The Shuswap region is located north of the Okanagan Valley. Wines have been produced here since 1997, predominately of cool climate varieties, which is understandable as it is one of the most northerly grapegrowing regions in North America. Shuswap Lake is the dominant feature in the region, spreading its four long arms between rolling evergreen-covered hills. Each vineyard has its own microclimate, giving special character to its wines.
FACT: The Shuswap wine region is a new appellation, the coolest of BC’s interior wine regions, and one of the most northerly grapegrowing regions in North America.
FACT: Shuswap Lake is the dominant feature of the Shuswap wine region which is predominantly known for producing cool climate varieties.
FACT: The Shuswap wine region is now home to ten licensed wineries.The first winery to open in the Shuswap wine region was Larch Hills Winery in 1997.
Members of the BCWI are proud of their wines and are committed to ensuring their wines are promoted and enjoyed responsibly by those adults who choose to consume them for the continued enjoyment and prosperity of the BC wine industry.