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Okanagan Wine And Orchard Museum

1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1Z8, Canada
+1 778-478-0325
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Machines and tools galore

This was more about the fruit industry than the current wine business, as I recall. There were... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
BinColorado
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Denver, Colorado, USA
Small - but very informative and attractive

Wine and orchards are one of the mainstays of the Okanagan valley, and it's only fitting to have a... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Marc S
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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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1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1Z8, Canada
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This was more about the fruit industry than the current wine business, as I recall. There were samples and photos of specialized tools to pick and can fruit. Explanations were minimal but we had an enthusiastic guide (traffic was slow) who explained some of it....More

Thank BinColorado
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Wine and orchards are one of the mainstays of the Okanagan valley, and it's only fitting to have a museum for this industry. The place is in an old packing house - not meat packing, but fruit packing, instead - one of the few that...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

This turned out to be the perfect place to spend some time on a rainy day. Part of the collection tells about the fruit industry and displays various tools used in gathering and processing the fruit while the other part is a collection of artifacts...More

Thank Janice_2012_12
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Wine and Orchard museum is located in an old fruit packing factory which has been converted into an events hall and small two-room museum. The museum is free and worth a look. It took me about an hour to look at and read everything....More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 26 December 2016

They advertised hours of 10-6 and we got there and they were closed. False advertising. Were in town for Christmas with family

Thank Ralph W
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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...More

Thank Jenniferkrezan
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!

Thank CalgaryAlphan
Reviewed 31 July 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.....

Thank Ianfung
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).

Thank annelise J
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.

Thank Margaret H
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