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BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop

Address: 1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1Z8, Canada
Phone Number: 250-868-0441
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Ranked #16 of 32 Attractions in Kelowna
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop was opened 15 years ago with the intention to bring the history...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Kelowna, British Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We often check out this store because of the knowledge of the staff and the prices. They always have some great specials. The museum portion is a beautiful old building. We couldn't see that much this time because of a private function going on.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We didnt have time to tour the wineries so we stopped by the VQA store, that was a great place to grab some wine from the area and get information about the wineries.

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Along with some interesting wine history, the museum offers random tastings of BC wines and offers a selection of wines from a great number of wineries throughout BC. Enjoy

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stop here whenever we are in Kelowna because it is the best place to get the local wines without having to run out to our favorite wineries. The staff is always very helpful, and willing to make great recommendations.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We always drop by here on any visit to Kelowna and are always treated well by friendly and knowledgeable staff. They always have a few wines for tasting and then a great selection of Okanagan wines arranged by vineyard. They also have a few nice gift items. The shop is housed in a gorgeous renovated historic building and there are... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Not really a museum at all more like a wine shop. Very few artifacts or history. Nice wines to buy though and friendly assistants.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Didnt even know this place existed. What a please to walk through. Love the history of the valley and also bought a few bottles of wonderful wine. We will return.

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Kelowna, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This is my go-to place to buy wine in Kelowna. It's not much of a museum, but it has an amazing selection of wines for all price ranges. Try the "Okanagan Blend" chardonay. It's only $8.49 a bottle!

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Kelowna BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The wine museum is a VQA tasting room (2 wines per day) that sells selected wines from 90 of approximately 110 VQA wineries from around the province. Some wines appear to be even cheaper than at teh winery. None are more expensive as far as I could tell (some wines are available at BCLCB at the same price). Worth a... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Friendly knowledgeable staff. Besides being a museum they have VQA wines for sale from around the region. On Saturdays they have free wine tastings from local wineries during the hours of 2-4. Sometimes a good wine can be on sale too. Excellent place to visit.

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