2016 BC Grape Harvest Promising All over BC, early harvest offers strong potential


Blue Grouse Estate Winery in the Cowichan Valley began their harvest on September 10, 2016.

The BC wine grape harvest is in full swing.

According to a report from the BC Wine Institute (BCWI), across most of the province, including the Cowichan Valley, Fraser Valley and Okanagan Valley winegrowing regions, hot and dry conditions in the spring led to the earliest harvest ever for some wineries. What will this mean for the potential wine quality for the 2016 vintage?


READ insights on the harvest outlook from across the province, with quotes from:

•Bailey Williamson (winemaker, Blue Grouse Estate Winery on Vancouver Island)

•Andrew Etsell (GM and viticulturist, Singletree Winery in Abbotsford)

•Katie O’Kell (second-in-command, Serendipity Winery in Naramata)

•Lawrence Buhler (director of winemaking, ENCORE Vineyards)

•Harry McWatters (CEO and president, ENCORE Vineyards)

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