Nk'Mip Cellars

Nk'Mip Cellars, Osoyoos: Hours, Address, Nk'Mip Cellars Reviews: 4.5/5

Nk'Mip Cellars
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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At Nk’Mip Cellars, we are the dedicated guardians of a proud legacy. As the first Indigenous-owned winery in North America, we are inspired to express our culture in everything we do. Our Winery itself is a bold celebration and strong reflection of our commitment to authenticity and deep respect for our colourful past. We extend an invitation to discover, not only the international award-wining wines we produce, but also the relentless spirit and remarkable history that inspire them.
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PookyCake
Victoria, Canada13,071 contributions
I am far from a wine connoisseur, so I won’t pad this review with phony remarks about being able to taste hints of mandarin, peach or cardamom in any one particular sip of wine. Instead, I’ll just cut right to the heart of the matter: The Okanagan is known the world over for its wines. While in the region, I wanted to get a few bottles – one of which HAD to be an icewine (a personal favourite). Thus, after patronizing the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, we strolled over to the Cellars to grab some icewine. All told, we were in and out in less than 10 minutes. We’d grabbed a couple bottles of the Riesling Icewine (2018) and consumed one of them at my grandparents’ 65th Wedding Anniversary (gifting them the other). The wine was a big hit, with many enjoying the light sweetness of said wine.

Beyond that, we really can’t say too much because our visit was laser-focused on a particular item. It did confirm to us, though, that the Icewine found at Nk’Mip Cellars is worthy of the recognition it’s received. Definitely check this place out if you love wine and are visiting Osoyoos. We’ll certainly be getting more in future!
Written October 20, 2021
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FarFlungStarling
Qualicum Beach, Canada1,014 contributions
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The Nk’Mip Cellars building is beautiful, spacious and bright and houses a reception and gift shop, a wine tasting area and an outdoor patio restaurant that serves lunch. We were there for a regular wine tasting ( there is also a premium tasting) and were given a white, a rose and two different reds to sample. The friendly and knowledgeable hostess described each of the wines and left us to sample them at our leisure, no pressure to buy. Probably the most fun and relaxed wine tasting I’ve ever experienced… and we did buy because the wine was excellent.
Written July 15, 2021
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Yvonne B
Penticton, Canada300 contributions
As my niece and her friend enjoyed their tasting, I opted to explore the Gift Shop. Due to the pandemic, I was asked to provide contact information. Although smaller than I anticipated, it was packed with some interesting items. I spent time looking at the various items for sale including books, clothing, food products and other interesting merchandise. I was impressed with the setup as I could see the tasting area where patrons were enjoying the wines. I could shop at my leisure without being bothered by anyone. Once outside again, I was impressed with the stylized fountain situated in front of the Cellars. It featured a stylized horse and rider inside a tepee structure. I am sure it would have been a spectacular view at night because I could see lights strategically placed around the sculpture.
Written July 4, 2021
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vbrother
Abbotsford, Canada782 contributions
If you know what wine you want it is not worth while doing a wine tasting here. We had a relatively new lady doing the pouring and Loyd was proving details on the various wines. They have a non-refundable tasting fee. We always share a wine tasting as my husband likes red and I like white. Sharing a tasting generally gives us enough wine to have a good idea of what we like. The pours at Nk-mip are very small and since they charge a tasting fee we feel that we just do not get value for the money. We know the wines that we like and find it easier to just purchase the wine.

There a far better wine tasting experiences to be had.
Written June 29, 2021
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Nam L
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NK'MIP Cellars- Avoid this place at all costs

Sometime ago, it was my wife's birthday and we headed to Osoyoos for her birthday celebration and a quick vacation. We were going to the wineries and we stopped by this place.

Once we were inside the store, we were greeted by the woman in the picture. This picture is not mine; it's a screenshot from a Youtube video where someone posted his/her terrible experience with the same individual. I guess we were not the only ones. Ouch.

When my wife and I walked inside, the rude woman said to us rudely, something along the line of "you're here to taste wine?" My wife's response was: "Sure, thanks." During this time, this rude woman was serving a couple at the counter. Then, she went outside to tend to another couple. I heard she said to them: "You guys have been out here for quite sometime...how's everything?"

Then she returned to the counter. She said to us: "You guys want to taste wine right?" for a second time like we were beggars. My wife again said: "Yeah, sure." The rude woman responded with: "WHAT?" like we were speaking Dutch to her and she didn't understand. Talking about terrible mannerism! Then she grabbed two glasses and disappared to the back for about 5 mins. The couple at the counter was very nice, doing the rude woman's job and told us what to try and even gave us a basic overview (funny that these are customers). The rude woman returned, and said to us: "They are not doing it anymore." I supposed she meant SHE didn't want to help us. It was my wife's birthday and I did not want to ruin her day by making a scene, and so we left.

