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Howling Bluff estate winery

1086 Three Mile Rd, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T7, Canada
+1 250-490-3640
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Ranked #12 of 37 activities in Penticton
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Located on the renowned Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Howling Bluff Estate Winery is a small family-owned winery that is... more » Owner description: Located on the renowned Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Howling Bluff Estate Winery is a small family-owned winery that is the culmination of Luke Smith's life long passion for great wines. Luke, with his son Daniel, are producing award-winning wines which started with their first vintage in 2006. As of 2014 we are 3 time winners of the BC Lieutenant Governor award for Excellence in BC Wines. We are dedicated to producing small lots of fine wines, Luke and Daniel are building a legacy, a family winery for their future generations. « less
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Victoria, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

On a winery tour in Naramata my friend and I encountered this little gem of a winery: an awesome surprise. The winery is cute and the scenery is breathtaking. All the wines were absolutely amazing, even the one "with a story" - process went wrong and the owner wasn't happy about that particular wine! But they told us the story... More

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My girlfriends and I stopped in at the Howling Bluff Winery on our Grape Escapes tour and this was by far the best stop for all of us. The owner is extremely personable, shared history about his winery, and gave us tons of info about his wines! We all appreciated him taking the time with us to explain what kinds... More

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summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff estate winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping by! I always hope folks will enjoy our wines however I feel it is very important to tell the story of wine in a way that people can relate to. Please come again in the future and remember "there will be a quiz at the end" :) Cheers Luke More

Vancouver
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have been visiting Howling Bluff Estate Winery every time we make the trip to the Okanagan, annually for about 4 years now. We never pass up the opportunity to drop in and chat with Luke - and of course, sample his consistently amazing wines. In my opinion Howling Bluff is producing some of the most enjoyable wines in the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We added this winery to our list to visit as a last-minute decision and it was a pleasant surprise. Although it was tiny, they offered delicious wines and were very friendly. Worth a stop if you have time!

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summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff estate winery, responded to this review

Hi folks thank you for dropping by. We are indeed a small winery, only one non family employee, hopefully you experienced how hard we try as a family winery to grow great grapes and make good wine. I suppose one could argue that with 3 BC Lieutenant Governor awards for Excellence in BC wines we produce great wine. One of... More

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We didn't plan to visit HB but saw the interesting sign and stopped in. Glad we did - the wine is very good and the atmosphere is so friendly. No "all about me" servers here. Good stories, lots of fun. We came away with good memories of the winery and a delicious Pinot Noir. Also took a drive down Three... More

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summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff estate winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for "taking a chance" and stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed the servers because it was either, me, my son or my niece that helped you that day. Thank you for the review. More

Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Host Lucas provided an entertaining and informative review of his wines and their unique qualities. Great wines too.

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Did not have a good experience... The limo (a big group) arrived right after we got there and we were asked to share a tasting glass for this group. After one white wine tasting, we noticed that there is something in the glass but he told us to go to washroom to wash the glass by ourself. Finally we were... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Stopped in on Sunday for a tasting and didn't want to leave. Luke was friendly, knowledgeable, and didn't try to stuff any snobby wine information down our throats. Just good stories, and lots of laughs. Highly recommend! (And the wine was great too)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Award winning wines in an intimate tasting setting. You are not on the circuit or pushed on by a waiting line-up. THe winemaker has greqat knowledge and great stories; he is passionate about viniculture and winemaking.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This winery was not part of our original plan, but the cute sign intrigued us (big dog lovers). On our approach we were greeted by two cute pups, whom we later found out were big inspirations for the winery’s owner. Our server was a quiet young woman who came out of her shell once we started peppering her with questions.... More

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