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The Old Firehouse Wine Bar: Do Tell!

Have you heard? Have you been???

Duncan has a great new stop in town that you’ve gotta check out! Maybe you already have? It’s The Old Firehouse Wine Bar located on Ingram Street in downtown Duncan. In… you guessed it, the old firehouse! Which, until recently, was the home of Gallowglass Books. Now the space has been renovated and is shared between Dolce bakeryΒ and the wine bar. But ownership hasn’t changed. You’ll still find Jeff Downie is the man behind it all!

Here’s a little glimpse of the inside.

The Old Firehouse Wine Bar, Duncan Bc

Β I am totally loving the amazing lighting in this space. You have to see the pendants over the bar for yourself. They’re ultra cool, and look like flames when they’re all lit up! And can I just say I love, LOVE the large spherical fixtures? Very classy and oh, so Mid-Century. Works for a girl like me! I wish I had my camera with me – these are just phone pics. But who knew a total photo op was awaiting?

Afterall, this is what I went for.

All 6 glasses πŸ˜‰

Okay, I’m not gonna lie. Each flight of 3 is the equivalent in pour to one glass of wine… and one of these flights was my hubby’s! Bet I had you going for a minute though didn’t I? You know me so well!

You’ll find incredible wine options to choose from, and the flight tasting will knock your socks off! Hubby opted for the Spicey flight, and I went for the Big & Bold. I mean, go big or go home, right? And the wines did not disappoint! But I especially loved the history behind the Dirty Laundry Bordello! You’ll have to ask them πŸ˜‰

Did you notice the stacked rock wall in the background? Another little nod to classic MCM… perfection in this space. But how about the fire axes hung on the wall? Such an authentic touch that hints at just a sliver of the story. And there’s so much more, but you’ll just have to go and see it all first hand πŸ™‚

And the snacks were to die for. I mean, look at these olives, the cheese and bread, the meat…

We didn’t get a pic of them, but the crunchy risotto was melt-in-your mouth sinful… you seriously wanted more, and more!

And to finish off the evening, a little… he-hem… dessert, shall we say?

French, Czech, and Okanagan Absinthe! So pretty to look at, and of course it was all about the colour, right? πŸ˜‰ Never mind that the Okanagan absinthe was ‘Taboo’!

So that’s just a little hint of what you’ll find inside…

A special moment… a memorable evening.

Β (Jeff Downie & Β the hubs, Clemens Rettich)

And it’s the moments in life that create an experience, a memory and a story to tell.

Will you be popping in to see for yourself?

Thank you for stopping by!

Photography by Sheila Zeller / Clemens Rettich

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  1. That looks like a fun place! And all of that wine! I am jealous!

  2. What a cool place! I love when they turn old buildings into great places for many people to enjoy. And the wine and snacks look so yummy! You guys certainly had fun. Thanks for sharing! There’s a wine bar in Center City that I really enjoy – I’ll have to take some pics next time we’re there.

  3. David Haas says:

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could email me?

  4. What a cool place and those lights are very cool. I must go there when we visit the island !

  5. Have I mentioned before that I want to be your neighbour??? Another reason right here. We’d be dragging you 2 to the Firehall every weekend:)

  6. Yummy! And you look so cute sipping your 6 glasses of wine, haha!!

  7. I want to go there too! Looks like so much fun! And the apps look so good! Where are you Sheila? πŸ™‚ We would be great friends!

  8. Looks like so much fun! Looks like you enjoyed some yummy things πŸ™‚

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