We are honoured and excited to welcome you to BC wine country. British Columbia’s nine wine regions are known for pristine and extreme natural beauty, and the wines are a true reflection of that, recognized for their fresh intensity and world-class quality.
There is so much to explore across BC wine country. Hundreds of wineries are waiting to welcome you, each with their own unique story, wines, and experiences on offer. The Wines of BC Explorer App is the best tool to discover a wine adventure tailored to your palate and touring preferences. Download the App and use search filters such as ‘family friendly’, ‘accessible’, ‘organic’, and more, to help you plan your perfect trip.
BC wineries prioritize the health and safety of their guests and community. All visitors are encouraged to follow individual public health measures and check in on the most up-to-date provincial health policies ahead of and during their stay.
We also recommend connecting directly with wineries in advance of your visit to ensure a smooth and easy winery experience. Know before you go if reservations are required or suggested, what wine experiences are on offer and what price range to expect for your tasting experience, and any other details you may like to know ahead of your visit.
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 wine lovers can find a wide range of experiences offered by wineries throughout the province. By reviewing a winery’s website or social media (or calling) ahead of your visit, you can know exactly what to expect, and seek out wineries that are offering your preferred experience. The Wines of BC Explorer App is a great resource if you plan to be touring BC wineries. “Know before you go” if reservations are required or walk-ins welcome, if there is an elevated experience being offered, or the ability to simply taste and buy quickly.
Are BC wineries accessible?
In support of Accessible British Columbia Act, it is a goal of the BC Government to elevate BC into the most progressive province in Canada for people with disabilities. Wine Growers British Columbia and the wineries of BC support this goal through implementation of accessible friendly venues and experiences. Visitors to our wine-trip-planning Wines of BC Explorer App can use the search filter function to discover accessible wineries. The Wines of BC Explorer App also features an ‘accessible wineries’ list available here.