Perhaps, we didn't look like sophisticated wine tasters so she didn't think we were worthly of her time. Maybe we didn't look like we would buy enough stuff so we were "written-off" right from the beginning. No sale, no service. Staff is absolutely unprofessional. I cannot imagine this rude woman explaining or showing anything to anyone.

Moral of the story: Avoid this place.
Written October 25, 2021
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Liz C
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We were very looking forward to tasting the wines, but we did not have a reservation. We thought we would try just in case they took walk-ins. But no, we were turned away and told we could only taste if we had a reservation. Ok, so the next day we made a reservation and went back. I gave them my name and they said “No, you are not in our system and our system does not take reservations for the same day. You reserved for the next day.” So we were turned away again by the same person as the day before. Ironically, the June 8 review wrote that they “were fortunate to taste without a reservation”. No sympathy, no empathy, no expressions of regret, no no, we would not go back……very disappointing and very unwelcoming.
Written July 28, 2022
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Leslie E
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We went to the patio resturant and the service was slow, we ordered a rib appetizer and it was cold. Had a hard time getting the attention of the waitress to tell her. We were hungry so we ate it. The waitress seemed cranky. When we told her about it, she didn’t say much. 2 of us had salmon and it was cold too( not even Luke warm) 2 of us had duck and it was cold too. We finally were able to get the attention of the waitress about 15 minutes later and she took back the duck and replaced it with a warmer one. The rest of us ate it because we were hungry. She came back later to say, the cook said duck is med rare so it wouldn’t be very warm. She was not very apologetic or nice about it. Our bill was 200$ and she gave us 32$ off. That is not enough considering all of our meals were cold and took so long and waitress was not very nice
Written June 15, 2021
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Levi D
3 contributions
Couples
Wr paid $10 each for the QQ tasting, and the tasting person Lloyd just walked away after talking about only two of the wines in the tasting with no explanation to us and nobody to replace him. We waited for over 15 minutes and no tasting staff acknowledged us. We missed out on over half the wine tasting. Diane the manager was quite rude when we mentioned it to her, and offered only excuses while not even offering an appropriate apology or a refund for the tasting, or even an opportunity to complete the tasting that we paid for. Extremely poor and unprofessional service. Would not recommend.
Written September 14, 2021
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Hi Levi, Thank you for your feedback about your recent experience at Nk’Mip Cellars. Though we take great pride in our ability to offer our guests an exceptional experience, in your case we fell short of both yours and our expectations. In reviewing your experience with the team, I understand there we some challenges with providing our usual level of service. That said, we will use your information as an opportunity to review with the team how we can improve the overall experience and ensure we can provide our expected standards in the future, regardless of any mitigating circumstances. We hope when you are back in Osoyoos you will once again chose to visit Nk'Mip Cellars so we can show you our true level of hospitality. If you would like to speak to me further about your experience, please call me directly at 778-409-9914. Sincerely, Troy
Written September 25, 2021
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BC-Westcoaster
Vancouver, Canada294 contributions
Had a stand-up private tasting of the Qwam Qwmt tier of wine led by a lovely host who was knowledgeable about the wine, and we enjoyed chatting with her about wine and life and COVID. The tasting fee of $15 is waived with a $50 purchase. It gets busy, particularly on the weekends, so best to book a tasting reservation in advance.
Written September 17, 2020
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bubbadee63
Vancouver, Canada32 contributions
Couples
I booked the premium tasting on the same day of our golf game at Sonora Dunes. I didn’t realize that it is on the same resort and only separated by a parking lot! We ended up being 20 min early for our reservation after golf but the kind concierge let us in so we can get some crackers and chocolate bars, as we were starving, to purchase and also to cool down.
We were greeted by our host and was shown to an already prepared table for us. She offered to take pictures of us (she sanitized her hands before handling my phone) and even suggested a few different poses and angles. She’s a pro!
The tasting experience was definitely elevated compared to other wineries. It was in a separate room which was more peaceful and serene, the tasting was leisurely and informative, which made me more appreciative of the wines.
The store carried a variety of merchandise other than wine. We purchased etched Cala Lily coasters, cheese, crackers and ornaments.
Overall, it was an hour well spent and not to be missed!
Written September 16, 2020
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