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La Frenz Winery

1525 Randolph Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T5, Canada
250 492 6690
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Ranked #15 of 40 Activities in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Owner description: We are located on the beautiful Naramata Bench in the heart of the Okanangan Valley. At LA FRENZ , we believe the quality in the bottle begins in the... more » Owner description: We are located on the beautiful Naramata Bench in the heart of the Okanangan Valley. At LA FRENZ , we believe the quality in the bottle begins in the vineyard. Cutting edge and meticulous vineyard practices are used in combination with varieties tailored to the unique soils and micro climates of our vineyard sites to produce the vibrant and intense grape characters found only in the Okanagan Valley. The potential of the resulting fruit, using experience and careful stewardship throughout the vinification process, is maintained and enhanced to create exceptional wines that truly reflect the grape variety and vineyard site.We welcome you to our unique wine shop overlooking Lake Okanagan. This spectacular view was featured on the $100 banknote from 1954 to 1975. From April through October, we are open daily, 10am to 5pm for tastings and purchases. « less
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Cochrane, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We have taken La Frenz off our list of wineries to bring visitors to. Why would we do that as they are listed as the "best small winery for a second year in a row"? We recently did a wine tour which included five local wineries (small and large) with our friends two couples from the USA. We had been... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We have visited this lovely winery many many times over the years. No cute little shop, no cutesy souvenirs, no cheese and crackers. Just wonderful wine and knowledgeable people pouring it. We were in the Okanagan just last week and because I have to insert a date of my visit, I entered Sept. 2014. That's not true though. We did... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We tasted several wines here. We chose to purchase a 2012 Shiraz (Rockyfeller VYD) a smokey tasting Shiraz; 2012 Reserve Chardonnay; and a NV Liqueur Muscat a nice desert wine.

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Vancouver, Bc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Friendly staff. I wandered around the vineyard for a few minutes taking some nature photos before we did a tasting. During the tasting, one of the staff members mentioned that the entire area is a rattlesnake habitat. Definitely glad I didn't wander too far off of the paths!

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We booked the reserved tasting as we prefer slightly higher end wines. We were seated on the patio with an amazing lake and vinyard view. We sampled 5 wines which were generously poured! We could have sat there all day!

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Vancouver, Canada
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62 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

La Frenz makes great wine. Better yet, they make great, affordable wine. The downside is it’s not easy to come by, and you pretty much have to visit the winery to get your hands on it. The tasting room is tucked in among the vines, and walking up to it feels like a small pilgrimage, especially when you know what... More

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It does not surprise me that this winery has won Best Small Winery of the Year, Riverside International Wine Competition. The wines we sampled were all very, very good, and it was hard to pick only a few. The Shiraz was a standout for us. Our server was a bit edgy but overall the winery provided an excellent opportunity to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We went midday on a Saturday and the place was packed. It was hard to find a place to taste along the bar. The lady who served us gave us no explanation of any of the vintages and scowled at us when we asked for the spittoon as we were both taking turns driving and went to several vineyards that... More

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

This was on our list of top 10 BC wineries to visit and we were not disappointed! Every single wine we tasted was delicious and we wish we could have bought more! The staff were very friendly and the winery has a lovely patio to bring your picnic. Don't miss this one!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed our visit. The tasting room is a bit small but there is a patio. It would be nice to have something to nibble on ( crackers?) as you taste. All the staff we met were friendly, knowledgable and took extra time with us ( mind you they were not busy when we were there). I try not to... More

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