Ruby Blues Winery
Ruby Blues Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Welcome to Ruby Blues Winery, possibly the funkiest small boutique winery on the stunningly beautiful Naramata Bench in the South Okanagan.
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Parkland349
Edmonton, Canada52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Great friendly place where staff go out of their way to take care of visitors. We have visited several times and returned just to buy a couple of cases of exceptional "Black Stileto" wine to take home to Alberta. Prudence is a great leader of her team--she leads by example. When we visited she was in the vineyard pruning vines.
Written July 23, 2022
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yazman12018
Edmonton, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We had a really good time here. Our tour guide was Bill and he did an amazing job explaining the wines, so good in fact that we bought a case of wine. Great wine, friendly knowledgeable staff. Will definitely go back
Written September 10, 2022
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Julia
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
The tasting fee is a smile- this started off our experience on a great note. The staff was very friendly, they followed covid protocols and the scenery was great. We ended up leaving with two bottles. Don’t leave penticton without visiting Ruby Blues!
Written July 7, 2020
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Monkeytoez
Lethbridge, Canada666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
I love this little winery . I even came solo my last visit . They were very welcoming . Great set up outside for tastings and social distancing and didn’t need an appointment . They have a wonderful array of easy drinking wines . The winery is in a gorgeous location . They even had a wonderful wine special on a case . I scooped that up happily ! I will return again when I am in the area .
Written August 26, 2020
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hippomunkeetravel
Vancouver, Canada84 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Came here as the first stop of our wine tour and it was unfortunate that we had to experience this place as our first stop as it was also probably our worst winery of not only the tour, but also our trip! The tasting room is small and cluttered (though there were a surprising number of people there). Seems like their main draw is the hippy van out front (not their wines).

Overall would summarize it as below-average venue, average wines, and below-average service. If you are trying to knock off every spot in Naramata this could be worth visiting, but otherwise there are better places to spend your time. Would not recommend.
Written August 30, 2017
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BenAda
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Friends
I'm confused is this a winery or a shoe store? Everybody keeps talking about their shoes but not their wine. I went for the wine and didn't care for any of it, I think they should just stick to selling shoes.
Written July 19, 2012
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PrinceGastronome
Vancouver, Canada1,886 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
I’ll spoil the plot by saying Ruby Blues is amazing and worth the visit in order to spare those with the attention of a ferret on a double espresso who don’t like big words or paragraphs longer that three sentences the remaining 595 words, because there be story time.

Two years ago, my girlfriend and I were slogging through West Edmonton Mall (which in the last few years has turned into Guantanamo Bay for chicklet-brains) when we stumbled into a liquor store. Perusing the selection, by almost random we picked up a bottle not out of name recognition but rather aesthetics. It looked pretty. We returned a few days later to our home town and allowed my sister to select one of the several wines we had purchased. And “yoink”, like that, without pause, she snagged that bottle, the Ruby Blues Red Stiletto, following that with her own tale of how she considers it her all-time favorite wine. Period.

Two years later, just last fall, my girlfriend and I embarked on our first official wine trip. Over a week, we visited 60 wineries and returned with 120 bottles. So of course, given the hype laid on thicker than Sofia Vergara’s accent, Ruby Blues had to be a destination. Unlike American political ads, this is propaganda you can believe—Ruby Blues is astonishing. Its history is coupled with the competing Red Rooster across the street. The owner of Ruby Blues had started with the other winery, but their phenomenal success proved overwhelming, and after the anxiety of dealing with marketing, winemaking, and weddings around an already expansive and expanding business, the owners decided to walk away. They sold all but one of their fields to a conglomerate and retired…for apparently 30 seconds. Ruby Blues came from their desire to remain winemakers, and we are all blessed for it.

When judged strictly on personality, Ruby Blues is Steve Jobs before the iPhone launch. Massive. Deserving. The ornamentation is unique if not a little confusing. Externally, Ruby Blues presents itself as trying to reach back to its hippie youth, the grounds dominated by flower-powered Volkswagen microbuses adorned like they were dropped off by Jane Fonda and Stevie Nicks. Inside, that iconography carries into the merchandise as well but is then fringed on all sides by shoes. Women’s shoes…and not casual flip flops, but expensive high heels. Weird. And obviously, that decision carries not only into the winery’s name but in the titles they bestow on their bottles as well. Their signature wines are the red and white stilettos. The building itself is rather small, obviously, when compared to the competition, but it certainly feels welcoming. The tasting is generous, and the staff is friendly. And the wine is good. I typed this while staring at my 1.5-liter Red Stiletto Magnum, numbered 95 out of 150. That’s right, limited edition, and still sealed though not for much longer. We acquired a few other bottles then, but that’s the star from both that winery and our collection entire, right alongside our 2010 Cassini Cellars Maximus Magnum and our 2013 The Prisoner.

Ruby Blues, it must be restated, is exactly why you visit Naramata. Not because of some pageantry in the construction of the winery, but in the passion of the winemaking and the intimacy of their setup. The owners obviously know their craft, and it shows. On our second trip, we took our friends with us, and Ruby Blues was one a very short list of repeated location. It’s worth it folks.
Written June 13, 2017
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Thank you for visiting Ruby Blues Winery and for taking the time to write your review. Was great to read about how you got the first time to taste our Red Stiletto. Glad that it made a lasting memory and impression. We are looking forward to your next visit. Cheers, Peace & Love
Written July 25, 2017
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Jay R
Port Coquitlam, Canada60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
What a cool winery! The setting is fun, the concept is fun and the owner is funner! I loved every minute of my visit!
Written July 22, 2018
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Karen Caulfield
Minyama, Australia88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
From the minute we saw the combie van out front we new we’d have some fun! The stories were enjoyable to listen to and the wine worth buying.
Written April 21, 2018
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dsosa18
Vancouver, Canada64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
great place to taste some wines and have a laugh. The people who work there are so funny , great service and very knowledgeable. The stiletto red wine is amazing.
Written October 29, 2015
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