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Platinum Bench Winery, Oliver
(3.5/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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  • This is a small winery but offers something unique. The artisan bread is amazing! We were offered a taste of each kind paired with the appropriate wine. A warm loaf, a piece of local cheese and a bott...  more »
  • My girlfriend and I were on vacation through Okanagan wine country. Over six days, we visited sixty wineries. You can follow our various locations with this disclaimer. That’s sixty wineries, not an e...  more »
  • The winery is small but pretty. There is fresh artisan bread made daily but you did have to get there early. The man who I think is the owner was so incredibly rude! From the moment we opened the door...  more »
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  • We took our visiting family here for a wine tasting & told them about the amazing bread! When we got there the older woman doing the tastings was very rude and impatient. We were a group of 5. We bought 3 bottles of wine and 2 loaves of bread, she didn't tell us until we were paying that since everyone in the group didn't buy a bottle of wine we had to pay $10 for their tastings on top of what we were purchasing. It was crowded in there so we just paid and left. This left a bad impression on us and our family who were 1st time visitors.. considering EVERY other winery in the Okanogan either doesn't charge or if just one bottle of wine is purchased - no one else in the group is charged for their tasting. Come on Platinum Bench are you really that stingy??!!! Try to be a little nicer and catch up with the rest of the wineries.. the ONLY reason we or anyone else we've talked to about you guys would return is for the bread.
  • My girlfriend and I were on vacation through Okanagan wine country. Over six days, we visited sixty wineries. You can follow our various locations with this disclaimer. That’s sixty wineries, not an exaggeration. What’s the biggest lesson to take back from it? For one, don’t feel pressured to buy wine from every winery, because you end up trying to squeeze almost a hundred bottles into a tiny Nissan versa note. Once you include the boxes we had shipped, it ended up being 120 bottles. Now that the Wines of BC department of Save On is found basically across the province, there is no reason to purchase outside of those unique bottles found only at the wineries. We don’t regret our purchases; they just made transportation rather difficult. We should not have skipped Platinum Bench on our initial outing. We had a plan. From Burrowing Owl, we drove to Black Hills, and then to Silver Sage. Those aware of the region will note we skipped past Church & State, Desert Hills, and Platinum Bench. I honestly cannot remember why we did it that way—I think we had an appointment or something at Black Hills. Maybe. Regardless, we were on our way back to Osoyoos, hitting up Church & State and Platinum Bench on the return. All that preamble for the eventual disappointment when we discovered the bread had all sold out. Yes, Platinum Bench is a winery; it is also a bakery. And rather a good one I hope, proven by the fact it sells out every day around noon. I think we had little chance then. Platinum Bench is one of those adorable small wineries you run across on your journey—one absolutely guaranteed to not have its stock found at your local liquor store, one where the winemakers work the counter. That would be the husband of the team, with the wife handling the bakery. It’s an offbeat approach but obviously not a peculiar one. I mean it would be if they sold Wonder Bread or Sara Lee pulled from a freezer, but these are upmarket artisan break sticks like gorgonzola & fig and sopressata & swiss cheese. It helps that these breads pair with some above average wine. On the day we arrived, we were informed that 2015 gamay noir was selling particularly well, so much so that the entire line would barely last the week. We picked up a pair of bottles and called it a day. It was an easy sell given that the wine at the tasting bar was paired with the Bench’s bread samples. Platinum is an adorable modest winery you’re likely to miss if you blink, but it’s worth the effort of a visit. The building looks like a log cabin, and the tasting room barely has enough room to hold a dozen people. Surrounded by juggernaut companies, Platinum Bench has secured a foothold and shows no signs of slowing.
  • Went twice, we missed the bread the day, she told us to come back tomorrow between a specific times- so we did, we waited for bread to come out, we were ignored then spoke extremely rude to. Bread finally came out and was giving to everyone else but us. We had been waiting for 30 minutes at this point. When another customer commented that we had been waiting way longer than them for bread. At that point the older gentleman working there yelled at us about the bread! The bread and wine are excellent but the service is not worth it! I have worked In customer service for 10+ years and would never ever talk to customers they way we were talked to.
  • The pear bread made the whole visit worth it. Get there early though!