What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

 

What’s your BC Wine Country Story?

THE OKANAGAN VALLEY

Boasting 84% of the province’s vineyard acreage, the Okanagan Valley is BC’s premier grapegrowing region. With an ever-changing panorama, the valley stretches over 250 kilometres, across sub-regions, each with distinct soil and climate conditions suited to growing a range of varietals from sun-ripened reds to lively fresh and often crisp whites.

With quiet family-run boutique vineyards to world-class operations, the Okanagan Valley wineries are rich in tradition and character, consistently ranking among the world’s best at international competitions.

 

COMMON VARIETALS

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For the complete list of Okanagan Valley wineries click here or scroll to the bottom of this page.

Like the landscape, each bottle of BC wine delivers a diverse sensory experience that is as extraordinary as the province itself. Every sip is a genuine reflection of the people that created it and the land from which it is crafted.We invite you to discover BC Wine Country and encourage you to visit some of the lesser travelled regions.

BC’s thriving wine industry attracts talented winemakers from around the world. Each of these trained professionals has brought his or her knowledge, passion and fresh ideas to our wine communities helping to shape an identity and style unique to British Columbia.

In 2017, BC wineries won more than 2,000 medals in national and international competition. With each new accolade, our wine regions continue to expand their reputation for quality and solidify their place amongst the best in the world.

#Visit and #Vote and you could be a winner!!

Cast your vote in the following categories!

Best BC Sparkling

Best BC Rosé

Best BC White Wine

Best BC Red Wine

Best Overall Culinary Experience

Best Local Food Product

Best Restaurant Showcasing Local Foods

Best Winery Restaurant

Best Architecture

Best Winery Pet

 Best View

Best Tasting Room

Best Patio

Best Winery Experience Overall

Best Winery Tour

Best Place to Bring Out-of-Towners

Best Kept Secret

Best Winery Accommodation

Vote* for your Best of BC Wine Country and enter to win #BestofBC18 here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/bestofBCwine18

 

Remember, all you need to do is vote and post! Voting ends at midnight, August 17 PST. Thank you for supporting the BC Wine Industry and BC wine country.

Please click here to see the official rules and regulations for “The Best of BC Wine Country 2018”

When visiting BC Wine Country before you go: Do your homework and a bit of research about the wineries you wish to visit. Check the winery website to find out their months, days and hours that their Tasting Room is open. Know if you need to book your tasting in advance of your visit. Many wineries are now so busy there may be times that they are unable to accommodate you. It will be a much better visit if you have a confirmed appointment. Be on time. Expect to pay for your tasting, some, but not all wineries refund all or a portion of the fee if you purchase wine. Plan ahead for a designated driver or use the services of a wine tour company. Limit the number of wineries you visit in a day. A more leisurely timeline will increase your enjoyment. For the best overall experience, I like to limit my daily visits to three, maximum two wineries if a winery lunch is on the agenda.

About British Columbia Wine Institute

Since 1990, the BC Wine Institute has played a pivotal role in taking BC’s wine industry from a vision to an internationally recognized niche region producing premium wines and providing exceptional wine tourism experiences. The BC Wine Institute markets the wine and regions of BC; delivers quality trade, media and consumer tastings; and acts as the voice of BC’s wine industry by advocating to government on behalf of industry that contributes $2.8 billion in provincial economic growth annually.

The BC Wine Institute represents all wineries in British Columbia to grow the premium market share for the Wines of British Columbia, while driving awareness of our world-class wines and tourism product – currently drawing 1,000,000 visitors with $600 million in tourism and tourism employment related economic impact every year. For more information about BC Wine Institute’s programs and services, please visit: WineBC.com.

* Be sure to check the winebc.com website to be sure your choice is on the eligible list.

The Province of British Columbia announced in July, 2018 that all four regions have been approved as Geographical Indications, meaning soon you will see confirmation on labels that your certified BC wine is from one of these regions: Thompson Valley, Shuswap, Lillooet, Kootenays.

For details on BC VQA Wine and the Wines of British Columbia, go to WineBC.com, like the Wines of British Columbia Facebook page and follow  @WineBCdotcom on Twitter.

Here are the Okanagan Valley wineries to visit:

50th Parallel Estate

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

8th Generation Vineyard
Adega On 45th Estate Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend

Ancient Hill Estate Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend

Arrowleaf Cellars
Bartier Bros. Winery
BC Tree Fruits Cider Company

Cider

BC Wine Studio

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Beaumont Family Estate Organic Winery

Rosé, Icewine, Sparkling Wine, Late Harvest, Liqueur Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Bella Wines

Sparkling Wine

Bench 1775 Winery
Black Dog Cellars

Fruit Wine

Black Hills Estate Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Black Widow Winery
Blasted Church Vineyards
Blind Tiger Vineyards

Red Wine Blend

Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars

Rosé, Sparkling Wine

Blue Sky Estate Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Bonamici Cellars

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Bordertown Vineyards

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Bottega Craft Cidery
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

C.C. Jentsch Cellars

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Calona Vineyards (Wayne Gretzky Okanagan, Conviction, Peller)

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Camelot Vineyards

Rosé, Meritage, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Cassini Cellars

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Castoro De Oro Estate Winery
CedarCreek Estate Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Checkmate Artisanal Winery
Church & State Wines (Okanagan)

Meritage, Sparkling Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Ciao Bella Estate Winery

Rosé

Covert Farms Family Estate
Crescent Hill Winery

Fruit Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Culmina Family Estate Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Da Silva Vineyards / Misconduct Wine Co.
Daydreamer Wines

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Deep Roots Winery

Rosé, Fortified Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Desert Hills Estate Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Dirty Laundry Vineyard

Rosé, Sparkling Wine, Late Harvest, Fortified Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Dominion Cider Co.

