Kootenays stamp

DISCOVER THE

KOOTENAYS

The Kootenays

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.

In select microclimates, grapes have been grown in the Kootenays since 1995. Although a new viticultural area, ground crops and orchards have been cultivated there for many decades.


FACT:Grapes have been growing in microclimates along valley floors of the Kootenay region since 1995

FACT:The fifth largest lake in BC, Kootenay Lake is a long, narrow and deep fjord-like lake and influences vineyards in this wine region.

FACT:The most planted grape varietal in the Kootenays is Pinot Noir, followed by other varieties including Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Maréchal Foch.


Terroir

1,229 growing degree days. (Creston)

COMMON VARIETALS

 PINOT NOIR

PINOT GRIS

GEWÜRZTRAMINER

MARÉCHAL FOCH

CHARDONNAY

RIESLING

GAMAY NOIR

FIRST WINERY

COLUMBIA GARDENS

VINEYARDS AND WINERY

– 2001 –

ACRES PLANTED IN REGION

83

LICENSED GRAPE WINERIES

6