The BC Wine Information Centre VQA is the province’s first VQA store. As a long-time foundation of Penticton’s wine touring scene, visitors often stop in at the beginning of their stay to get suggestions from the knowledgeable staff about choosing wineries they should visit. They also come back at the end of their trip to pickup any wines that they missed or to repurchase a few wines that they had enjoyed on their hotel balcony. Now you can access BC’s original VQA store from anywhere at any time of the year! A recent upgrade to their website now includes a wine club with mixed cases of VQA wines shipped right to your door. There are also monthly subscription memberships of three bottles available. For those who prefer à la carte purchasing, the website also has a shopping cart to purchase many of the wines, wine accessories, and gifts. The shopping experience at the Wine Information Centre is now just clicks away at any time of the year. Visitors who want to keep in touch with wine country can also subscribe to the Centre’s newsletter online. Gift baskets make great presents for hostess gifts or special occasions and have long been one of the special services available at the Wine Information Centre. They are infinitely customizable with just about any combination of wines, products, and basket sizes and styles available in the store. Each is unique as no two baskets are ever alike. Choose the products from the store and the staff will arrange and wrap it for you. There are always pre-made baskets available if time is tight. Stop in anytime to see the baskets and browse the collection of BC VQA wines.

~ Luke Whittall