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Culmina Family Estate Winery

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This place reserves a special spot in my heart.

You need to see how the mountains and the valley merge in this vineyard nestled where the sky and... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Katie G
Lovely experience

We didn’t have an appointment, but were invited to join in their great sit down tasting. Don... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Culmina Family Estate Winery, located on the Golden Mile Bench in the South Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, is the result of a lifetime of experience in the wine industry for Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs. Through their hard work, scientific...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn’t have an appointment, but were invited to join in their great sit down tasting. Don Triggs came out and treated the group and was very gracious answering questions. Nice wines too by the way.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Sara T, Director of Sales & Marketing at Culmina Family Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad that you enjoyed your experience at a Culmina! Hope to see you back again sometime soon. Best, Sara

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Include Culmina in your wine-tasting tour. It's a lovely location and they are happy to share their knowledge as you sample their wines. Bought the Gruener Veltliner (the first in the valley). Also loved the Rose Blend.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

Wasn't sure about this winery as we were met outside and asked if we had a reservation but once we were past that, we had nothing but a positive experience. Nice to learn as much as we did not only of the winery but the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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CulminaSara, Director of Sales & Marketing at Culmina Family Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely and thoughtful review. People often are walking to the wrong building which is why we tend to meet them in the parking lot to guide them to the front door. ;) Hope to see you back sometime again soon!...More

Reviewed May 4, 2019

Thank you to Culmina winery for a lovely afternoon! Upon arrival Tatianna greeted us and escorted us out on to their beautiful deck overlooking the valley. We tried some Riesling there and then went inside for a very informative tasting. Don came out to meet...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Judy Y
CulminaSara, Director of Sales & Marketing at Culmina Family Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad that you enjoyed your experience at Culmina! We would love to see you back sometime soon. Best, Sara

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Some great unique whites! But didn’t enjoy the wait after our tour guide making an appointment, or the long-winded spiel with our wines longingly waiting in front of us, or getting charged for the tasting after spending over $200. None of the other 5 wineries...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CulminaSara, Director of Sales & Marketing at Culmina Family Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chellecotton, So sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience! Our booked experiences - even when working with our Tour Operators - are semi-private, not private; this is why others were invited to join the group. (Our table hosts up to 10...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We had a great day of wine tasting in the Okanagan today. Culmina was by far the weakest link. We had booked a private tasting and they were very late and then allowed 2 walkins to join our group. The tasting was a long history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CulminaSara, Director of Sales & Marketing at Culmina Family Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Fiona S, So sorry to hear that you were blind sighted by the experience fee. I can absolutely understand that if you did not understand there to be one, and were then charged, that this would be upsetting. I'm also sorry to hear that...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I visited more than 20 wineries in the Okanagan region this week and my verdict is go to this one just before you go checkmate winery (right next to it). The view is fantastic, great whites, the rosé delicious and they also have interesting reds....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CulminaSara, Director of Sales & Marketing at Culmina Family Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Boic3005, So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Next time you are at CheckMate, please make sure to drop by again. Warmly, Sara

Reviewed August 29, 2018

We went here on a wine tour of 9 by the choice of our driver. It was a formal, sit-down tasting where they told us the story of the vineyard. It was beautiful inside and out. While interesting, it took too long and the place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CulminaSara, Director of Sales & Marketing, Family Member at Culmina Family Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

HI Kktickell, So sorry that the seated tasting experience that you had at Culmina did not match up with your expectations! Our Reserve Tasting costs $10 per person (plus applicable taxes), but we only charge $5 if wine is purchased. Since we only host 7...More

Reviewed July 3, 2018

You need to see how the mountains and the valley merge in this vineyard nestled where the sky and the water merge into one. It's magic, drink, soak in the sun, and be merry....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Katie G
CulminaSara, Director of Sales & Marketing at Culmina Family Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Katie G, Thank you so much for your kind, thoughtful review. The team works very hard to make our experiences enjoyable for our guests, so it means so much when they all resonate and the *stars align*. :) Hope to see you back sometime...More

Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

We specifically drove to South Okanagan to visit this winery. We were encouraged not to be intimidated by locked gate...simply buzz. We did... twice...to no avail. Not a very encouraging way to build loyalty. We will not go out of our way to visit again.More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Blair O
Sara T, Director of Sales & Marketing at Culmina Family Estate Winery, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Hi Blair O, So sorry that the gate was not opened during your arrival! As it has happened, we have been having issues with the gate all week, such that we didn't even know that there were issues until our vineyard team let us know...More

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