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BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop

1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1Z8, Canada
250-868-0441
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Ranked #25 of 50 Attractions in Kelowna
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop was opened 15 years ago with the intention to bring the history of the Okanagan Wine Region to the public, as well... more » Owner description: The BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop was opened 15 years ago with the intention to bring the history of the Okanagan Wine Region to the public, as well as to help teach the public about the vast wine industry in BC. Our shop sells BC Vintners Quality Alliance wines; which is a guarantee that you’re purchasing 100% BC Wine. We sell at winery prices and carry over 600 listings of wine from over 90 wineries. When you purchase wine from the BCVQA Wine Shop, not only are you supporting the Kelowna Museums Society, but you are also supporting local VQA Wineries. « less
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A good place to purchase local wines however it seems like a glorified wine shop. Our bus group of 37 were treated to a short talk not only on the local wines but how to taste wine. We were told how to swirl the wine in the glass, view it in the light and smell the bouquet before tasting. We... More

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Regina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good selection of Okanagan Valley wines. In addition, the staff were very helpful in identifying good, but moderately priced, wines that we would like. We have visited this faciity several times over the past few years and have always been pleased.

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Surrey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Its a wine shop not a museum. There are some wood drums sitting in the back of the shop and that is it. Apparently, there was a good collection of wines in the shop. It is next to the BC Orchard industry museum. If you are there check it out. It will take 10 minutes to visit, if you are... More

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Edmonton, AB
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A fabulous one stop shop for picking up wines from many of the wineries in the area. We were travelling with our young children and did not do any vineyard tours this trip, so this was a great way to try a bunch of new wines. Very knowledgeable staff. The orchard museum next door was also a big hit.

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Kitchener, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was a neat little spot to stop at. The wine museum is mainly a little history at the back of a wine shop, but interesting history tidbits none the less. I would recommend hitting up the Orchard museum attached to it to see the live bee colony and get a taste of honey while you're there.

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Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A pleasant little find on our walking tour of the city. We were on our way back to the hotel and thought we would grab a bottle. The wines were surprisingly sweet for my taste, o we settled for a Sauvignon Blanc which was stunning. The staff seemed to have a real sense of pride, which is hard to find... More

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Orangeville, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This building is a well restored tribute to the wine industry of BC. Not just a wine shop - there are antique barrels, equipment, photos, videos and information boards. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoyed a nice Pinot Noir while I shopped... Conveniently located downtown, close to restaurants and shops. Plenty of parking. Well recommended.

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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

As well as supplying a huge range of local wines, the staff in here are really knowledgeable about what to find where and made great suggestions for winery areas to visit (along with the irresistible free samples)!

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Kelowna, B.C.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Heritage building with a wine store - makes for very interesting conversations. The staff are up to date on all the new release wines and can offer information about each select bottle. Just ask and they can find that special wine for dinner or your collection.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I was delighted when directed to this special wine museum of local wines. The selection is lovely, the assistance knowledgeable, the setting inviting and delightful, and the wine selection very enjoyable. I wished to purchase a nice bottle of wine for my hosts, and left with an array of fine accessories from napkins to wine glass drying matts; wine bottle... More

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