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Howling Bluff Estate Winery

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We had not been to this winery before. Our loss. The staff are great and the wine is superb. They... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Searchingones
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Penticton, Canada
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Over and above

We saw many wineries while in the Okanagan and this is the only one I plan to write a review for... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
255reneet
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St. Albert, Canada
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Founded in 2004, the Smith Family built Howling Bluff Estate Winery and vineyard from scratch on our farm on Three Mile Rd that is now part of the famous Naramata Bench wine region. We released our first vintage, the 2006 Sauvignon Blanc, in the...more
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1086 Three Mile Rd, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T7, Canada
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We had not been to this winery before. Our loss. The staff are great and the wine is superb. They make amazing Pinot noir wines. The outside patio is very nice to either sit or stand and enjoy the surroundings. We will be back.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Hi folks, thanks you so much for the review. We do have a passion for our Pinot Noir. You may have been one of the first people to try the 2015 Century block Pinot Noir as I had to bring a few cases down to...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018

We saw many wineries while in the Okanagan and this is the only one I plan to write a review for. They were all great and we loved the wines at the other vineyards, but Howling Bluff went above and beyond for us. We visited...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Hi folks. The young lady that helped you is Sydney. Sydney has been a part of our story for 3 years now as she works her way towards becoming a teacher. Sydney bring that passion of wanting to share and teach to our tasting room....More

Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

A surprise find among many excellent Naramata wineries! Excellent rose Pinot Noir, excellent white blend. Will order their wines, yearly.

Date of experience: July 2018
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summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you so much.

Reviewed May 23, 2018

I have been buying HB wines for a number of years now and have visited the winery a few times. Luke is contagiously excited about all things wine and Pinot Noir especially and it shows in the quality of the product. This is not the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank windsnow
summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you. We do have fun swinging for the fences with each vintage.

Reviewed March 15, 2018

There are a great many wineries in the Okanagan.... many of them are okay and dont make impressive wine. Howling Bluff makes truly incredible wine. They make wine you dream about and remember long after. Its not a big showy winery with fancy sideshows and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Johann W
summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you so much we do try.

Reviewed September 25, 2017

First time visit! The staff were knowledgeable and very friendly. The wine was really good. A little small for large groups. The building looks very run down , windows broken and dogs running around the room. This place needs a bit of upgrade. However, overall...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Hi there, well thank you for the review. You do recall that the winery is called Howling Bluff for a reason. Our dogs. We are also a dog friendly winery so "dogs running around" is our middle name. As for the run down part, I'm...More

Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have met the owner, Luke Smith, when we visited. We've read about his Pinot Noir wines, but we were impressed even further when we tasted them. We bought a couple of bottles of the 2013 Century Block for the cellar...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Thank you so much! We do try which is helped along by the fantastic vineyard we have. The 2013 Century Block Pinot Noir is a monster, please let me know how it does when you open it up. Luke

Reviewed June 27, 2017

This quaint vineyard is the place to stop for an amazing glass of vino on their patio. Staff were funny, knowledgeable and just added to the whole experience. A great tasting selection, so finding a bottle or two (or three) to take home was no...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2017

Hi Karl, this is a lovely way to start our day. I will pass on your kind words to Sydney and Dave. Thank you Luke

Reviewed July 19, 2016

excellent wines! even with a small tasting room, we still bought a variety of their wines, including the Sin Cera, which was excellent.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

We were greeted right away. I think it was the owner that take care of our tasting. He was very friendly, we really had a good time chatting with him. He explained us a lot of things about his winery and wines in the valley....More

Date of experience: June 2016
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summaquies, Owner at Howling Bluff Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2016

Thank you for your kind words. We do try to to make sure everyone has fun while here. Cheers Luke

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