BC Wineries Excited About Size and Quality of Harvest 2018

BC’s annual grape harvest has arrived amid cooler temperatures in mid-August and early September. With the long, moderate season, wineries are indicating nice flavour development, beautiful acidity and increased crop levels for an exciting 2018 vintage. The first harvest for sparkling wine grapes started at the end of August, roughly two weeks later than in … Read more

Our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Tantalus

We all love BC Wine and summer is an ideal time to really enjoy sipping on the patio, pairing with our BBQ or picnic in the park. These are some of our #FavouriteThings. We like to call this “Summer Sipping”. So many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the British Columbia lifestyle. Whether you’re an … Read more

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

Global Alliance to Protect Wine Place Names Welcomes the British Columbia Wine Institute During Vinexpo 2017

  Wine Origins group expands to 23 with addition of British Columbia, McLaren Vale and Texas   Leadership from the world’s premier wine regions hosted a tasting event today at Vinexpo 2017 to welcome three new members to the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin. The British Columbia Wine Institute of Canada, which represents … Read more

#FridayFavourites – what’s on this blustery week ahead Oct 14 – 21

    Taste of Yaletown event brings a fresh approach with Sharing & Pairing menu    Make a SPLASH at Arts Umbrella’s 34th Art Auction   FARMERS MARKETS FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN VANCOUVER   CHAMPAGNE WISHES, CAVIAR DREAMS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS EXCLUSIVE TAITTINGER DINNER OCT. 18   Getting Ready For ChopStick … Read more

Exclusive Visa Infinite Wine Country Experiences Return to British Columbia

The BC Wine Institute is proud to partner again with Visa Infinite with an expanded series to create the ultimate wine touring experience for Visa Infinite cardholders.    The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) has teamed up again with Visa Infinite to create the ultimate wine touring program, exclusively for Visa Infinite cardholders. This year, … Read more


ANNUAL FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH Mark Wednesday, August 12th on your calendar for a unique dinner party as Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter presents Les Dames Summerdine – Canada’s largest concurrent dinner party unfolding on one night only at more than 30 different restaurants, wineries, cooking schools and culinary venues across the province (see attached backgrounder for full list). This year … Read more

BC Wine Institute supports province’s first ever sub-appellation

    The British Columbia Wine Institute is lauding the recent decision by the BC Wine Authority to approve the first sub-appellation in the province. Known as the Golden Mile Bench, located on the western slope of the Okanagan Valley south of Oliver, this marks the first sub-Designated Viticultural Area (or sub-Geographical Indication) of the … Read more

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