Frind Estate Winery
Frind Estate Winery
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Wineries & VineyardsCoffee Shops
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Frind Estate Winery is a breathtaking lakefront winery situated on the historic Bennett Property in West Kelowna, British Columbia. The property was purchased in 2017 after Markus Frind sold his company Plenty of Fish and wanted to do something more hands-on. With over 500 years of family farming history, Markus wanted to combine his two passions; technology and agriculture. Today Frind Estate Winery is one of the most advanced wineries in the world, using cutting edge technology to create truly distinctive wines. Taste wine whilst savouring the lake view today!
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  • movingshoes
    Penticton, Canada30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine, Sun, Beach, Annie’s……plan to spend the afternoon.
    If you’re looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, head down to Frind Estate Winery. Welcoming friendly staff, the servers at Annie’s went out of their way to accommodate a couple of active toddlers. Menu choices range from about 17.00 up to 55.00. The servings are generous, we found that sharing some tasty appetizers was more than enough. The wines here are lovely, being rather partial to reds, I found them all quite elegant, gentle tannins made for a great finish. Joined the Estate Club without hesitation. If I had one suggestion, it might be to make sure all the staff in the tasting room were a bit more knowledgeable about these great wines. I stopped to chat with one fellow, who didn’t know what grapes were in several of the wines, told me there were no Bordeaux grapes in the Okanagan, and that Syrah was used in the making of their Bordeaux style red……doing a great disservice to the legend that is Mr. von Krosigk.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Brenda G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    It’s a beautiful setting for a lunch date or a picnic. We did not make a reservation but we were accommodated promptly with a wine tasting while we waited for our table on the patio. We learnt a lot about the winery and enjoyed all our wines. The menu had a good selection and our food was delicious. Our server was very sweet and polite. She did not rush us and we had a very enjoyable time. The view of Okanagan lake and grounds was spectacular. We will certainly be back.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 July 2023
  • DanOndersteBo
    Vancouver, Canada107 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great lunch spot
    We enjoyed a lovely lunch on the patio at Annie’s after a long drive from Vancouver. Beautiful setting and helpful staff. The wait was about a half hour for a table despite several patio tables being unoccupied - perhaps the kitchen is understaffed. We preferred to wait rather than order from the take-out operation alongside as the picnic tables were all occupied. The food was good value and filling, though not particularly memorable. Their lunch share boards with a variety of items are the highlight. Excellent Okanagan wines at very reasonable prices, our tip if you are driving is to get a bottle with your meal, have just the amount with which you are allowed to drive on, and you can take the rest of the bottle with you.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Hope M
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice wines, beautiful grounds.
    This winery is beautifully situated on the shores of the Okanagan lake. The building is newly renovated and spacious with high ceilings. The only part of the tasting I did not appreciate was “where” we did the tasting. With such beautiful grounds the tasting would have been so much more special on the terrace with a view of the lake and beach. The tasting was done indoors at a bar counter. It took away from the experience. I would return here.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • MIK MIK
    51 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommended if you are not in a Hurry
    Service was veryyyyy slow. 2 1/2 hours to get lunch? Staff was friendly but could step it up a bit. Shouldn't have to call them over to get a order placed. Food was good Caesar salad could use more garlic. Wings were very good crispy and moist inside. Table of 8 and everyone was happy with the food not so much the time it took to get it. Would recommend but just know you should not have any other appointments within a 3 hour timeframe right after, Ambience is great.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
  • MacFamily7777
    Calgary, Canada174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice wines, tasting was just alright
    This winery is definitely one that people should visit because of where it situated. You can walk out and if your feet in the Okanogan lake if you wish. The building is new and very spacious. The grounds are beautiful. It would’ve been nice to do the wine tasting, with either a view of the water or outside. We did our tasting indoors and stood at a bar counter so it felt like we could have been at any random bar. The service was wonderful.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Alita
    Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great service and pet friendly patio
    This winery is pet friendly which is why we picked it for one of our wine tasting venues. We made a reservation ahead of time which is highly recommended. Enjoyed our wine tasting and even got extra for a slightly long wait time. Great service lovely ambience and very friendly to our dog. Loved our visit there.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 August 2023
  • marygraham2015
    Surrey, Canada29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic foo and great wine
    This is a fantastic, unique place. Varied menu, accessible prices and excellent wines. We enjoyed having a birthday dinner there. Natalia, the waitress was fantastic. Everything served to perfection. This is a place where you want to come back.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 March 2024
  • Rhonda K
    Saskatoon, Canada47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and delicious
    We came on a girls trip to Kelowna and ended up this winery. I’m a red wine person usually, however I loved almost every one of their wines.. red… white… bubblies. It was so incredible. Our private tasting was done beautifully and we had reservations for the patio after where we ate the most incredible food! (Try the curry mussels they are to die for!) The property is stunning as well! I joined the wine club and have officially named this my favourite winery! Highly recommend!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 April 2024
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Bill D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Atmosphere was terrific. Some of the best wines that we have tasted in BC . Their Dessert wine was truly amazing. The lakefront vineyard just adds to the atmosphere.
