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Howling Bluff estate winery

1086 Three Mile Rd, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T7, Canada
250.490.3640
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Ranked #14 of 32 activities in Penticton
Type: Wineries
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Vernon, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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108 reviews 108 reviews
20 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Its wasn't even about the wine (which is VERY GOOD) it was about the experience. We had stopped at a few wineries before we ventured to Howling Bluff and it was the best overall experience. The owner is a wonderful story tell and shared a number of stories about the wine , how to enjoy the wine (a bbqued porthouse... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Absolutely the Most Hospitable Host; Luke has Knowledge of Geography, Soil, Wines, Far beyond any Wineries we visited Last Summer in Penticton.Luke was having a bad day with floods and Mopping water but He happily set up for a Beautiful Mature woman and our small Family. Most Friendly and Fun Wine Tasting, we had all day...He gave us the most... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

That may sound like an over the top title for this review but when my husband & I visited Howling Bluff a couple of months ago we just loved the intimate setting of being in someones house & having the owner conduct the tasting & telling us interesting stories about the history of the winery, that's what made this a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

Luke Smith (owner) was very knowledgable and friendly, I never felt pressure or hurried by him. This small vineyard is easy to overlook, but is worth the stop! Lukes wines' are excellent. Small tasting area if you are in a group bigger than 6. 2$ tasting fee.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

The BC Wine Appreciation Society hosted another sold-out event January 2012 when Luke Smith, the owner of Howling Bluff Estate Winery joined us to lead two vertical tastings of his red wines. Luke is an outspoken advocate for the potential of the Naramata Bench to produce world-class wines, if only winery owners and winemakers would focus on the strengths he... More

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