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Okanagan Wine And Orchard Museum

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Address: 1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1Z8, Canada
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(778) 478-0325
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop was opened 15 years ago with the...

The BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop was opened 15 years ago with the intention to bring the history of the Okanagan Wine Region to the public, as well as to help teach the public about the vast wine industry in BC. Our shop sells BC Vintners Quality Alliance wines; which is a guarantee that you’re purchasing 100% BC Wine. We sell at winery prices and carry over 600 listings of wine from over 90 wineries. When you purchase wine from the BCVQA Wine Shop, not only are you supporting the Kelowna Museums Society, but you are also supporting local VQA Wineries.

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They closed this place

It was great, if you knew what kind of wines you wanted it meant you didn't have to run around from winery to winery but sadly it is now closed. Instead you now get to go and try... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 27, 2016
bgmwallis
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

It was great, if you knew what kind of wines you wanted it meant you didn't have to run around from winery to winery but sadly it is now closed. Instead you now get to go and try to source small wineries wines at a grocery store....

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

We love stopping here to "tour" many wineries without spending time on the highway fighting traffic. The staff is very knowledgeable and guided us to just what we were looking for, not only for wines but also local fine dining. A good place to start to decide which wineries to tour personally as well.

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Thank Cheryl M
Kelowna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everyone here is very helpful and friendly. We stopped by for some wine for dinner and ended up having a tasting and spending a lot more time here then we thought we would and buying more wine than we expected.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

Always knowledgeable, always helpful.Hours of operation are great and the selection is quite amazing.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

The staff here are very knowledgeable. I was putting together a case of wine for a wedding present and was very impressed with the selection and advice.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

We stopped there to buy some award winning wine as we had no time to visit the winery. We visited the Museum as well. Very interesting with old equipment and pictures. There was more than wine also as antique apple processing equipment and pictures were also on display.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

After experiencing a great wine tour, I thought it would be fun to walk through the museum and learn more about the industry. So the next day I ventured in and was surprised that the museum was basically the back wall of the wine shop. Possibly I expected too much, but there certainly wasn't much to see.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

Some artifacts and some historical text in the corner of a wine shop doesn't really cut it as a "museum". Fortunately was just a 5 min. walk from hotel, so wasn't a waste of,time in that sense.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

So many wineries and so many wines to choose from and at the local winery prices. The staff are very knowledgable and helpful, a great way to try the wines but without having to drive to all the wineries. Our go to when time doesn't permit us to visit the winery itself.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Tasting are limited but free. You can shop for wines from anywhere in BC. Knowledgable friendly staff. Located in the city's downtown so definitely worth a stop.

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