Written 21 June 2024
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Rhonda K
Saskatoon, Canada66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We came on a girls trip to Kelowna and ended up this winery. I’m a red wine person usually, however I loved almost every one of their wines.. red… white… bubblies. It was so incredible. Our private tasting was done beautifully and we had reservations for the patio after where we ate the most incredible food! (Try the curry mussels they are to die for!) The property is stunning as well!

I joined the wine club and have officially named this my favourite winery! Highly recommend!
Written 23 April 2024
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marygraham2015
Surrey, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is a fantastic, unique place. Varied menu, accessible prices and excellent wines. We enjoyed having a birthday dinner there. Natalia, the waitress was fantastic. Everything served to perfection. This is a place where you want to come back.
Written 16 March 2024
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Rebecca B
Auckland Central, New Zealand102 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Phoned this morning to check it would be open given the cold and snow - got a recorded message so drove from Revelstoke only to find the kitchen was closed. There was cabinet food which was fine however the 18 year old (who was the only person serving) was completely disinterested, completely forget to start heating 2 of our dishes, when we finally found him his apology was very much ‘sorry not sorry’ . I suspect he had been just dragged in to fill a staffing shortage but it still doesn’t excuse the very average attitude. Would definitely struggle to recommend this place, despite the gorgeous setting and would definitely not return.
Written 12 January 2024
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AbCanada
Kelowna, Canada340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We experienced the “dome dining” dinner and it was amazing. The unique experience of dining in a glass dome along with outstanding food quality and service, easily make this a wonderful “must do” experience.
Written 29 December 2023
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coldy
Lake Country, Canada648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Awesome place with super service. We have been here twice this month and both times were very enjoyable. We had booked one of the Domes outside for a happy hour tasting and food service with 4 other friends. The domes can seat 6 usually. Each chair has a Faux fur comforter you can wrap around your shoulders. There is a heater above the table and a radiator under the table. The tasting flights were 4 different wines and the food was exceptional. The entire staff is wonderful. Would highly recommend. Great and unusual outing with friends.
Written 13 December 2023
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Citizens
Barcelona, Spain1,245 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We were looking forward to visiting another Okanagan winery and stopped by for a music event.
Music was great.... service at the winery was not.
Written 28 October 2023
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Jet353013
Vancouver, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
A stunning view to visit, great place to try some wine.The food was excellent too, specially the pizza.
Written 9 October 2023
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Alita
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This winery is pet friendly which is why we picked it for one of our wine tasting venues. We made a reservation ahead of time which is highly recommended. Enjoyed our wine tasting and even got extra for a slightly long wait time. Great service lovely ambience and very friendly to our dog. Loved our visit there.
Written 6 August 2023
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MacFamily7777
Calgary, Canada190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This winery is definitely one that people should visit because of where it situated. You can walk out and if your feet in the Okanogan lake if you wish. The building is new and very spacious. The grounds are beautiful. It would’ve been nice to do the wine tasting, with either a view of the water or outside. We did our tasting indoors and stood at a bar counter so it felt like we could have been at any random bar. The service was wonderful.
Written 5 August 2023
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