempest, which won “Red Wine of the Year” at the All Canadian Wine Championships, this wine will continue to improve over the next several years.||$100||Lake Breeze Vineyards|
|Age Equals PerfectionEnjoy four bottles of 2016 Marechal Foch, Lang Vineyards signature full-bodied and rich red wine, produced with grapes harvested from 60+ year old estate vines, the oldest on the Naramata Bench.||$100||Lang Vineyards|
|Cool Wines for Cool People“A monstrous good time in every bottle” as you will see with this six bottle gift pack featuring a bottle of each of the current release wines.||$112||Monster Vineyards|
|Great Wine for your TablePair three bottles of highly sought-after Pinot Noir with salmon, pork, or perhaps beef tenderloin. No matter your choice, this wine is the perfect companion.||$90||Moraine Estate Winery|
|Say When.Built with aging potential, these two bottles of 2014 vintage Select Lot Wine can line your cellar for 7+ years or enjoy decanted whenever you are ready!||$100||Perseus Winery|
|The Art of WineThanks to a fantastic growing season, this bold blend creates intricacies not seen in past vintages. This Benchmark 2012 Magnum (presented in a wooden display box) can surely develop with time, and that truly is the art of wine.||$120||Poplar Grove Winery|
|Go for Gold!This very limited production 2011 vintage of the “Golden Egg” is a blend of 40% Mourvedre, 35% Grenache and 25% Syrah. This package contains two signed bottles of this iconic wine.||$110||Red Rooster Winery|
|Renew, Repair, RejuvenateLearn the secrets of a Home Spa Facial that renews, repairs and leaves your skin healthy and glowing. With a session designed for up to 15 people, this is a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends, and then perhaps enjoy a glass of wine after!||$300||Silk Road Tea|
|Good things take TimeThis 4 bottle pack is a blend of the three white Rhone grape varieties Roussanne 40%, Marsanne 30%, and Viognier 30% is the fifth vintage of Figaro. Lingering with this “luscious white” is recommended as the wine continues to evolve in the glass, so sit back and relax and remember “good things take time”.||$100||Terravista Vineyards|
|For the CollectorThis extraordinarily rare wine can be aged for 8+ years, making this Magnum of 2013 “Old Wounds New Scars” Marselan, one for the therapy sessions to come.||$100||Therapy Vineyards & Guesthouse|
|From the earth to the tableThree bottles of wine from three sisters. Enjoy a bottle of 2014 Emily Sister Series (blend of Cab Franc & Merlot), 2015 Katarina Sister Series Chardonnay and 2016 Chardonnay.||$90||Three Sisters Winery|
|Summer SippersHand-crafted wooden signature gift box with two bottles of award winning wines (2016 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon & 2016 Rosé), both perfect for enjoying with friends this summer!||$100||Tightrope Winery|
|Life UncomplicatedEnjoy this perfectly paired Wine & Cheese Gift Basket from Upper Bench Winery & Creamery. “Everything's fine…when you have cheese and wine.”||$100||Upper Bench Winery & Creamery|
|Naramata Bench Experience - Deep Roots Winery2 night stay for 2 at Deep Roots Cabin in the Vines plus 2 bottles of wine (Not redeemable during holiday long weekends)||$350||Deep Roots Winery|
|Naramata Bench Experience - Hillside WineryDinner/Lunch for 2 and VIP Private Tasting for 2 with winemaker, Kathy Malone. Also includes a bottle of 2013 Mosaic, Hillside's flagship Bordeaux red (Expires Oct 27, 2018)||$225||Hillside Winery|
|Naramata Bench Experience - Lake Breeze VineyardsVIP Tasting and Lunch for Two at The Patio restaurant, where you will experience Chef Mark Ashton's creations paired with winemaker Garron Elmes' wines (Open May through Mid-October 2018)||$150||Lake Breeze Vineyards|
|Naramata Bench Experience - Lang VineyardsExclusive 2-4 person private vineyard, winery and cellar tour with tastings (Expires December 31, 2018)||$150||Lang Vineyards|
|Naramata Bench Experience - A Monstrous Picnic for 4Enjoy a picnic for you and 3 friends, tasting of fun and fiesta wines and a tour of the production facility||$200||Monster Vineyards|
|Naramata Bench Experience - Perseus WineryEnjoy a Vineyard tour and private tasting for up to 6 people with food pairing, including a barrel tasting of a "to be released" wine (Expires December 31, 2018)||$300||Perseus Winery|
|Naramata Bench Experience - Red Rooster WineryEnjoy a tour and VIP wine tasting in "the Coop" along with lunch for 2 at The Pecking Room Patio Grill. Also included is a Red Rooster gift basket and $25 Red Rooster Winery Gift Card||$225||Red Rooster Winery|
|Naramata Bench Experience - Top Cat ToursTwo people will enjoy a day tour of the Naramata Bench wineries - visit 5 wineries and enjoy lunch at a winery restaurant (Valid May-October 8, 2018)||$300||Top Cat Tours|
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