Ricco Bambino closing, selling off stock

Ricco Bambino closing

A Kelowna urban winery is going out of business.

In an Instagram post, the owner of Ricco Bambino says he has decided to permanently close the establishment and September 4 is the last day the winery and bar will be open to the public.

The property at 101-1630 Pandosy Street has been listed for sale for $949,900, including all fixtures.

The Instagram post goes on to thank everyone who supported the business over the past four years, and asks patrons to continue to support Ricco Bambino’s by buying wine online.

In August of 2021, owner Jason Alton told Castanet that he would be refusing to comply with the government's orders to enforce the vaccine passport.

“I will not ask my staff, I can’t put them in harm's way. I can not be part of anything that is going to cause a further divide in our community, further segregation, further discrimination. We are not going to do this. We are not going to enforce. I absolutely refuse to do this," said Alton.

A post on the Ricco Bambini website reads: 'WE DO NOT AND WILL NOT BE FORCED TO DISCRIMINATE! everybody is welcome at RICCO BAMBINO."

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