Forging new paths in its sparkling setting beside Cascade Casino, BC Wine Information Centre pioneered as the first VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wine store in British Columbia 20 years ago. Thanks to the knowledgeable staff, visitors and residents alike find it a helpful hub and gateway to British Columbia wines. In addition to the extraordinary selection of BC VQA wine, it’s the go-to boutique of handcrafted local items such as designer jewelry, vinegars, dressings, preserves, and cheese. There’s an impressive collection of wine accessories, winery guidebooks, specialty cookbooks and culinary giftware.
Much more than retail, the Wine Info Centre offers innovative programming to enhance your tasting and develop your wine acumen. Flight Club, presented the first Wednesday monthly, is part blind tasting and board game ‘Clue’. For $15 plus tax, you are guided through a themed flight of three wines without the labels. Limited to 10 seats, snag your tickets fast. The complimentary pop-up wine tastings, Fridays, Saturdays, and special occasions continues so sign up for the newsletter, join the VQA Wine Club, and check out facebook.com/pentwineinfo and pentictonwineinfo.com for a complete listing of what’s up. Save November 18th for the much-loved Annual Customer Appreciation, an extravaganza of tastings by wineries and culinary providers, live music, and door prizes.
Pictured: More than wine available inside the beautiful new BC VQA Wine Info Centre.