Benjamin Bridge Winery
Benjamin Bridge is one of Canada’s premier producers of traditional method sparkling wine and offers an extensive portfolio of still wines, offering guided experiences and by-the-glass programs year round.
The NV Brut non Vintage Sparker is a special cuvee that combines wines from multiple harvest years to create its house style, producing an elegant pale rose colour with delicate mousse and lively effervescence.
Early Life and Education
Ben was born in Beaune to parents who ran a flower shop. While most wine jobs at that time were passed down from family to family, he decided against accepting such expectations by enrolling in trade school instead.
As part of his studies, he held internships at Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux, Domaine Drouhin in Oregon and Louis Jadot in Beaune before accepting a job offer at Comte Armand Pommard where he gained insight into Burgundy wines.
Contento restaurant in East Harlem and Beaupierre Wines & Spirits in Hell’s Kitchen both share a strong belief in inclusion for all, which extends far beyond physically accessible spaces – they actively support disability-related initiatives like college scholarships and adaptive sports programs.
Benjamin has distinguished his wine career with his commitment to accessibility and inclusion. Alongside his managing partners, they created Contento to be physically and philosophically free of barriers for people with disabilities (such as wheelchair users) by custom-crafting table and bar heights as well as aisle spacing to facilitate easy access.
Benjamin is one of the foremost classical winemakers of his generation and an eccentric personality with a playful sense of humor. Rather than aim for perfect scores or garner high praise from critics, his goal is to craft wines which bring joy when shared among friends and family.
After 15 vintages of working for Comte Armand, Benjamin began a small negocioce with English backing in 2007. Since then he has acquired over 30 hectares of organically and biodynamically farmed vineyards covering all of Cote d’Or from Chassagne-Montrachet to Gevrey-Chambertin.
Achievement and Honors
Benjamin is an outspoken supporter of winemakers he feels are breaking barriers, curating a section on his beverage list that highlights wines produced by people of color, women, or those living with disabilities.
At only 14 years old, he realized making wine was his calling and embarked on his oenology studies in London before going on to work at Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux, Domaine Drouhin in Oregon and Louis Jadot before creating his own domaine and negoce. This success propelled him into founding his own vineyard and negoce in 2007.
Benjamin Wine may have given his three sons, George Perry Wine, Jackson A. Wine, and John Payton Wine, service in the 97th Virginia Militia Regiment during the American Civil War.
The family’s cellar is an incredible gastronomic treasure trove, filled with wines from across the globe ranging from France to America. Not only do they collect and sell wine, they also create their own under the Silver label of California wines.
He did not come from a winemaking family but realized at an early age that making wine was his calling. Following enology studies and working at Cos d’Estournel, Domaine Drouhin, Louis Jadot in Beaune and Comte Armand before opening up his own small negoce in 2007.
His goal is to produce wines that reflect the conditions under which their vines grow, focusing on vineyard quality rather than prestigious appellations and using minimal winemaking treatments – such as uncrushed whole-cluster pressing; ambient yeast fermentation in tanks, barrels and foudres; no fining and 50 to 70ppm total sulfur levels.
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