Little Engine Wines

Little Engine Wines, Penticton: Hours, Address, Little Engine Wines Reviews: 4.5/5

Little Engine Wines
4.5
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Little Engine Wines is a winery dedicated to the pursuit of perfection. Offering a selection of premium barrel aged wines, we invite you to stop in for the Little Engine experience.
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Rachel
4 contributions
Sep. 2021
We have visited many wineries over the years and unfortunately Little Engine did not deliver. We did the tasting with chocolates and were underwhelmed by the experience. The view was lovely and the wine/chocolate was good, but the service was not the best (and for $37 a head for the tasting I expected much better). We were left alone for long periods of time and only received minimal explanations about the wine. In addition, the air of pretentiousness was unlike anything I've ever seen at any winery on Naramata Bench. Not an enjoyable experience.
Written September 27, 2021
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R B
1 contribution
Sep. 2021
This place has an air pf pretentiousness and self-importance the likes of which I have never seen before. They should not be recommending customers purchase something and then not be able to deliver on it...but they had no problem doing just that and then to add insult to injury insisted on full payment!
The wine at Little Engine is mediocre at best and definitely overpriced. You will find far better wines at other nearby wineries and at a more reasonable price point. Drive past this winery - you'll be glad you did.
Written September 22, 2021
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Figment59
63 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Couples
This was an unexpected surprise. I went there because I saw and loved their bottles for olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Well…I left as a wine club member, loving their wine. Such a beautiful location and new patio with a magnificent view. A must visit when you’re on the Bench.
Written June 29, 2021
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melissakh604
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Had a fantastic wine tasting paired with Karat Chocolates at Little Engine on their outdoor patio. What a wonderful, relaxing, insightful experience. Highly recommend this if you are visiting Naramata, Okanagan Valley.
Written June 17, 2021
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Hanna W
3 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Friends
Little Engine was our first stop on our girls weekend from Whistler, and what an experience. Joe took such great care of us and guided us through their range of fantastic wines with great enthusiasm. Thank you, Joe, for giving us a great start to our trip!
Written October 10, 2020
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Wilson L
Vancouver, Canada3,376 contributions
Sep. 2020
Little Engines Winery is an absolutely MUST check out winery. The wine is amazing and the staff are incredible. The tasting room is gorgeous, make sure you make your reservations! The property is so nice too. I highly recommend making this a stop for your wine tastings!
Written October 1, 2020
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Wilson, Thank-you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It's fantastic to know that you had a positive experience and we hope to see you again soon!
Written October 3, 2020
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BC-Westcoaster
Vancouver, Canada269 contributions
Sep. 2020
The tasting experience is advertised as being 45 minutes, but the only reason it was that long is that we were left alone for large periods of time. We were seated for our reservation on their lovely patio by one person. Then after several minutes a second person brought the five wines we would be tasting, told us some minimal information about the first one, then left us alone again for several minutes, so there was no opportunity to ask questions. But we thought maybe she just wanted us to enjoy the tasting without being hovered over. She came back and told us about the second wine, then left again, and just never returned. We could see her boxing wine in the shop, and were trying to catch her eye, but after about 10 minutes it became clear she simply wasn't coming back. We were finally able to snag a third employee walking by who told us about the remaining three wines all at once, and encouraged us to ask any questions at that time "in case I don't get a chance to come back to you". In this time of COVID it was the only one of the nine wineries we visited that didn't have a dedicated host for each party. The wine is quite nice, especially the Chardonnay, (though also quite expensive) but we were so put off by the experience that we just paid the tasting fee and left without buying anything and spent our money elsewhere. Perhaps we were there on an off day, as a friend of mine swears by this place, but based on our visit we feel there are far better experiences to be had at almost any of the nearby wineries.
Written September 14, 2020
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demiany
richmond67 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Our $20 pp tasting started off with three of the five wines being plunked down in front of us in the hot sun. Not a lot of explanation and we only liked one of them. Our next ‘host’ brought the two reds. He was more attentive but we wouldn’t have bought any of the wine if it was half the price.
It’s a seated tasting with a lovely view but a really disappointing experience.
We paid our $40 ( for two ) and left. So many other, better wineries around...
Written August 30, 2020
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Wine is subjective and we are not the winery for everyone. During Covid we are doing our best to showcase our wines on our outside patio which is the safest environment, and can not control the weather that mother nature gives us. We are are sorry to hear you did not get the experience we strive to give.
Written September 13, 2020
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Cara A
18 contributions
Jul. 2020
Little Engine knows service!! Although I had a reservation for later in the week-they were happy to squeeze me in early. They are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir house. These are the wines you MUST try. Susan, who was stolen away from Poplar Grove, knows her wine and it shines through her face. The wine is excellent but the experience will keep this winery on your list from year to year.
Written July 28, 2020
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Thank-you for your applause! We were blessed to have Susan join us this season and are pleased to hear that we have succeeded in creating an experience! Looking forward to you visiting again in the future!
Written August 26, 2020
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Jeanne J
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions
Jun. 2020
This is a little gem in Naramata. Lovely patio and the staff are very knowledgeable without coming across as wine snobs. Jonathan facilitated our tasting, he was very attentive and suggested a few other wines to taste that were not included in the tasting. " I have this open so we might as well taste it" We met the owners just by chance and they were very friendly and took the time to answer our questions.
They have very clear COVID health and safety measures in place that don't impact on your wine tasting experience. We came away with 6 bottles and are now club members!
Written July 9, 2020
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Thank-you so much for sharing your positive experience at our winery! We have done our best to manage the new normal during these times, and are pleased to hear we have succeed. Welcome to the Cellar Club and we look forward to the next time you have a chance to visit!
Written August 26, 2020
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Little Engine Wines is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.