Your host Erin Cronie.
Mile Zero has opened its doors on Ellis Street in downtown Penticton. Owners Christy and Allan Cronie have set up shop in the former Cronie Auto Parts site and sit next door to Allan’s winery equipment supply office. The Cronies spent time touring California and the Pacific Northwest researching wine bars before deciding on Mile Zero’s mission and philosophy.
Mile Zero’s focus is on local brands and winemakers flying under the radar. “Our wine list changes weekly and currently has over 60 different wines to sample” says Christy and “we are featuring British Columbia only wines for now”.
As part of the uniqueness of Mile Zero is the presentation of the samples as they arrive in beakers, a take-off from Allan’s winery equipment, lab and chemical operation. “You know you are getting your two ounce sample” a smiling Christy claims. Another touch is the large Pennzoil sign hanging as a reminder of Cronie Auto Parts forty year history in Penticton.
From two ounce samples to full glass and wine flights are available and Mile Zero also carries a few beer brands including Cannery Brewing who sits right across the street plus a light sampling of ciders.
When asked about naming Mile Zero for the wine bar Christy explains it as “Mile Zero is a result of the wine bar being centrally located to wineries in B.C. to the north, south, east and west. We would like to be the start of your BC wine experience.”
Your wine experience begins week days at 3 p.m. and 1 p.m. on weekends at 200 Ellis Street.