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Le Vieux Pin Winery

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Address: 5496 Black Sage Rd, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T1, Canada
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+1 250-498-8388
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 18:30
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Named for the solitary majestic old growth pine of their Oliver estate, Le...

Named for the solitary majestic old growth pine of their Oliver estate, Le Vieux Pin sits perched amidst the famed vineyards of the Black Sage Bench: Canada's sole pocket desert, located in the South of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Since releasing their first vintage in 2005, Le Vieux Pin has captured the essence of traditional French winemaking, along with the bold New World character distinct to the region. Considered by the national wine industry to be a leading Syrah producer, the winery uses low input viticulture and non-interventionist winemaking to make exclusive vintages that carry with them a sense of time and place. These fine wines can be savoured nationwide and internationally, at select culinary hot spots, gastronomical institutions, and fine wine merchants. The pine tree stands alone. We invite you to visit us, our Tasting Room is open the following hours: Nov 1 - March 15: By Appointment only. March 16 - May 15: 7 days a week 11am-5pm. May 16 - Jun 30: Sun-Wed 11am-5pm, Thurs-Sat 10:30am-6:30pm. Jul 1 - Sept 30: 7 days a week 10:30am-6:30pm. Oct 1 - Oct 31: 7 days a week 11am- 5pm.

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Consistently Great Wines

I have visited every summer for the past seven years (since moving to Vancouver) and am always impressed with the year after year consistency of every vintage. Wow! Not cheap but... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Love their wine, but the tasting room experience is much stiffer and less enjoyable than most other wineries in Oliver. Tastings are relatively expensive, yet our server seemed inexperienced and uninterested in engaging. Not somewhere I'd recommend if you're just looking to pursue their offerings and learn about their process. More of a place where you'd go if you know... More 

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Thank Robin F
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have visited every summer for the past seven years (since moving to Vancouver) and am always impressed with the year after year consistency of every vintage. Wow! Not cheap but if there are wines you want to splurge on or impress your friends or family- these are them!

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1 Thank badactor0
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Wine tourism has invaded the okanagan valley and many slick tasting rooms have cropped up. Quite a few of them seem to be more about selling tastings rather than the wine. Le Vieux Pin was a wonderfully authentic tasting experience that all about the wine, and the incredibly good fortune to be in such a wonderful place.

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1 Thank jeremy b
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Coming from Oliver, it was a tight turn for our dually into their fairly narrow driveway. It is a very small winery that charges premium prices - over $70 for one of their white wines. Tasting fees are excessive and are consistent with Napa Valley, which is the reason we skip that region. With the number of excellent wineries in... More 

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

From the earth to the grape to the bottle every process along the way reflects a passion you can clearly taste. Le Vieux Pin is more than a winery for the folks that work there. Talking to them you realize it's a determined choice to work at a sustainable, independent, winery where they can advance their own passions for wine... More 

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1 Thank Stewart W
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Honestly the dirtiest winery I've ever been in. I couldn't even taste the wines without 20 fruit flies flying around the glass. "oh there's nothing we can do about them" well all the clean wineries seem to figure it out. I honestly couldn't get myself to buy a bottle imagining how many fruit flies are inthe wine before it is... More 

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Thank Corrie O
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on the way back from a golf course. The place was reasonably busy but we explored the grounds while the other groups finished their tasting. Wines were tasty (they seem to have much older age statements compared to other wineries) and we purchased a few bottles. The staff were great in taking the time to explain their wines... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

The wines in the tasting were all very nice but we found the tasting to be a bit pricey- $10 for the regular tasting and $18 to include the more expensive wines. We didn't like any of the wines enough to purchase a bottle but would recommend visiting here to others.

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1 Thank Devon E
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

This, to me, is what I want to avoid when tasting. I'm on holidays. I have limited time and want to enjoy my brief period away from work. I don't want a wine snob ruining my vacation. And I certainly don't need you to validate my status. As we enter a lady with barely passable English welcomes us with "What... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Personally, Le Vieux Pin has by far the best wine in Oliver. Each wine is very high quality and memorable. Really good and informative wine-tasting.

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