929

VINEYARDS IN BC

369

LICENSED BC WINERIES

335

Grape Wineries

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BC is rich in spectacular views, extraordinary flavours and memorable stories.

In July 2018, the Province of British Columbia announced four regions have been approved as Geographical Indications, meaning soon you will see confirmation on labels that your certified BC wine is from one of these regions: Thompson Valley, Shuswap, Lillooet, Kootenays.

Like the landscape, each bottle of BC wine delivers a diverse sensory experience that is as extraordinary as the province itself. Every sip is a genuine reflection of the people that created it and the land from which it is crafted.

BC’s thriving wine industry attracts talented winemakers from around the world. Each of these trained professionals has brought his or her knowledge, passion and fresh ideas to our wine communities helping to shape an identity and style unique to British Columbia.

In 2019, BC wineries won more than 1,000 medals in national and international competition. With each new accolade, our wine regions continue to expand their reputation for quality and solidify their place amongst the best in the world.

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A group of wine lovers sample fruit forward wines while enjoying a catered lunch next to gently sloping vineyards at an airy tasting room in 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.

The sun setting over a Thompson Valley vineyard with rugged mountains extending into the horizon.

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.

A couple riding bicycles under an aqueduct through a vineyard in the Southern Okanagan, BC, Canada.

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.

A photo of grapes growing at Banner Fraser Valley winery with an estate home in the midground.

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.

View of vines, ocean, and mountains at Saturna Island Vineyard, Gulf Islands, BC

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.

A home with sloping mountains in the background on a Cowichan Valley winery on Vancouver Island, BC.

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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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.

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

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Crostini with mushrooms and onions paired with sparkling white wine

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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A plate of smoked salmon and caviar blini, a type of Russian pancakes

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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Creme fraiche dessert in a glass

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 and asparagus flatbread

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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