The BC Wine Institute (BCWI) supports the government’s continued efforts to minimize the risk and spread of the COVID-19 virus. We continue to work closely with the Ministry of Agriculture, Provincial and Federal ministries, Wine Growers Canada, Destination Canada, Destination BC and other industry stakeholders and partners to assess current and potential impact of the virus on our wine, food and tourism industry.

What you need to know

The following links to official and trusted sources provide regular updates on the current COVID-19 situation and provide industry-specific information.

The BCWI has coordinated efforts with the Interior Health Authority (IHA) and Wine Growers Canada (WGC) to develop key resources specific to the BC wine industry and its member wineries.
COVID-19 Key Messaging
Message to Wine Club Members & Guests

COVID-19 Food and Beverage Sector Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Wine Growers Canada Newsletter

 March 24, 2020 

ContainerWorld Update

 March 25, 2020 

Event cancellations and/or postponements

Following the direction of the Province and Provincial Health Authority, we have postponed and/or cancelled the following BC wine consumer and industry events, including BC VQA wine store tastings in an attempt to help flatten the curve.

What you can do

On Tuesday, March 24, the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) hosted a webinar update on BCWI efforts and plans in response to COVID-19. Watch the webinar recording for the latest update.

We also encourage you to complete the survey below to help us better understand and collect data on the long- and short-term effects this situation has on your business, and what government can do to help support our industry. We will circulate this survey every week as answers will change regularly. We encourage your weekly participation.

All of the information collected will be anonymous with overall results to be regularly shared with Destination BC and Agriculture Minister, Lana Popham and her Minister colleagues as we work together with other key ministries to assist the BC wine industry in both the short- and long-term.

Who to follow online

Follow Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, on Twitter: @CPHO_Canada

Follow BC CDC on Twitter for regular updates: @CDCofBC

Hashtag: #COVID19BC #COVID19Canada #COVID19