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  • Friendly hospitality, award-winning wines and stunning landscapes, explore our 9 wine regions to see which one is right for you.

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Wineries of BC

Exploring British Columbia’s vineyards reveals the unique terroir & diverse varietals flourishing in this picturesque Canadian province.

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Wine Regions in BC

A group of wine lovers sample fruit forward wines while enjoying a catered lunch next to gently sloping vineyards at an Okanagan Valley, British Columbia vineyard restaurant.

The Okanagan Valley

10,920

Acres Planted

222

Licensed Grape Wineries

With an ever-changing panorama, the valley stretches over 250 kilometres, across sub-regions, each with distinct soil and climate conditions suited to growing a range of varietals from sun-ripened reds to lively fresh and often crisp whites.

A vineyard with flat rows of grapes during growing season in the Kootenay region, home to backyard vineyards, family owned estate vineyards, and some award winning bc wineries.

Kootenays

117

Acres Planted

5

Licensed Grape Wineries

Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, the Kootenay region is home to pristine rivers, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, mineral hot springs, alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains.

Shuswap vineyard in Recline Ridge with pinot noir in BC’s wine country

Shuswap

107

Acres Planted

9

Licensed Grape Wineries

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.

Thompson Valley

93

Acres Planted

4

Licensed Grape Wineries

Nestled amongst the natural beauty of the North and South Thompson Rivers in and around Kamloops, the rain shadow of the high coastal mountains, the semi-arid conditions and diverse microclimates provide many creative options for our winemakers to shine.

The Similkameen Valley

768

Acres Planted

22

Licensed Grape Wineries

The Similkameen Valley is a pristine stretch of vineyards, set amongst the dramatic backdrop of rugged and awe-inspiring mountains. Considered the “organic capital of Canada”, the area is known for small farms and producers dedicated to creating quality produce, delectable foods, and award-winning wines.

Fraser Valley

194

Acres Planted

42

Licensed Grape Wineries

Encompassing Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, New Westminster to Delta, Langley, Aldergrove and Abbotsford in the east, the Fraser Valley wine region is dedicated to producing high quality, handcrafted wines with diverse varieties and styles: from unique fruit wines to delicious sparkling wines to fresh, fruit-forward table wines to fortified.

Lillooet

51

Acres Planted

2

Licensed Grape Wineries

One of the oldest towns in the province, Lillooet is located at the southern tip of the Cariboo Chilcotin region of British Columbia. The climate is very similar to the traditional grapegrowing regions in the Okanagan Valley with long, hot, dry summers. However, nights are cooler, making average summer temperatures slightly lower than the Okanagan, but at the same time preserving the fresh crisp acidity in the wines.

Gulf Islands

110

Acres Planted

12

Licensed Grape Wineries

A vibrant community of wine producing islands – Salt Spring, Pender, Saturna, Quadra, Gabriola, Hornby, Denman – offer a glimpse into an easygoing lifestyle that allows time to savour the quiet moments with a fitting variety of unpretentious wines.

Vancouver Island

31

Acres Planted

23

Licensed Grape Wineries

On Vancouver Island, grape winemaking really began after a provincial government-funded trial – the Duncan Project – identified Pinot Gris, Auxerrois and Ortega as promising varieties for this unique seaside environment.

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Wines Of British Columbia

British Columbia’s wine regions exhibit a rich diversity, with the Okanagan Valley standing as the focal point. This region’s arid climate nurtures an array of varietals, from robust reds to crisp whites.

Emerging regions add their unique terroir-driven expressions, collectively offering a captivating spectrum of flavours and styles for wine enthusiasts everywhere to explore all across the province.

929

BC Vineyards

369

Grape Wineries

51%

Red Grapes

49%

White Grapes

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Elevate your dining with an extensive selection of local wines, celebrating the diversity of BC wineries. Savor the pairings of regional wines and delectable dishes, creating a fusion of taste.

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Pour More BC

Elevate your dining with an extensive selection of local wines, celebrating the diversity of BC wineries. Savor the pairings of regional wines and delectable dishes, creating a fusion of taste.

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It’s all about finding which flavours match your personal preferences.

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Use your personal wine cellar to find the perfect wine for any occasion.

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Access wineries near and far to help you build your ideal wine route.

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Wine BC App

Meet Your BC Wine Companion

A Tasteful Beginning

It’s all about finding which flavours match your personal preferences.

Build Your Digital Wine Cellar

Capture it all here, wines you’ve tried and wines you want to try all in one place!

A Superb Dinner Companion

Tell the App about your meal and find the perfect BC wine pairing.

Wine Shopping Is A Breeze

Use your personal wine cellar to find the perfect wine for any occasion.

Map Your BC Wine Adventure

Access wineries near and far to help you build your ideal wine route.

Create & Share Your Travel Plans

Build touring ideas, browse upcoming winery events, an plan your route.

Discover BC Wine Country

Journey through picturesque vineyards, with each glass unveiling a tapestry of flavors from the province.

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A delightful adventure, unveiling a spectrum of flavors that define the province’s rich and diverse wine culture.

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Recipes & Blog Posts

Our Taste & Terroir blog features stories and advice from top guides in wine, food, travel and more.

Crostini

BC Wine Pairing; Sparkling Crostini Also known as bruschetta, these crisp toast rounds can be made ahead and are an ideal base for countless canapés. Ingredients 1 baguette (the skinnier…
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Easy Blini

BC Wine Pairing; Sparkling Easy Blini Traditionally, these bite-sized Russian pancakes are made with buckwheat and yeast and served alongside caviar and all its accompaniments. Here we’ve made them easier…
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Crème Fraîche

BC Wine Pairing; Sparkling Crème Fraîche Crème fraîche, French for “fresh cream,” is a thick cultured cream, similar to sour cream or Mexican crema. To make it, bacterial cultures in…
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Homemade Ricotta

BC Wine Pairing; Sparkling Homemade Ricotta This light, creamy and rich fresh cheese can be used in countless dishes, as a filling, a topping, a dip, or an ingredient in…
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The Process

How Wine IS Made In Bc

In British Columbia, the art of winemaking unfolds against stunning landscapes. BC’s winemakers craft their magic by harnessing the terroir of the region.

From tending to the vineyards, where the grapes soak up the sun-drenched hills, to the fermentation and aging processes, each step is a testament to the expertise of BC’s winemaking community.

Tasting Tips

Wine Sip Tips

Unlock the art of wine appreciation with expert wine-tasting tips. Immerse yourself in a world of flavors, textures, and aromas as we guide you through the essentials of savoring every sip.

From observing the hues in your glass to discovering the perfect food pairings, this is your gateway to enhancing your wine-tasting experience.

Tasting Tips

Wine Sip Tips

Unlock the art of wine appreciation with expert wine-tasting tips. Immerse yourself in a world of flavors, textures, & aromas as we guide you through the essentials of every sip.

From observing the hues in your glass to discovering the perfect food pairings, our page is your gateway to enhancing your wine tasting experience. Join us in an extraordinary journey to elevate your palate to new heights.

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