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Offering wine appreciation and education courses for all levels of wine experience.

Located at Intersection Estate Winery, The Vinstitute offers an exclusive opportunity to taste and learn about a variety of BC wines on-site at an operating winery and vineyard. We recognize that the world of wine education can be intimidating and inaccessible, and so strive to make our classes approachable, affordable, and above all else, fun.

Book your class below, or learn more about the sessions here.

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Join us this winter for a rotating series of tasting experiences, each highlighting a different aspect of winemaking and, as always, showcasing some truly fantastic BC wine. Each session is stand-alone, so you can attend just one or attend them all!

NOTE: Standard Vinsight rates ($20) are subject to increase for specialty classes. Contact with inquiries.


NOV 18: Vinsight I - SOLD OUT

NOV 26: Art of the Blend I (hands-on demo) - SOLD OUT

DEC 3: Art of the Blend II (hands-on demo) - SOLD OUT

DEC 17: Vinsight II - SOLD OUT

DEC 31: Sparkling Wine - SOLD OUT


JAN 14: Vinsight III - SOLD OUT

JAN 28: To Oak or Not to Oak? - SOLD OUT

FEB 11: Valentine's Rosé Celebration - SOLD OUT

FEB 14: Valentine's Rosé Celebration (repeat)

FEB 25: Vinsight IV

MAR 4: BC Regional Comparison - SOLD OUT

MAR 18: St. Paddy's Oddities and Misfits - SOLD OUT

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Trouble with the scheduler? Prefer a more personal touch?

Simply contact us at to ask questions or book a session.



Experience a guided tasting of six local wines, selected to exemplify some of the most popular grape varietals in North America today. Learn why you love the wines that you do as your instructor demonstrates the components and features that make each wine unique. An excellent class for beginners as well as connoisseurs simply looking to gain a deeper understanding of BC wines.

$20 (includes tax)

Capacity: minimum 4 ppl, maximum 12 ppl

By default, all classes at the Vinstitute are public, and may be joined by any guests so long as seats remain.

If you desire a private session, however, a flat rate may be applied to reserve the class for your group alone. Inquire by email at

2017 "Wineology 101" at the Grand Forks Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre

2017 "Wineology 101" at the Grand Forks Gallery 2 Art & Heritage Centre


Treating your staff to a corporate retreat? Planning a family reunion in the Okanagan? Looking to improve your servers' wine knowledge?

The Vinstitute offers a number of specialty sessions and consultations, including but not limited to:

  • wine education for large groups
  • alcohol handling training for service industry
  • off-site education and wine tasting events

Contact Moss for more details:

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Gift Certificates and Season's Passes are available for any and all Vinstitute sessions.

Interested in saving money on multiple classes? Season's Passes are valid from Nov 1 - Oct 31 and offer great savings for the budding oenologists among us. A fantastic gift idea for the wine lover in your family.

4 Class Pack


Any 4 sessions for the price of 3 -- Just $15 per class!

11 Class Pack


Our entire winter program for the price of 7 -- Less than $13 per class!

For more information or to request your pass, contact Moss at

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Founded in 2009, Intersection boasts a small estate vineyard that makes careful use of the unique soil and exposure of the Golden Mile growing region. From a range of singular Merlots to richly textured white blends, all of Intersection's wines are distinct in style and exquisite in quality. To learn more, visit

In 2016, Intersection became host to the Vinstitute Wine School.


450 ROAD 8 -- OLIVER BC -- V0H 1T1