Culmina Family Estate Winery, Oliver

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  • Culmina is very elegant. The wines are very carefully sorted and there is not a unfavourable wine here. Red or White. When you pull up there is a metal gate and you need to be careful since they only ...  more »
  • We have visited Culmina every year since it opened and will continue to do so. We like the thought care that the owners and hosts put into making sure that the experience of all visitors is top notch....  more »
  • We stopped here for the wine tasting. It was much more in depth than other wineries we visited. We were given an in depth explanation of the winery, their vineyards & their wine making goals. The wine...  more »
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  • The wine was excellent. The experience was insufferable, something akin to looking through a scrapbook, but the scrapbook of rich people that you do not know. I'll never get that hour back. It's too bad, because the riesling especially was incredible. The bad taste in my mouth was not left by the wine :)
  • Had the chance to visit Culmina Family Estate Winery today with a visitor. I am a " local " and have basically visited all the wineries in the South Okanagan over the 7 years I have lived here. There were a few positives about this experience. The winery and tasting room are in a beautiful setting affording terrific views of the Okanagan River as it flows into Osoyoos Lake, and the valley itself The staff were friendly, welcoming and well informed. Major disclaimer- I did not taste the 5 wines offered as I was the designated driver so have to rely on my friend's impressions Of the five he tasted he thought the Chardonnay was pretty good. He thought the rest were okay. He has extensive experience with the local wines, having also visited all the South Okanagan wineries over the years. Our major disappointments are somewhat at odd with other reviews. We weren't there to listen to the very lengthy family history of the winery and its previous and current owners, which, when combined with the wine tasting, took the better part of 45 minutes. We could have read that in a brochure if we wanted to. My friend was there to taste the wine, and, perhaps, learn a little about the wines themselves. The tasting fee was $10 PLUS TAX, which is the first time I have had the winery add tax to the tasting fee. Five dollars ( plus tax ?) would have been refunded if a purchase had been made. I am sure the fee is taxable, but other wineries appear to absorb the cost, if they even have a tasting fee. We also found the wines on the pricey side especially compared to those of other local wineries which my friend thought were comparable. All in all we were both disappointed with this wine tasting experience, and certainly won't be repeating it.
  • the highlight of our Golden Mile/Black Sage winery weekend - what a treat to hear the story of this innovative winery from the Triggs themselves. A gorgeous tasting room and incredibly knowledgeable and experienced hosts - as well as the chance to buy some rare bottles......we will be back!!
  • Had a great tasting experience at Culmina. They said their approach to wine tasting was a bit different than most and they delivered on that promise. Great history of the property and a relaxed tasting with none of the pretense we have experienced at some other wineries. Oh, and bye the way some pretty fantastic wines as well. The UNICUS produced from the first okanagan gruner veltliner plantings was our favorite.
  • Amazing, sit and relax wine tasting experience. No crowds no rush. Takes about 45 minutes. Great wines!

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Where to stay in Oliver

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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