British Columbia
Wineries

Canada's Most Western Province


Okanagan Crush Pad

Canada's most western province, its coastline bordering on the Pacific Ocean. A land of diversity ranging from coastal beaches to the mountain ranges of the Rockies and Coastal Mountains. From big cities (Vancouver, Victoria) to the small charming towns of Vancouver Island coastal inlets and the interior. The province is known for tourism, ski resorts, fishing, orchards, natural wildlife, spectacular forests, and wine.

BC's total land and freshwater area is 95 million hectares, larger than France and Germany combined. Only 30 countries are larger. British Columbia occupies about 10 per cent of Canada's land surface. The Okanagan Valley in central British Columbia is the largest and oldest grape growing region in BC. The region has seen a dramatic increase in its production of red wine.

Recent years have seen the development of other areas besides the now famous Okanagan. These include the Similkameen Valley, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, along with the Fraser Valley in the Lower Mainland of the Vancouver area.

Enjoy the wines of British Columbia. For additional information about BC Wine Standards


BC Wine Industry at a Glance

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We list over 260 licensed wineries, cideries and Meaderies in BC

Please see Grape Varietal

 

British Columbia VQA

History: In 1931, Calona Vineyards opened as the first commercial winery in the Okanagan. For more on history of BC click here

BC Wine Producing regions and their wineries

~ Okanagan
~ Kootenays
~ Vancouver Island
~ Gulf Islands
~ Fraser Valley
~ Off the Beaten Path

~ BC Grape Varities
~ List of BC Wineries
~ BC Gallery



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