New releases, with an updated look from Church and State Wines

Church & State Wines features two distinctly different vineyard properties located in the Okanagan and on Vancouver Island. Our meticulous wine-making process is driven by a passion to make wines that capture a sense of place, drawing from the terroir to showcase a sense of character, depth and the elegance of our land.

A New Expression for Hester Creek

This summer we are thrilled to introduce a new expression for our wine portfolio. Hester Creek is an estate winery with a unique, pioneering past and a modern, state-of the art facility.


“This anniversary is a celebration of the success and growth of BC VQA Wine over the last 30 years,” comments Miles Prodan, President & CEO of the BC Wine Institute. “BC VQA Wine would not be what it is today without the incredible vision, collaboration and determination of our industry.”

BC Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2018 Annual General Meeting

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 10, 2018 at the Delta Hotel, Kelowna), that brought together winery owners from across BC, the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors. Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of … Read more

Taste of the Okanagan at See Ya Later Ranch was a smashing success!

The Wines of British Columbia, a non-profit organization that promotes BC VQA wines, put together an exceptional event. The Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience – Taste of the Okanagan held on Saturday, August 26th was a huge success. The day started with a VIP Reception held on the patio adjoining the … Read more

Trade your Commute for Cabernet this Harvest Season

British Columbia Wine Institute Launches Wine and Culinary Tourism Campaign The British Columbia Wine Institute launches its wine and culinary tourism campaign, BC Wine Country: Your Urban Escape, this fall to inspire British Columbia, Alberta and Washington travelers to visit BC’s wine regions this harvest season. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Destination British Columbia’s … Read more

Wines of British Columbia Launch New Seasonal Campaign Explore BC VQA Wine

  The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) is launching its new Explore BC VQA Wine campaign to encourage wine consumers to experience BC’s premium wine touring regions, support local Wines of British Columbia year-round, and enter for an opportunity to win one of three seasonal BC VQA Wine tour experiences. “We are very excited to be … Read more

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