Stolen Kelowna winery truck reunited with owners

Vibey, the local version of the little engine that could, was found Thursday afternoon.

Vibey, the local version of the little engine that could, was found Thursday afternoon after what’s bound to have been a harrowing adventure.

“Vibey found! Appears in good health,” read the announcement on the Vibrant Vine winery’s website at 2 p.m.

The truck, which is mostly used to to drive back and forth between the Vibrant Vine warehouse and tasting room went missing earlier this week.

Winery staff keep the key in the ignition, but the key had gone  missing at around 1:30 p.m. Monday. The truck was driven through the orchard into the great beyond at around 10 p.m. that night.

“You couldn’t drive down the street in Vibey without someone calling the RCMP,” said  Wyn Lewis, owner of Vibrant Vine winery.

“It’s the most recognizable truck in the whole of Kelowna. Vibey is all over Facebook. All the tourists are so enamoured with the truck, we have a long series of stories of it being loaded with wine, crossing Coquihalla and delivering out new Woops wine to Vancouver.”