Winemaker Richard Kanazawa
Our Okanagan winery is named after our address, 1775 Naramata Road, in Penticton, British Columbia. Located on the southern shore of Lake Okanagan along the Naramata Bench, Bench 1775 Winery offers breathtaking views and unique wines that celebrate both land and place.
Wines from Bench 1775 are produced with the unique expression of fruit grown in the Okanagan Valley. Our fruit is grown in multiple vineyards spanning up and down the Okanagan Valley as well as a small vineyard in the Similkameen Valley.
Get to Know Us
In June 2011, Paradise Ranch Wines Corp purchased the beautiful vineyard at 1775 Naramata Road (Soaring Eagle Winery) in the celebrated geographical region of Naramata Bench and rebranded the winery as Bench 1775 Winery. Under its “Bench 1775” “Paradise Ranch” “Whistler” and “Soaring Eagle” brands, Bench 1775 currently produces an award-winning portfolio of icewines and table wines it sells domestically across Canada and exports to several markets, the most active being Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Europe.
Bench 1775 is where wondrously talented individuals collaborate with the land, the climate and the sun to create Okanagan Valley’s most notable wines. The philosophy at Bench 1775 is to capture the full expression of the grapes grown in vibrantly healthy and balanced vineyards. We then manage the winemaking to allow for the natural expression of the grapes. We believe that great wines start in the vineyard, so all of our vineyard sites were analyzed in detail before being planted with clones and rootstocks best adapted to our soils and the climate of our sites.