ICEWINE HARVEST RETURNS TO BC

Recent plunging temperatures have prompted wineries to begin harvesting for Icewine. Temperatures dipped to -8˚C (17.6˚F), beginning November 28 making the conditions perfect for Icewine harvest. To be called true Icewine, frozen grapes must be harvested at -8˚C (17.6˚F), or below and must reach quality standards including 35 Brix of sugar. 

Freezing Temperatures Bring Icewine Harvest to BC Wineries

BC’s annual Icewine harvest has arrived, with the cold temperatures prompting wineries in the Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley to start picking grapes on December 5 and continuing into the early morning hours on December 6.