Cider

Double Cross Cidery

Cider

D’Angelo Estate Winery

Red Wine Blend

Elephant Island Winery
Estate Thurn Winery, Craft Distillery & Vinegar Brewery

Meritage, Sparkling Wine

Evolve Cellars

Sparkling Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Ex Nihilo Vineyards Okanagan Valley
Fairview Cellars

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Faustino Estate Cidery

Cider

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards
Forgotten Hill Wine Co.
Foxtrot Vineyards
Frequency Wine & Sound
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

Rosé, Icewine, Late Harvest, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Giant Head Estate Winery
Gold Hill Winery
Gray Monk Estate Winery
Grizzli Winery

Meritage, Icewine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery
Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery

Rosé

Here’s The Thing Vineyards
Hester Creek Estate Winery

Rosé, Meritage, Late Harvest, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Hidden Chapel Winery
Hillside Winery & Bistro
House Of Rose Winery
Howling Bluff Estate Winery

Rosé

Howling Moon Cider House

Cider

Indigenous World Winery

Rosé, Meritage, Sparkling Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards

Meritage, Icewine, Sparkling Wine

Intersection Estate Winery

Rosé, Meritage, Vin de Curé, White Wine Blend

Intrigue Wines
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate

Meritage, Icewine, Sparkling Wine, Late Harvest, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

JoieFarm

Sparkling Wine, White Wine Blend

Kalala Organic Estate Winery
Kanazawa Wines
Kettle Valley Winery

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Kismet Estate Winery
Kitsch Wines
Kraze Legz Vineyard & Winery

Rosé, Icewine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

La Casa Bianca Winery

Fruit Wine, Honey Wine

La Frenz Winery

Rosé, Fortified Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Lake Breeze Vineyards

Rosé, Meritage, Sparkling Wine, Fortified Wine, White Wine Blend

Lang Vineyards

Icewine, Sparkling Wine, Late Harvest, Fortified Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Lariana Cellars
LaStella Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Laughing Stock Vineyards

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Le Vieux Pin Winery

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Ledlin Family Vineyards
Liquidity Wines
Little Engine Wines
Little Straw Vineyards Estate Winery

Rosé, Sparkling Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Lock & Worth Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Lunessence Winery & Vineyard

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Marichel Vineyard & Winery

Rosé

Martin’s Lane Winery
Maverick Estate Winery

Sparkling Wine, Cider, Fortified Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

Honey Wine

Meyer Family Vineyards
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Mocojo Winery
Monster Vineyards
Montakarn Estate Winery
Moon Curser Vineyards
Moraine Estate Winery
Mt. Boucherie Winery

Meritage, Icewine, Sparkling Wine, Red Wine Blend

Nagging Doubt Winery

Rosé, Meritage

Niche Wine Company
Nichol Vineyard
Nighthawk Vineyards
Nk’Mip Cellars

Rosé, Icewine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery

Rosé, Meritage, Sparkling Wine, Fortified Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

NOMAD Cider

Cider

Off The Grid Organic Winery
Okanagan Crush Pad Winery

Rosé, Sparkling Wine, Fortified Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Oliver Twist Estate Winery

Rosé, Late Harvest, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Orchard Hill Estate Cidery

Cider

Origin Wines
Osoyoos Larose Estate Winery
Painted Rock Estate Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend

Pentâge Winery
Perseus Winery
Pipe’Dreams Vineyard And Estate Winery

Red Wine Blend

Platinum Bench Estate Winery

Red Wine Blend

Play Estate Winery
Poplar Grove Winery

Fruit Wine

Quails’ Gate Winery

Rosé, Meritage, Icewine, Late Harvest, Fortified Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Quidni Estate Winery
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Red Rooster Winery

Rosé, Icewine

River Stone Estate Winery
Road 13 Vineyards

Rosé, Meritage, Sparkling Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Roche Wines

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Rollingdale Winery

Icewine, Fortified Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Ruby Blues Winery
Rust Wine Co.
Sage Hills Organic Vineyard & Winery

Rosé, Sparkling Wine

Sandhill
Savard Vines
Saxon Estate Winery
Scenic Road Cider Company
Scorched Earth Winery

Rosé

See Ya Later Ranch
Serendipity Winery
Silkscarf Winery
Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery

Fruit Wine, Late Harvest, White Wine Blend

SpearHead Winery
Sperling Vineyards

Icewine, Sparkling Wine, Late Harvest, White Wine Blend

Squeezed Wines

Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery

Icewine, Sparkling Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard

Meritage, Icewine, Sparkling Wine, Fortified Wine

Stoneboat Vineyards & Pinot House

Rosé, Icewine, Sparkling Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Rosé, Meritage, Sparkling Wine, Fortified Wine

SummerGate Winery
Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Rosé, Sparkling Wine, Red Wine Blend

Summerland Estate Winery
Summerland Heritage Cider Company
T.H. Wines

Rosé

Tantalus Vineyards

Rosé, Icewine, Sparkling Wine

Terravista Vineyards
The Back Door Winery
The Chase Wines

Rosé

The Hatch

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

The Vibrant Vine

Rosé, Icewine, Sparkling Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

The View Winery
Therapy Vineyards & Inn

Rosé, Sparkling Wine, Fortified Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Thornhaven Estates Winery
Three Sisters Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Tightrope Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

TIME Winery

Rosé, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Top Shelf Winery

Rosé, Meritage

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery (Naramata)
Tree Brewing Co.
VinAmite Cellars

Fortified Wine, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

Rosé, Meritage, Icewine, Sparkling Wine, Late Harvest, Red Wine Blend, White Wine Blend

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery

Young & Wyse Collection

Rosé

Stats and images courtesy of Wines of British Columbia

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