British Columbia Wine

 

British Columbia in the western part of Canada has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a wine region. European settlers in the 1800s attempted to work with vinifera plantings, but the grapes could not withstand the extremes in temperature, succombing to diseases and fungus in the summer and freezing to death in the winter. Labrusca varietals such as Vidal Blanc, Baco Noir, and Concord were able to withstand the environment, but the wines were pretty “funky,” to say the least, and never had much success outside of Canada.
 
In the 1960s and 70s, with a consumer shift toward higher quality wines and the invention of modern viticultural technologies and techniques, wine-makers in British Columbia were able to step up their game and work with more popular vinifera grapes. The British Columbia Wine Institute (BC VQA) was founded in 1990 to control viticultural qualilty and promote local wines. The label VQA ensures 100% of growth and production takes place in British Read more »

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Varietals Produced in British Columbia View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Subregions of British Columbia

  • Okanagan Valley

      The Okanagan Valley is the most productive viticultural area of British Columbia in Canada...

  • Vancouver Island

    British Columbia’s most recent DVA is Vancouver Island, a 250-mile-long isle which hosts a fast g...

  • Similkameen Valley

    Known more for its western frontier history of ranching and gold mining, the Similkameen Valley h...

  • Similkameen Valley Vqa

Popular Wineries in British Columbia View all

  • Echo Valley Vineyards

    Echo Valley Vineyards is nestled in the evergreen forests of the Cowichan Valley. With wine makin...

  • Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

    On a hillside overlooking vineyards, sagebrush, and the old gold mining creek that is its namesak...

  • La Frenz Winery

    LA FRENZ produces exceptional wines on the Naramata Bench in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Pl...

  • Foxtrot Vineyards, Ltd.

    Foxtrot Vineyards was established as a winery operation in 2003 by the Allander Family with the p...

  • Elephant Island Orchard Wines

    Miranda and Del Halladay founded the winery at Elephant Island in 1999 in partnership with Mirand...

  • Quail's Gate Estate Winery

    In keeping with our family tradition of celebrating memorable moments with good friends, wine and...

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