• Jillian Harris

    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.
  • WestJet Magazine

    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.
  • Financial Post

    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.
  • The Rear View Mirror

    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.
  • BC Business

    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.
  • Fraîche

    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!
  • Canadian Living

    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.
  • New York Post

    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.
  • Daily Hive

    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.
  • Cityline

    Recently they have expanded their offering from just wine to bread by making use of Fiona's master baking skills.
  • San Francisco Chronicle

    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.
  • Savvy Company

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

Wine Tasting and Bread Pairing

Visit Platinum Bench Winery for a niche wine tasting experience unlike any other in the Okanagan. We pair our tastings with fresh artisan sourdough Epi bread, baked daily on-site. The flavours of our artisan Epis match perfectly with the deep, bold red wines we love to make.

At the tasting, you’ll learn about the entire winemaking process, from planting to aging, as well as the history of our bread and our daily baking process. Taste the goodness of the Okanagan in every sip of our richly nuanced reds and every fragrant bite of our warm, fresh-made Epis.

We are continuing  to follow health and safety measures as 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 a comfortable and safe environment. We have increased the number of guests per gazebo to 8 people. Click the link below to reserve your wine tasting.

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Homemade Artisan Bread

Watch Fiona and our team of bakers crafting fresh artisan Epi loaves daily. We have four outdoor double ovens that fill the air with the scent of warm sourdough. Each of our five specialty Epi loaves pairs with a different Platinum Bench wine for an extraordinary tasting experience.

We offer local cheeses and charcuterie for sale to create a true taste of the Okanagan. Pick up a few Epi breads and a bottle of wine to enjoy on a picnic while taking in the spectacular views of the South Okanagan

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Meet The Team

Wally – The Greeter

Wally, a Portuguese Water Dog, is always ready to welcome guests with a friendly wag of his tail. The mascot of Platinum Bench, Wally loves patrolling the vineyards and lying in the sun outside the wine shop. Try a taste of Wal-deaux Meritage, named after our lovable four-legged friend.

Fiona – The Baker

Fiona used to unwind from her high-stress corporate job with artisanal baking courses. Now she uses those skills to manage our outdoor kitchen and team of artisan bakers. Fiona concocts flavour combinations to enhance the natural wild flavour of loaves baked from our carefully nurtured starter. Learn more about Fiona’s bread.

Murray – The Farmer

Murray had no idea when he was living in Winnipeg that a family function would see him leaving “the Peg” for the Okanagan and a new winemaking business. He oversees the cultivation of the vineyard, tends to the grapes, and pours samples at the tasting bar (he’ll probably try to sell you a bottle, too!) Learn more about Murray’s winemaking process.

Our Winery

Platinum Bench Estate Winery is a property of destiny located on the Okanagan’s premier growing destination, the Black Sage Bench. The unique micro-climate of desert sand on a western slope achieves some of the highest growing heat degree days in the valley. Hot summer days ripen the grapes. Cool evenings allow the vines to balance and advance structure to the fruit.

At Platinum Bench, the philosophy of the vineyard is a simple one. To achieve a great wine, one must first approach the land and vines with meticulous care, cropping, and respect. Come visit us and see why the best BC wine is grown, not made.

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Sign up to have our most popular selections and new releases of Platinum Bench wine delivered right to your door. As a member of one of our PBV Wine Clubs, you’ll get a discount on all our wines, free wine shop tastings, and special opportunities to buy new releases and reserve lots. We provide two levels (Bench Level and the Premium Level), so you can customize your membership in a way that suits you best.

We offer seasonal promotions for PBV Wine Club members and offer free shipping to select areas. Wally, the winery dog, would like to add that he accepts pats and “good boy!”s from members and non-members alike.

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Why Oliver, BC?

We believe there’s nowhere else in Canada like the Black Sage Bench. Platinum Bench Estate Winery sits on 300 feet of sand, which is enormously good for grapes and provides a natural drainage system. Add in our western-facing slopes, soaked with bright Okanagan sun, and you’ll begin to see the magic of this place.

Exceptional wine is grown, not made. That’s why everything starts with the grapes. We’re aggressive about the quality of our fruit and we’re not afraid to do a little experimentation. Our success shows in every glass of bold, flavor-packed BC wine.

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Getting Here

From Oliver: Starting on Main Street/Highway 97, go east on Fairview Road. Make a right onto McKinney and another right onto Black Sage Road, past the hospital. Drive south on Black Sage Road for about ten kilometers until you see our sign and the red roof of the tasting room.

From Osoyoos: Head north on Highway 97 for approximately eight kilometers. Past Orchard Hill Cidery, make a right onto Road No. 22. Continue left onto Black Sage Road. Drive two more kilometers until you see our sign and our red roofs peeking through the vineyard.

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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.