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“3rd year in a row!”

Grape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc.
Ranked #1 of 42 Food & Drink in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: At Grape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc. it is our goal to create a fun, exciting, unforgettable experience while you explore the Okanagan and all the hidden gems within. Come share our excitement and enthusiasm. What better way to do that than to “Relax & Lounge while we drive you around!” Seats fill up fast so book your tour today!
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
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“3rd year in a row!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is the third year in a row that we have booked with Grape Friends. You are guranteed to have a wonderful day with Karen. She picks you up from your accommodations and takes you to different locations. This year, we have added in the brewery/distillery tour as well to the wine tour. It has been a very educational day on beer, liqeuers and wine. As wine country has a lot to offer, she defintely knows some of the hidden gems she can take you to. We look forward in booking again with her we highly recommende her services to those who are looking for a wine tour in the area.

Visited July 2013
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GrapeFriends, Owner at Grape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc., responded to this review, August 15, 2013
LOL it really was an grape day, can wait for number "4" :0]
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Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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“Great tour!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Even though I am just over 6 months pregnant and couldn't drink the wine I was still able to enjoy myself. Karen took us to all the small wineries in the area, some of which we may never have thought to go to. It was a great day and we may book another tour next year!

Visited July 2013
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“Will return!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

After researching tours in the area, I decided to plan our tour based on other reviews posted for grape friends. We booked a private tour and loved every minute of it. It was so nice to see that Karen knew all of the winemakers and their staff, which made us feel like we were with old friends as we toured through the different wineries. Karen provided a lot of knowledge on wine production, history and threw in fun facts as we went. You can tell she really has a passion for everything wine! We will be returning :)

Visited July 2013
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GrapeFriends, Owner at Grape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc., responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you Celeste! You and the guys were awesome and I had a lot of fun showing you around! Can't wait to do it all over again :0]
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Best tour ever! Karen was amazing!!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was our first ever wine tour and we couldn't have chosen a better person to do a tour with. Karen was amazing!!! We learned a great deal about the wines we tasted and wine in general. We learned about wine etiquette as well as had an amazing lunch at one of the wineries (The Kitchen). We went to 4 different wineries (Misconduct, Therapy, Lang and Moraine) with no rush and even stopped in Naramata so that we could say we had been there and spotted wild peacocks. All the wineries were wonderful with great staff who all knew Karen very well which made the tour more intimate and we found wines we loved at each one. Karen definitely took the reigns on which wineries we went to based on our experience at the previous one and the wines we liked. After an amazing day filled with wine tasting, jokes and lots of bottles of wine, Karen drove us back to our hotel for us to grab an umbrella and sweater and even drove us to dinner! AND she picked us up and dropped us off again. All in all Karen is AMAZING! it was an awesome experience and we can't wait to do another tour with her.

Visited June 2013
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GrapeFriends, Owner at Grape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc., responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you for the fabulously grape review! I really enjoyed taking you around and show you our hidden gems! Looking forward to seeing you again next time! :0]
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“Wonderful day in wine country!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

What can I say other than Karen from Grape Friends made our day nothing short if fantastic.

I am from Kelowna but I had a friend coming from the UK to visit and I wanted her to see the heart if wine country before she went back home. I emailed Grape Friends and Karen very quickly got back to me and after a couple questions we decided to do the Naramata tour with her.

It was just the three of us and we had great fun and learned some things too! The "lounge", her very comfy SUV, was wonderful to ride around in. She gave us tips and pointers to use when tasting the wine and answered any questions that we had.

We loved all of the wineries that we went to and needless to say, came home with a boxful of bottles as well as some knowledge we didn't have before.

I would highly recommend Grape Friends to anyone interested in an Okanagan wine tour.

Visited July 2013
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