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BC Wine Information Centre

553 Vees Dr Unit 101 | northeast corner by Cascades Casino, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8S3, Canada
+1 250-490-2006
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The staff know their stuff and believe me you will need their advice. There are so many wineries in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SES45
So many wines

This was our first stop on our wine tour. The lady behind the counter gave us a great explanation... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Hawkeye477
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Home to more than 200 wineries and over 800 wines, we have the region's largest selection of BC VQA wines. As locals, we can share insights into selection and help you choose a wine for any occasion. Whether you're planning a seated dinner or you spontaneously invited friends over for backyard barbecue, we'll help you find a wine that fits your menu. Touring BC wineries? Visit us for tasting tips before you start your day. Our selection of local cheeses and gourmet goodies are an ideal addition to Okanagan wine touring. If you missed picking up a bottle on your tour, pop in to top up your selections and grab a chilled bottle to take with you. Open daily (Sun-Wed 9-6 and Thurs-Sat 9-7) with designated parking. Located in Penticton at the northeast corner of Eckhardt and Highway 97, beside Cascades Casino.
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553 Vees Dr Unit 101 | northeast corner by Cascades Casino, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8S3, Canada
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+1 250-490-2006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff know their stuff and believe me you will need their advice. There are so many wineries in this area that it can be overwhelming. The staff are very friendly and will help you not only with your wine inquiries, but also restaurants and...More

Thank SES45
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was our first stop on our wine tour. The lady behind the counter gave us a great explanation of what to expect at the wineries, how to look at the wine, the steps we could use at the testing sites. We practiced there and...More

Thank Hawkeye477
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This is a must stop for anyone touring wineries in the Okanagan Valley. The tasting is worthwhile, for sure - the guide shows you how to taste the wines, is very knowledgeable. Info is available on tour options as well. The store has lots of...More

Thank Denise D
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

The VQA store is the place to go when you come to Pen. It has all the VQA wines from the valley and BC. The staff is super friendly and so very well versed in the wine industry. The have a great shop with loads...More

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Jeannette M, Public Relations Manager at BC Wine Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you so much for visiting us. We appreciate you stopping in, and the kind review. Have a wonderful summer.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you want to sample (taste) new wines, choose from the BEST variety of VQA wines in the Okanagan then you've got to go to the Wine Centre. Located next to the Casino the staff can help you decide where to go and plan your...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Service was excellent and Kayla gave some great wine suggestions. She knew her products well and we have enjoyed the selections she suggested. Worth stopping by to pick up wine, napkins, glasses and other novelties! Pleasantly surprised.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Needed a bottle of wine for dinner so thought we'd make a quick stop in... had no idea there would be so many beautiful things to browse over! Staff were very helpful in picking out a great bottle. One stop shop for great selection of...More

Thank Karl_YEG
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The centre offers a very good selection of some of the Okanagan's best wines. Wine tasting is available at this location so if you are just passing through and don't have enough time to visit one of the many incredible wineries this would be a...More

Thank tafry
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped here to check on a map. What we found was a wonderful shop with all kinds of wine, chocolate and gift items. We purchased 2 kinds of chocolate and a few gift items. It was so much fun. We didn't get a map,...More

Thank CKT808
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to enquire about local wines and were treated to a tasting. The staff are all extremely knowledgeable about all the local wines and wineries. We were also able to get a list of all local wineries and information about the...More

Thank Tiffany O
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