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Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum

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Small Museum but worth going to

The museum is divided into a Wine and Orchard Section. It has nice exhibits and staff try to make... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
GenePP
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Henderson, Nevada
Fruit and wine - how can you go wrong?

Great visit to this little museum. The museum had lots of information on how apples were picked... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
travellingshow2013
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Red Deer, Canada
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The Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum is ripening… Unearth the agricultural treasures that make our region unique at the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum. Vibrantly painted fruit crates, live bee hives and cherry pitting equipment are yours to...more
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1304 Ellis St | Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1Z8, Canada
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Housed in one of the oldest buildings in Kelowna: the Laurel Packinghouse on Ellis St. Divided in two small museums. One of the wine industry and a nice gift shop and the other is of Kelowna's fruit growing and processing industry. There is even a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That is a great question, Paula! Thank you for the wonderful review.

Reviewed November 2, 2018

The museum is divided into a Wine and Orchard Section. It has nice exhibits and staff try to make your visit memorable. The bee hive is interesting and history and how to make ice wine informative. If you have and hour or two a great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GenePP
KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, GenePP.

Reviewed September 7, 2018

Great visit to this little museum. The museum had lots of information on how apples were picked and how they were packaged as well as information on pitting cherries. It was awesome also to see how the wooden boxes were made. The staff member was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the museum, travellingshow2013. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Not a lot to see but what is available has historical significance! The old machines were rather unique & probably dangerous to operate! The gift shop offers more excitement than the actual museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, Heather R.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

When you climb the steps into the Museum, you're actually utilizing the truck loading dock from its apple business years ago. Inside, there are photos of how tall the trees used to be, as well as an actual ladder that would put you higher than...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web and Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this fabulous review Midwestadvocate!

Reviewed April 5, 2018

You should go to the museum if you're interested in Kelowna, and Wines! Small but very very informative :D The gift shop next to the museum was so great as well. Good!

Date of experience: March 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thanks for leaving the great review Sunny! Happy to hear that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed February 18, 2018

We were looking for something to fill in time and this place was really interesting, good insight into the wine and fruit industry of the Okanagan region. Nice little gift shop

Date of experience: February 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, SM & Marketing at Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself. We really appreciate the great review. Thank you very much.

Reviewed October 28, 2017

This was more about the fruit industry than the current wine business, as I recall. There were samples and photos of specialized tools to pick and can fruit. Explanations were minimal but we had an enthusiastic guide (traffic was slow) who explained some of it....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Wine and orchards are one of the mainstays of the Okanagan valley, and it's only fitting to have a museum for this industry. The place is in an old packing house - not meat packing, but fruit packing, instead - one of the few that...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

The self guided tour took less than one hour but was an excellent introduction to the history of the area as well as how apples are processed and get to your super markets over the years. Well worth the stop. Gift shop with GREAT apples...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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