La Frenz Winery

La Frenz Winery, Penticton: Address, Phone Number, La Frenz Winery Reviews: 4.5/5

La Frenz Winery
4.5
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We are located on the beautiful Naramata Bench in the heart of the Okanangan Valley. At LA FRENZ, we believe the quality in the bottle begins in the vineyard. Cutting edge and meticulous vineyard practices are used in combination with varieties tailored to the unique soils and micro climates of our vineyard sites to produce the vibrant and intense grape characters found only in the Okanagan Valley. The potential of the resulting fruit, using experience and careful stewardship throughout the vinification process, is maintained and enhanced to create exceptional wines that truly reflect the grape variety and vineyard site. We welcome you to our unique wine shop overlooking Lake Okanagan. This spectacular view was featured on the $100 banknote from 1954 to 1975. From April through October, we are open daily, 10am to 5pm for tastings and purchases. Join us on our patio for a seated tasting experience or sample at the tasting bar. Seating is limited so reservations are encouraged. We do require advance reservations for groups of 8 or more.
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TexasTeaTexas
Texas97 contributions
Great Fortified Wines.
Oct. 2020 • Couples
They were sold out of most of their usual wines as it is so late in the year. We tried the 3 fortified wines and really liked them all. Our host was super friendly and knowledgeable. Our favorites of the 3 fortified wines we tried were the N V Liqueur Muscat and the Vintage Port. We will keep ordering both and will have it on our must stop each time we visit the area.
Written 17 October 2020
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Thank you for stopping by and tasting our fortifieds. You'll have to come back next Spring when the whites and reds are released!
Written 19 October 2020
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Janine B
Anchorage, AK59 contributions
Amazing!!!
Aug. 2020
Amazing experience. Wine was so good and Blake was a great host. He talked us through the wines and was very knowledgeable. I wished they served food as we could have stayed there all day.
Written 15 August 2020
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Thanks for your kind words. Blake does a great job and loves sharing his knowledge of wine with our guests as they overlook our pretty amazing view!
Written 8 September 2020
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L69
White Rock, Canada77 contributions
No good wines left
Jul. 2020 • Friends
Normally everything is really great here. Due to Covid-19 all their quality wines are sold out because everyone ordered online. At this time I wouldn’t waste having a tasting here, what’s left is mediocre. The only thing worth buying was the port. Next year
Written 2 August 2020
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Hi L69, Thank you for your review. We have some wines that are now sold out and unavailable. We make different quantities of each wine, so having some sell out more quickly than others has nothing to do with quality but more a result of production and release dates. Wines currently available for tasting and purchase are two recent Double Gold and two Gold medal winners at the All Canadian Wine Championships indicating they are awarded as some of the best wines in Canada. Hope to see you next year early in the season. Cheers
Written 7 August 2020
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Cara A
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Solo Wine Tasting
Jul. 2020
What can I say about La Frenz...it’s my favourite winery in Naramata and has been for decades. If you aren’t part of their wine club, you should be. There wines sell out fast and you miss some of their “stars” if you don’t!

Viognier is my favourite!! Tastes nothing like other countries Viogniers and that’s why I love it! They have added a bubble and I think it’s tastes like a cross between champagne and Prosecco-it’s a treat!!!
Written 28 July 2020
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JTW
Vancouver, Canada47 contributions
Disappointing
Jul. 2020 • Friends
We booked a tasting here for 6ppl I guess before they stopped allowing groups up to 6. I had researched the wineries and looked at their covid plans to see what the experiences would be like before choosing where to go. La Frenz was on the list because they offered a nice seated patio tasting with the option of their portfolio or reserve tasting and the reds to buy on their website sounded good. When we got there we were told that because we were a “large group” (over 4ppl) we were not allowed to do the reserve tasting, only the portfolio, because of covid-19.....did not make any sense...especially since all wines are pre-poured in glasses and brought on a tray... When we expressed disappointment as that was the draw for us booking there, the lady in the wine shop said she could ask if one of us could have the reserve and it was ok’d by I guess the owner. So 5 had no choice but to have the portfolio and one of us was lucky to get it. Seemed like maybe we were being punished for being a group of 6. Too bad I wish we had known previously I would’ve booked elsewhere instead for one of our few stops. The welcome vibe was not there, that put us off. Then we saw most of their reds to buy that we were interested in purchasing were sold out. The portfolio tasting was 2 whites, a red and a port. The reserve tasting is 3 whites and a red. We just tasted and bought a red that was left and got out of there as soon as possible.That said, our server was very nice and they are only allowing groups of 4 now so maybe you’ll be treated better.
Written 27 July 2020
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Hi Jocelyn, Thank you for your review. I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed. We do allow a maximum group of 6 people, which is part of our Covid-19 protocol. We also do offer both Portfolio and Reserve tastings and you can choose either.
The only explanation I can come up with, is that there was a miscommunication. Regardless, our goal is for you to have an informative, fun and relaxing wine tasting and obviously this wasn’t the case. 

I hope that you will give us another opportunity in the future and I guarantee it will be at the high standards we have for ourselves. 

Cheers,
 Elise
Written 8 August 2020
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northwoodsparadise
Calgary, Canada17 contributions
Tasty Semillon
Jun. 2020
Great views and hospitality. Friendly staff and knowledgeable. Nice place to sit and enjoy the view with good tasting wine. You’ll find one of the best Semillon from the Okanagan region here and tastes like nowhere else.
Written 16 June 2020
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CPHunter
Vancouver, Canada65 contributions
Excellent wine. Great view.
Sep. 2019 • Couples
So many vinyards to see on the area. How to choose? Quality of wine and view may be too reasons. Remarkable wine at great prices
Written 27 September 2019
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MsSarahAlexander
Keremeos, Canada93 contributions
A New Fave
Aug. 2019
Definitely on my list of new favourites in the area. The wine is superb. I definitely recommend the Alexandria and the fortified wine. Goes down far too easily. The porch is beautiful and the views are unbeatable. The sommalier was lovely, very knowledgable of both wine and the history of the area.
Written 20 August 2019
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DavidEmily
Okotoks, Canada37 contributions
FAVORITE WINERY
Jul. 2019
Out of all the wineries we visited this was our favorite. Our server was so knowledgeable and nice. This place is so beautiful.
Written 25 July 2019
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Saffari
1 contribution
Great Service from Connor!
Jun. 2019 • Friends
A great experience and enjoyable time especially because of our server Connor. His friendly attitude and excellent customer service is the reason we would go back to this winery again. A great way to end the day - sitting on a beautiful patio tasting wine and being served by someone who enjoys making sure their guests are enjoying themselves.
Written 29 June 2019
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