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Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Centre

553 Vees Drive, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8S3, Canada
250 276 2170
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Penticton
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: The Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Centre is the place to begin your Penticton & Wine Country experience. The Wine Country Visitor Centre is located... more » Owner description: The Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Centre is the place to begin your Penticton & Wine Country experience. The Wine Country Visitor Centre is located on the corner of Highway 97 and Vees Drive, in a beautiful wine-country themed building which houses the Wine Country Visitor Centre as well as the BC VQA Wine Information Centre. With a wealth of information about Penticton and area, we also have full details on the more than 130 wineries within an hour's drive of Penticton, along with every activity, tour, and outdoor adventure you can imagine. Start your Penticton & Wine Country experience here today. Penticton & Wine Country - where you'll truly find time to breathe. « less
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Magog, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Probably the best place to buy wine in the area. And the tourist information desk is quite helpful. First stop to make when arriving in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very neat little place! Lots of local wine and gifts, cheese! Extremely friendly staff loved this little place!!

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Victoria, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place is what it says...a wine store featuring BC wines...a bit dark, but handy for some..most likely locals who are out of their favourite. We went only because we were looking for 1 item that the wineries were sold out of. My partner got some info from the tourist side... really, it's nothing special, and a bit cold and... More

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Marsha M, Manager at Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Centre, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not feel you had a fabulous time at the Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Centre. I agree with you that it can feel a bit dark in here some days but we alway try to overcome that with super friendly staff and a wealth of local knowledge. Hope we see you back for another visit... More

Vancouver, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
34 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Anyone touring the Okanagan vineyards should drop in here, as it is the biggest source of relevant local information in the valley. They have maps for just about everywhere, and helpful staff. They also have a wine store offering an interesting if limited range of Okanagan wines. I was hoping for a more extensive range of wines in the retail... More

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Sammamish, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Located in center of town, this nice looking building consists of two parts - half of it is a tourist information center, and half of it is a large wine shop. There is no taste tasting, but you can find a good collection of local wines. Don't expect to spend large amount of time here. If you are interested in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great place for visitor info and to pick up tickets for the Many Hats productions. Very helpful staff in particular with the selection of tourist literature. The wine centre is great. Have selected many wonderful bottles of wine over the years.

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Didn't need to make the trip to get that unique bottle of wine, this store carries many vineyards. Sometimes it is just too much to visit all of the vineyards that you want, but you'd like to get a bottle that isn't in the LCB outlets. This store has hundreds (really) of different vineyards (not all products are here though).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Provides a great sampling of what wines are available in the area. Staff are very helpful if you don't know where to begin!

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Penticton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You can wine taste and get your travel information with one stop!! Wine sold here is the same price the wineries charge. Lots of selections, gifts.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A visitor centre that is a wine shop is the best idea ever! We went in and the staff were very helpful with suggesting activities that we were interested in. If you missed purchasing wine on you wine tour you can pick up those extra bottles here.

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