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 moreBC Wineries Excited About Size and Quality of Harvest 2018
Wines of British Columbia hosted a Fall Release Tasting – COLOUR for trade, hospitality and media giving us an opportunity to taste BCVQA (Vintner’s Quality Alliance) wines. This designation tells the consumer/wine drinker they are enjoying a wine made solely from BC grapes. A seminar on the Geographical Indications (GI) of British Columbia was presented … Read moreBritish Columbia New GIs and Sub-GIs
The Wines of British Columbia is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2018. From July 23 through August 17, winery-goers took their time, sampled and savoured what wineries have to offer within BC’s nine acclaimed wine regions, and have made their choices. The Best of BC … Read moreWines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Award Winners Announced!
What’s your BC Wine Country Story? THE SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY The Similkameen Valley is a pristine stretch of vineyards, set amongst the dramatic backdrop of rugged and awe-inspiring mountains. Considered the “organic capital of Canada”, the area is known for small farms and producers dedicated to creating quality produce, delectable foods, and award-winning wines. Due … Read moreWhat’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 … Read moreWhat’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18
What’s your BC Wine Country Story? THE GULF ISLANDS Nestled in the Georgia Strait which separates Vancouver Island from the mainland, and connected by a network of small ferries, the Gulf Islands are BC’s newest geographical indication (GI). The islands – Salt Spring, Pender, Saturna, Quadra, Hornby, Denman, Thetis – are home to 13 wineries, … Read moreWhat’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18
What’s your BC Wine Country Story? VANCOUVER ISLAND BC Is a Province rich in spectacular views, extraordinary flavours and memorable stories. On Vancouver Island, grape winemaking really began after a provincial government-funded trial – the Duncan Project – identified Pinot Gris, Auxerrois and Ortega as promising varieties for this unique seaside environment. Vancouver Island is … Read moreWhat’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18
Back again this year the Best of BC Wine Country Awards Included this year are BC wine give-aways, offering you the chance to experience the Best of BC Wine Country by winning one of three prizes: (1) Best of BC Wine gift basket; (2) An overnight stay at a Best of BC Winery Accommodation … Read moreBest of BC Wine Country Awards means a chance to be a winner!