In The Media

Meet the People Behind British Columbia’s Unique Wine Region

April 13, 2020

“Daily tastings at Platinum Bench see its wines expertly paired with Duncan’s fresh loaves. The gorgonzola and fig is accompanied by the Meritage, its complex bouquet of ripe plums, blackcurrants, blackberries and cherries accentuating the loaf’s light, blue cheese flavour.”

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Top 10 Summer Destinations

June 1, 2019

“Arrive at Platinum Bench… early in the day for the best chance of getting a much sought-after loaf of freshly baked bread. Try the chewy, wonderful Soppressata salami and Swiss cheese Epi with a glass of Platinum Bench Mur-Fi’s Red or Gamay Noir.”

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An Important Ingredient To Customer Service Excellence

September 19, 2018

“So who ranked best in the Okanagan Valley for customer service? It was Platinum Bench Estate Winery and Artisan Bread Co. It wasn’t so much as what they did at the vineyard, the staff was excellent, the wine was top shelf, the family dog wandering around the tastings was all welcoming.”

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5 Must-Visit Oliver Osoyoos Wineries for Foodies

September 17, 2018

“This small winery run by the husband-and-wife team of Murray Jones and Fiona Duncan has become a local favourite with its bold reds and show-stopping breads.”

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My Best Of Bc Wine Country Experience

August 9, 2018

“This winery is really quaint and owned by the sweetest people from the prairies who decided to up and move to the Okanagan to make wine (and thank goodness they did!). The wine is awesome but you know what you really need to try? Their BREAD!”

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OOWA Canadian Living: The Grape Escape

June 15, 2018

“After spending their honeymoon in Bordeaux, France, tasting boatloads of bread and wine, Winnipeg residents Murray Jones and Fiona Duncan decided to move to Osoyoos and start a business surrounding what they joke are the three basic food groups: bread, cheese and wine.”

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Inside Canada’s Surprisingly Bustling Wine Country

May 21, 2018

“The 6-year-old Platinum Bench, meanwhile, draws as big a following for its toothsome artisanal breads, including an epi (a type of baguette) with baked-in brie and pear preserves, as its superb limited-run rosé.”

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3 Wineries in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country with Unreal Food Offerings

October 6, 2017

“The smell of freshly-baked bread in the morning is really incomparable to other scents, if you ask us foodies. If you agree, you’ve got to make a trip to Platinum Bench, a winery with a tiny on-site artisan bakery attached to the tasting room.”

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An expert’s guide to bread and wine pairing

August 16, 2017

“Recently they have expanded their offering from just wine to bread by making use of Fiona's master baking skills.”

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North-of-border Niche has Native Roots

July 23, 2017

“Platinum Bench… makes an ideal start to wine tasting along the Black Sage Bench... The sandy soil, late afternoon sun and cool evenings help Jones create big, Napa-style Syrah and Cabernet Franc, lighter Gamay Noir, crisp and fruit Pinot Gris and a citrusy Chardonnay-Viognier blend known as Mur-Fi’s White, among other wines.”

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How To Wine Tour: Part 1

June 3, 2015

“Murray & Fiona were such a cute team! Fiona handles all of the baking and cheese and Murray takes care of the vineyard and winemaking… Now how fun would that be! Their wine was also one of my favourites…”

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Fresh Starts & Fine Wines in the Okanagan Valley

March 17, 2014

“Their philosophy: ‘to achieve a great wine, one must first approach the land and vines with meticulous care, cropping, and respect . . .’”

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We are following strict health and safety measures outlined by health care professionals to ensure the safety of our staff and guests.
In addition to rigorous cleaning procedures, we have moved our tastings outside to ensure guests remain at least 6 feet apart at all times.
Reservations are recommended but not mandatory.