Frind Estate Winery
Frind Estate Winery
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Frind Estate Winery is a breathtaking lakefront winery situated on the historic Bennett Property in West Kelowna, British Columbia. The property was purchased in 2017 after Markus Frind sold his company Plenty of Fish and wanted to do something more hands-on. With over 500 years of family farming history, Markus wanted to combine his two passions; technology and agriculture. Today Frind Estate Winery is one of the most advanced wineries in the world, using cutting edge technology to create truly distinctive wines. Taste wine whilst savouring the lake view today!
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konra y
Kelowna, Canada21 contributions
Dec. 2022
Upon arrival, we were welcomed with a glass of Frind bubbly then taken to our personal heated dome. The menu was a four course dinner with wine pairings, absolutely delicious! The service was exceptional, the setting was amazing, definitely worth a visit!
Written December 11, 2022
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YVR_Traveller_9
Toronto, Canada172 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Business
Fine dining at its best! Exceptional cousine and service staff. Food was delicious and presented wonderfully. Staff was attentive, engaged, and knowledgeable. And the venue… wow! Being able to dine overlooking the lake in winter in individual domes (up to 6 per table) was a unique and enjoyable experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, service, and venue!
Written December 2, 2022
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Eddie T
Calgary, Canada63 contributions
Jun. 2022
Gorgeous winery, decor inside is superb and the view of the lake from their restaurant is unbeatable. They offer sampling of their wines (for a fee) which affords the opportunity to try some of their products, which I personally enjoyed to the point that I ended up buying a few bottles during my visit. One of the most memorable wineries in the area in my opinion.
Written November 13, 2022
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Beth I
3 contributions
Jun. 2022
The wine is what you get from your classic Kelowna mass-produced wine label. It's not amazing. I personally would not buy a bottle. The venue is really pretty, the back patio has a lovely view, but when you walk in it is confusing about where to go or how to get to either the wine patio or the bistro patio. High staff turnover. The bistro food was mediocre.. I had shawarma which was dry and lacked flavour.
Written September 26, 2022
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Christine B
Vancouver, Canada27 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Friends
Did not have the opportunity to enjoy the wine as I was designated driver however stopped for lunch in the restaurant & was very impressed. We were a party of 6 people & everything was fresh and delicious. The setting is great down on the Lake front & great outdoor patio seating area.
Next time I’m in town (next month) I will definitely be making a return visit & will be recommending to friends.
Good job Frind!
Written August 23, 2022
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Simpson2408
Denver, CO21 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
Fabulous place for breakfast in a gorgeous setting right by the lake. Great pastries and selection and would go back anytime
Written August 21, 2022
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Sunseekers005
Cochrane, Canada7 contributions
Aug. 2022
We stopped in for lunch on a very hot day. The only option out of the sun was a cafeteria off the wine tasting room. For an expensive restaurant in Kelowna, where the sun shines a lot, you would think a restaurant would have a better set up then cheap Costco umbrellas for shade...just saying. The cafeteria space was quiet and cool which worked well for us. The young host pointed us in the direction of the outdoor pizzeria and said we could order our own food and wine and they would deliver it to the cafeteria for us. Turned out not to be the case. The fellow who took our order at the pizza counter was not attentive and was more interested in the young lady customers. Our order was done incorrectly, although he was able to make adjustments (with a scowl of course). We were waiting in the cafeteria for our food as the host mentioned. Another staff member walked by and asked if we had a buzzer...we did not know we required a buzzer. She was very helpful and retrieved one for us. When we did receive our pizza it was mediocre at best. The wine was served in a plastic cup. I noticed there were several young staff members busily scurrying about, however, as I continued to watch them, they were literally walking in circles around the property trying to look busy while not actually doing anything the whole time...other than telling stories to each other about how their summer was going. There were 2-3 waitresses who were carrying the entire load with all of the customers patiently waiting for food...in the heat. As we sat I also noticed a kitchen area where staff were busily moving in and out of. There was a pile of empty boxes partially blocking the entrance which several staff tripped over as they were busy doing their circling. I called a more senior staff member over and pointed out the safety hazard. She did move the boxes slightly but not much. I was amazed how many staff members just kept kicking the boxes as they walked by without attempting to pick them up or move them out of the way. All in all it was a very bad experience at this restaurant and I would not return nor recommend this to anyone.
Written August 19, 2022
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Alison
Winnipeg, Canada27 contributions
Aug. 2022
We went on a Wine Tour of West Kelowna and Frind was the best one, far exceeding the others. Our wine tasting with Melissa T was fun and informative. We weren't rushed like we were at other wineries. The grounds are beautiful with lots of room to walk around and enjoy, and the beach is such a unique feature for a winery.

We also had the pleasure of meeting Sharon representing Frind at a wine tasting at our hotel. She is very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed trying more of the wines there. We will be ordering some now that we are back home!
Written August 15, 2022
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scot_cowboy
Glasgow, UK13 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
Beautiful setting with an amazing menu. Highly recommend the wine and the food. Staff were brilliant. We hadn’t booked but it was not a problem and we’re seated on patio.
Written August 14, 2022
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Fantasia S
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Jul. 2022 • Friends
Atmosphere is amazing with a beach front property, wines really stand out from other BC wines and the pizza is to die for. Family oriented and lots of room!
Written August 7, 2022
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