The BC wine community is ready for a brighter future. BC wineries are reopening with new exclusive experiences, grocery stores are delivering wine with your groceries, restaurants are reopening with new practices and liquor stores are continuing to make it easy and safe to experience BC wine as we all #WineItForwardBC. We have collected a mix of resources and entertaining and educational content to help you connect to the wine community in British Columbia. Show local winemakers and grapegrowers some love by choosing BC wines.
Show local winemakers & grapegrowers some love
We’re excited to share that winery tasting rooms are reopening with new exclusive experiences including: private vineyard tours, outdoor tastings, picnics packages and many more elevated and safe experiences. While our processes may have changed, our people, our wine and the beautiful landscapes that envelop BC wine country have not. Travelling in BC may be a little different this year. As you start to plan your summer and fall vacations, get the information you need to plan your trip safely and responsibly. Make sure to call ahead, check winery websites or the Wines of BC Explorer app to confirm availability and understand expectations. Click here to learn more.
And you can still enjoy BC wine from the comfort of your home. Download the Wines of BC Explorer app to find BC wine you love and have it delivered directly to you or find it in your nearest liquor store.
Save-On-Foods has the widest selection of BC wines with over 1200 choices from hard to find wines to your popular everyday crisp whites, elegant red wines, bright rosés and sparkling wines.
They are offering a 10% discount on a purchase of four wines and an additional $12 off a case of 12 BC wines.
You can now get fresh BC wines delivered with your groceries from 21 store locations. When ordering online look under beverages for the wine store, add to cart, and enjoy the largest selection of BC wines delivered to your door. Shop here.
This Father’s Day show how much your dad means to you with a BC wine gift basket filled with an assortment of his favourites including BC wine. A quick and easy one-stop-shop for grocery, gifts and local wine.
PRIVATE LIQUOR STORES
Learn something new about your neighbourhood private liquor store. Many locations are offering online sales, delivery or curbside pick-up options. Visit their social media or website today.
BC LIQUOR STORES
Experience local wines in BC Liquor Stores across the province or get inspired with fun, at-home BC wine pairings from Taste magazine.
UNIQUE, SMALL LOT, WINE FEATURES
BC Liquor stores will feature new release, small lot wines hand-picked by BC Liquor Stores exclusively for you. Don’t miss out on these, hard to find, crisp whites, bright rosés and elegant red wines. Look for the Boutique Wines sign in stores.
AT HOME WITH MIJUNE PAK: WINE WEDNESDAYS
You can now watch sommeliers compete in a speed-blind taste test in an Instagram Live series, At Home With Mijune Pak: Wine Wednesday. You can purchase the unique wines in BC Liquor Stores. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for details.
Watch: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3 & Episode 4 below.
GIVEAWAY with TORI WESSZER, FRAICHE LIVING
We’re saying thank you and celebrating the 30th anniversary of our BC VQA Wines together with Tori Wesszer at Fraiche Living with a new giveaway valued at $700! Choosing local has never been more important as BC wineries continue to adapt to the new rules of engagement and a different 2020 tourism season.
Congratulations to Vicki Maras Kasapi who’s won a gift certificate for 30 bottles of BC VQA Wine (symbolizing 30 years) from a BC Save-On-Foods BC VQA Wine Store at a total value of $700!
“It has been nothing short of incredible to witness firsthand the tremendous outpour of love and support that has flowed not only through our small community, but within our province, country, and ultimately the world in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. I’ve never been so proud of the way we have stood together through such a difficult time. Each and every day I’m blown away by creative ways others are donating, supporting, and helping out in this time of need. The generosity does not go unnoticed. I’m always looking for ways myself and my team can help out and today I’m happy to share that Tori, from Fraiche Living, and I, have teamed up with the BC Wine Institute and together we are donating $3000 to the Food Bank as a way to not only show our support for our local small businesses but to help support our community. We are all in this together.“
– JILLIAN HARRIS –
” It has warmed my heart to see how our community (and others around the world) is pulling together to support each other. The local wine industry here in BC is near and dear to my heart; I have had the pleasure of watching it grow into a beautiful world-class wine producing region thanks to the small family run wineries that have worked so very hard to make it all happen. I’m so proud to call this place my home! Many of the wineries and restaurants are still selling online and they truly need our support right now: look for BC VQA on the label of the wine you’re purchasing for assurance that it is 100% BC grown and produced. Jillian Harris and I are teaming up to support local wines of BC, and together with the BC Wine Institute, are donating $3000 to the Food Bank as another way of giving back to our community! Let’s raise a glass (hopefully together for a REAL cheers, soon!) and join me in supporting our local BC wines!“
– TORI WESSZER, FRAICHE LIVING –
Local BC restaurants are an important part of our community and are dedicated to providing you with new safe dine-in and take-home experiences. They are working hard to find innovative ways for our modified daily lives. Restaurants are welcoming you back safely and responsibly and look forward to creating many more memories with you. Check your favourite restaurant’s website to find out how they are welcoming you back and to see their list of BC wines!
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Take the taste test to discover your flavour profile. Uncover personalized expert recommendations on wines, wineries, and experiences you are going to love. From light and refreshing white wines, to bold and sun-ripened red wines, discover what you love by downloading our Wines of BC Explorer app now.
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