Location:Crystal Garden
713 Douglas St
Victoria BC
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Date:Tuesday April 10, 2018
Time:6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Contact:Simone Conner
(250) 701-1508

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

ItemDescriptionValueDonated By
Pure ExpressionPure ExpressionSourced from King Family Farms, this Magnum of 2017 sparkling Chardonnay (signed by Winemaker) was made with nothing added.$75Bella Wines
Bucket of BenchBucket 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.$120Bench 1775 Winery
A Rare Treat!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.$125Black Widow Winery
True to Our RootsTrue 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).$136Deep Roots Winery
Box of Fun!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.$150Elephant Island Winery
Discover the Difference…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.$140Hillside Winery
Three Bottle Gift Set in Branded Oak BoxThree 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.$125Kettle Valley Winery
Taste of Excellence CollectionTaste 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!$100La Frenz Winery
Raise Your GlassesRaise 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.$100Lake Breeze Vineyards
Age Equals PerfectionAge 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.$100Lang Vineyards
Cool Wines for Cool PeopleCool 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.$112Monster Vineyards
Great Wine for your TableGreat 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.$90Moraine Estate Winery
Say When.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!$100Perseus Winery
The Art of WineThe 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.$120Poplar Grove Winery
Go for Gold!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.$110Red Rooster Winery
Renew, Repair, RejuvenateRenew, 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!$300Silk Road Tea
Good things take TimeGood 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”.$100Terravista Vineyards
For the CollectorFor 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.$100Therapy Vineyards & Guesthouse
From the earth to the tableFrom 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.$90Three Sisters Winery
Summer SippersSummer 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!$100Tightrope Winery
Life UncomplicatedLife UncomplicatedEnjoy this perfectly paired Wine & Cheese Gift Basket from Upper Bench Winery & Creamery. “Everything's fine…when you have cheese and wine.”$100Upper Bench Winery & Creamery
Naramata Bench Experience - Deep Roots WineryNaramata 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)$350Deep Roots Winery
Naramata Bench Experience - Hillside WineryNaramata 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)$225Hillside Winery
Naramata Bench Experience - Lake Breeze VineyardsNaramata 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)$150Lake Breeze Vineyards
Naramata Bench Experience - Lang VineyardsNaramata Bench Experience - Lang VineyardsExclusive 2-4 person private vineyard, winery and cellar tour with tastings (Expires December 31, 2018)$150Lang Vineyards
Naramata Bench Experience - A Monstrous Picnic for 4Naramata 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$200Monster Vineyards
Naramata Bench Experience - Perseus WineryNaramata 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)$300Perseus Winery
Naramata Bench Experience - Red Rooster WineryNaramata 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$225Red Rooster Winery
Naramata Bench Experience - Top Cat ToursNaramata 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)$300Top Cat Tours
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