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
This section to be updated soon
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
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