Black Hills Estate Winery, Oliver

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Black Hills Estate Winery offers a complete experience for lovers of brand-name wine. Go to the organized wine tasting and choose the option you prefer the most--what type of wine you want, and how much of it you want. Whether you go alone or in a group, every table has a tasting host who tells you about the farming of the grapes and the making of different wines, and who is available to answer any additional questions. Have lunch during or after your tasting session at the restaurant, or go to the small shop where you can buy wine-related gifts and souvenirs. Put Black Hills Estate Winery into our Oliver vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Oliver.
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  • August 11, 2017
    I absolutely love coming here, and today did not disappoint. For those who want to experience some of the best wines in the Okanagan, Black Hills is a winery to visit. The experience is so enjoyable, ...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Beautiful establishment with modern decor, a lovely large patio space and pretty surroundings. My beef is that we visited with children who were hangry (we were on the verge too, only with more self c...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    We have attended the VIP tasting a number of times and am starting to find it is very repetitive. Our sever didn't share anything new or different about the wines, the area, etc. Service was okay but ...  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    Awesome experience! The tasting fee initially caught us off guard as its just not what we are used to, but once seated and working our way through the tasting we were so glad we stopped! My husband and I shared the full flight tasting for $20 which was perfect. We got more than just a sip each as its a 2 oz pour this also allowed us to pace our tasting experience which gave us time to truly get a good sense of the wines. Each wine was served in its approoriate stemware which adds to the experience. Our server Wayne was Awesome! Very knowledgeable and helpful. He provided additional recommendations of other area wineries that carry wines that suit our palate. Will definitely be back!
  • June 17, 2017
    We attended Black Hills Estate Winery as we always do whenever out in the area, it never, ever fails to completely blow us out of the water!! This trip we took 2 young adult newbies to the whole concept of wine-tasting experience & started our trip with Black Hills, knowing it would be an amazing experience, yet again, Black Hills, you are truly fantastic! Our wine guru this time was Gord - who absolutely ROCKS!!!! You made our experience with our young guests a truly memorable one & we thank-you from the bottom of our hearts! See you next year!
  • June 27, 2017
    Love Black Hills - it's not your normal tasting experience. If you want to saddle up to the tasting bar then there are a lot of options in the Okanagan. But if you want a sit down relaxing educational experience with some of the best wines in the Okanagan, then yes, there is a tasting fee. The servers aren't just locals that pour wine, they have a minimum of WSET 3 which is a lot of wine education and experience. We're in the Okanagan a lot and visit a lot of wineries and Black Hills never disappoints, they do it differently. You can certainly share a $10 tasting if you don't want to pay for two, there's enough wine to share.
  • April 26, 2017
    Every year we spend time going through wineries in the Okanagan valley. Visiting this winery on our first trip through the Oliver area was a disappointment. The service was very poor and we felt uncomfortable for being there. Charged us a $10 tasting fee for one person which was shocking. Staff is not friendly and we would not recommend vising this establishment when there are so many others in the area who want to make your experience perfect. Based on other reviews you can see this is a complaint has be made before.
  • September 17, 2016
    We made a lunch reservation the day before but were told the kitchen was closed that day when we arrived. Told the kitchen closing was probably noted on their web site.Also told it was OK to bring our dog but on arrival informed he would have to be tied to a post outside the tasting/dining area.Next we were seated in the lower patio by one staff and then told by another we were in the "club members only area"but they would let us stay there. Overall impression from a snobby staff was that we were fortunate to be there. .Good thing they have some great wines because they would never make it on service alone.

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Most accommodations in Oliver cluster around Main Street, with a selection of motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts offering comfortable bases for exploring the surrounding area. For something a bit more memorable, look north of town, where you can stay in a quaint cottage or guesthouse by a lake. Many people visit Oliver to sample the local wines or play golf, and if you stay southeast of the town center you'll be perfectly positioned to take part in similar activities. Reserve in advance between May and September.
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