Road 13 Vineyards, Oliver

3.8
#17 of 30 in Wineries in Oliver
It's All About the Dirt.

Road 13, launched in 2008, was previously named Golden Mile Cellars, and has been owned by Pam and Mick Luckhurst since 2003. The wines express the special character of the South Okanagan’s renowned Golden Mile Bench. Their motto, “it’s all about the dirt” reflects their belief that great wines start in the vineyard.
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  • Without a doubt, one of the best wineries in all of the Okanagan!! Amazing wine, with the friendliest and knowledgable staff. One of the few wineries where you can actually have a face to face chat wi...  more »
  • I truly enjoyed this stop on our tour. Our host was entertaining and went out of his way to ensure we were enjoying the tasting and having a great time. We shared our adventures and learned a great de...  more »
  • Brought our friends here for a tasting, they were excited about the Castle look, the front door and amazing views. Honest John's Red has got to be the best bang for your buck wine in the area at only ...  more »
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  • Beautiful winery. Wines are good and reasonably priced which is not always the case in the area. Owner was friendly and interesting to talk to.
  • Not quite sure what the reviewer below was smoking, but they were OBVIOUSLY having a bad day ...... that said, without a doubt, one of the best wineries in all of the Okanagan!! Amazing wine, with the friendliest and knowledgable staff. One of the few wineries where you can actually have a face to face chat with the actual owner(s). Their passion oozes from them in conversation about their craft. HIGHLY recommend a visit and tastings of their outstanding wines. Thank you Joe, Laura, Mick and Pam.... keep doing what your doing...... AMAZING!! See you all soon. A&N
  • They were quite clear when we walked in that our children weren't welcome, but we persisted. As we began our tasting and tried to keep tabs on our relatively well behaved children, the server was on edge. Her terror proved well founded as our children wandered around, showing curiosity in their decor and randomly tried on the hats they had conveniently displayed 2 feet from the ground. Who would have thought? My children's interest in their surroundings exceeded my interest in their weak reds and tart whites. Let's say that if I ever need something to cook my seafood in, I know where to go. If you've read this far, allow me to finish strong. I recommend this vineyard and their balsamic vinegar, ahem, red wine if you like to make a face similar to when you walk into a hoarders' den and catch a whiff of the 13 cats that called the place home. I'm out.
  • Four (4) years ago I was at the BC Wine Appreciation Society for a wine tasting dinner presentation. I was so impressed with the winemaker, the time he took answering all of our questions etc that I made a special trip up to Nick’s winery two (2) years later. That is when the owner, Nick took me to his newly opened semi-private tasting room. Again, I was impressed with the time he spent with me. This past winter, I called and booked the tasting room. I even followed up a few weeks away as I was deep in planning my big half century birthday visit with my closest friends. I wanted to show off the gem location and wine I have been following for some time. Coconut Express picked up my party in Osoyoos and we heading directly to Road 13. From the moment we walked into the main tasting room, there seemed to be a problem. They took my money as I was paying for my group, then directed us to the semi-private tasting room. Instantly it was apparent we were not appreciated and respected. I have to tell you, this was a group of business professionals from Vancouver and the youngest was 39, the oldest, well let’s just say she has been there and done that and knows horrific service the moment it is shown. We were all treated like hooligans. To give an example, my eldest friend asked what was she tasting and the person pouring pointed to the tasting sheet and said “it’s right there”. Within 30 minutes my party was out in the parking lot and calling Coconut Express to come back and pick us up. Thankfully he was close by, he gladly came back and we continued on to a new location, were treated like the professionals we are. I thank my friends for being the amazing people each and every one of them are as we salvaged our birthday celebration elsewhere. I called today and they cancelled my membership – the feeling is mutual. Road 13 has lost a supporter but I gather they do not care. Brutal customer service, people skills and with no ability to try to accommodate or salvage the opportunity to sell cases of wine to my group. #road13doesnotcare
  • We went for the wine but this place is not family friendly. It has the ability to be but the attitude of the staff made it very uncomfortable and we were rushed to get out. I definitely left with less wine then I would have otherwise purchased.
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