With elevated winery experiences and our 2021 vintages hitting the shelves, we are honoured and excited to welcome you to BC wine country.
From the beginning of this global pandemic, the wineries of BC have prioritized the health and safety of our community and guests, and they continue to do so. We continue to recommend connecting directly with wineries in advance of your visit to ensure a smooth and easy winery experience, and be sure to download the Wines of BC Explorer App to discover all that BC wine country has to offer. And while we are working hard to take care of your health and safety, we ask that you do the same for us and please stay home if you are feeling unwell or have flu-like symptoms. Online orders and delivery are always available from your favourite BC winery if you are unable to visit at this time.
See you soon.
Changes to Public Health Restrictions in British Columbia:
Proof of Vaccination: Starting April 8, 2022 Proof of Vaccination / the BC Vaccine Passport will no longer be required to access businesses, events and services in BC. Read More
Masks: Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice.
Capacity: There are no longer limits on table sizes, or capacity restrictions associated with gatherings or events. Dancing restrictions and remain-seated guidelines have also been lifted.
Note: Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on, or limiting capacity within their premises. It’s important that we respect the choices of people, businesses and one another.
What to know before you visit – FAQ’s
What wineries are open?
Download the Wines of BC Explorer app to get up-to-date information on BC wineries operating hours and elevated winery experiences.
Should I make a reservation?
Some BC wineries offer tasting experiences by appointment only, so it’s always best to call ahead and find out exactly what protocols and procedures the winery has in place before visiting.
What should I expect?
BC wineries are ready to welcome you back with the same warm and friendly hospitality you expect from BC wineries, while doing everything they can to ensure the safety of their people, the community and you. While many public health restrictions have been relaxed or lifted, it is best to check each wineries website or call ahead to determine what you can expect for your visit.
What do I need to bring with me when visiting a BC winery?
If you plan to enjoy a seated tasting experience you will need to present your BC Vaccine Card or proof of vaccination until April 8, 2022. This applies to both indoor and outdoor settings.
Two doses required – effective October 24, 2021.
If you are visiting from out-of-province, ensure you have your provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine records, and a valid government photo ID.
If you are visiting from out-of-country, ensure you have updated your Arrive-Can app with your vaccination information.
Please note that standing wine sampling/tasting is regarded as a shorter time window experience with the purpose of tasting to buy. Standing sampling experiences do not have a BC Vaccine Card requirement.
What You Should Know
Get the information you need to understand provincial regulations for travel.
What Wineries Are Doing
Rest assured you can enjoy the winery experience at ease, knowing that health and safety precautions have been implemented in accordance with the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC guidelines to help protect both staff and visitors.
Winery and Hospitality Best Practices