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BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop

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Address: 1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1Z8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-868-0441
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The BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop was opened 15 years ago with the...

The BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop was opened 15 years ago with the intention to bring the history of the Okanagan Wine Region to the public, as well as to help teach the public about the vast wine industry in BC. Our shop sells BC Vintners Quality Alliance wines; which is a guarantee that you’re purchasing 100% BC Wine. We sell at winery prices and carry over 600 listings of wine from over 90 wineries. When you purchase wine from the BCVQA Wine Shop, not only are you supporting the Kelowna Museums Society, but you are also supporting local VQA Wineries.

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Small but interesting

The place is not big but there's enough information to entertain the visitor. The employees were very kind to spend some time to share their experience about the wine in Kelowna... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
annelise J
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Kelowna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live here and still find myself wandering into historical places like this to learn more about the history of Kelowna. Be prepared to spend some time looking and listening to the educators here. Well worth a visit on a chilly winter day while sipping a coconut latte

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Thank Jenniferkrezan
Calgary, AB, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A great place to go for the widest possible selection of BC wines, all housed in an impressive location. Conveniently located in downtown Kelowna. And with very friendly and helpful staff. Looking for wine? This is a great place to visit!

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Thank CalgaryAlphan
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Went in and did not find it so interesting although there was a gentleman offering advice and tour. We were in a hurry so really didn't have much time to spare anyway: it was like in and out in 5 minutes.....

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Thank Ianfung
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The place is not big but there's enough information to entertain the visitor. The employees were very kind to spend some time to share their experience about the wine in Kelowna (ie. the good places to taste it such as Sandhill on Richter St).

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Thank annelise J
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

My guess is they mean fruit wine museum. Mostly orchard related items in the museum. Too bad they no longer sell wine, but there's always Discovery Wines down the highway some.

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Thank Margaret H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We haven't been in town for a few months and came to buy wine in April. We were surprised to see that the wine sales operation has been closed (licence sold?) and all that remains is some history of fruit growing in the area and of course the gift shop. If you are coming to buy BC wines, better to... More 

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Thank YVRcockroach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The staff here are very well versed on all the wines and most wines here are usually only available at the winery itself. If you want to try more BC wines but don't have the time to get to all the wineries, this place can help. We shop here often.

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Thank Jbriseb1
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

a great quirky old heritage building full of great wine selections from local vineyards. And knowledgeable staff

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Thank retirement-seeker
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

It was great, if you knew what kind of wines you wanted it meant you didn't have to run around from winery to winery but sadly it is now closed. Instead you now get to go and try to source small wineries wines at a grocery store....

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

We love stopping here to "tour" many wineries without spending time on the highway fighting traffic. The staff is very knowledgeable and guided us to just what we were looking for, not only for wines but also local fine dining. A good place to start to decide which wineries to tour personally as well.

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Thank Cheryl M

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