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. Viticulture is a recent Lillooet development, with experimental vineyards of Vitis vinifera grapes first planted in 2004.
FACT: The most planted grapes in the Lillooet region are Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.
FACT: Lillooet’s abundant sunshine, dry winters, hot summers and proximity to Vancouver help make it Canada’s hidden gem.
FACT: Lillooet’s climate is similar to the grapegrowing regions in the Okanagan Valley, with long, hot and dry summers.
1,600 growing degree days. (Lillooet)