British Columbia Wineries

Okanagan/Similkameen | Vancouver Island/Fraser Valley
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Discover the VQA Quality Wines of British Columbia

The British Columbia wine industry has been revitalized through the skill and dedication of a new generation of grape growers and winemakers. Grape growers have replanted their land with the best-suited vines, while wineries have expanded their facilities, upgraded equipment and secured the finest winemakers from new and old world wine regions.

Journey to wine country, meet with the vintners and their staff and discover an exceptional range of premium wines that marks the new era of the British Columbia wine industry. The VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) seal is awarded to wines that make a quality statement. All VQA wines are made to strict standards and are tasted by a panel of experts before being approved by the British Columbia Wine Institute. The VQA seal is your assurance of quality.

British Columbia Wine Country

British Columbia's Viticulture areas are located in two distinct wine-growing regions: the coastal areas of Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys in the southern, inland part of the province.

Okanagan Valley:

Located in central British Columbia, the largest and oldest region is the Okanagan Valley. Today, the beautiful, 100-mile long valley features over 30 wineries and is planted with 3,000 acres of premium grape varieties. The south end of the valley, with less than six inches of rainfall a year, is the only classified desert area in Canada. The north end of the valley, receives less than sixteen inches. Classic red vinifera grapes are widely planted in the south end, while French and Germanic white grape varieties planted in the north. The Okanagan Valley, is also one of the largest tourist destinations in British Columbia.

Similkameen Valley:

To the west of the Okanagan Valley, through the mountains, is the high desert cattle country of the Similkameen Valley. Nestled along side the picturesque Similkameen River and surrounded by steep mountains, the region's two wineries have 40 hectares planted along the river edge.

The climate in the Okanagan/Similkameen is governed by the region's location in the lee of the Coast Mountain Range. It has hot,dry summers, long hours of sunshine and low humidity.

Okanagan / Similkameen Valley Wineries:

Great Estates of the Okanagan - Visit 5 of the most exceptional wineries in the Okanagan Valley for a unique touring experience. This tour route, not marked on the standard wine tour maps, will take you through some of the most breathtaking scenery, & unique wineries in the Okanagan.

Bella Vista Vineyards
3111 Agnew Road
Vernon, BC V1T 5J8
Telephone: (250) 558-0770 Fax: (250) 542-1221
"Open daily from noon to 5 pm."

Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars
Allendale Road, RR#1, Site 3, Comp 4
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0
Telephone: (250) 497-8244 Fax: (250) 497-6160
"Please call for an appointment."

Calona Wines Ltd.
1125 Richter Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K6
Telephone: Office (250) 762-3332 Shop (250) 762-9144
Fax: (250) 762-2999
1-800-663-5086 (also for orders)
"Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. Winter hours are daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Winery tours are available."

Carriage House
32764 Black Sage Road, RR# 1, Site 46, Comp 19
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Telephone: (250) 498-8818 Fax: (250) 498-8818
"Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm from Easter until Thanksgiving. Winter hours are weekends from 10 am to 6 pm or by appointment."

Cedar Creek Estate Winery
5445 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 4J3
Telephone: (250) 764-8866 Fax: (250) 764-2603
"Open daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm weekdays April through October, 10:00 to 6:00 weekends, and 9:30 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday, November through March. Tours run at 11:00 am, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 pm May through October."

Crowsnest Vineyards
Surprise Road, RR # 1, Site 18, Comp 18
Cawston, BC V0X 1C0
Telephone: (250) 499-5129 Fax: (250) 499-5129
"Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm."

Domaine Combret
P.O. Box 1170 32057 Road 13
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Telephone:(250)498-6966 Fax: (250)498-8879
"Open daily from 9am to dusk."

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery
Road 8, RR # 1, Site 23, Comp 4
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Telephone: (250) 498-3537 Fax (250) 498-3510
"Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm July through September and 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, October through June. Tours are by appointment."

Gersighel Wineberg
29690 Highway 97, RR # 1, Site 40, Comp 20
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Telephone: (250) 495-3319 Fax: (250) 495-3319
"Open daily from 9:30 am to 8 pm."

Gray Monk Estate Winery
1055 Camp Road
Okanagan Centre, BC V4V 2H4
Telephone: (250) 766-3168 Fax: (250) 766-3390
"Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm May through October and 11 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday November through April."

Hainle Vineyard Estate Winery
5355 Trepanier Bench Road, PO Box 650
Peachland, BC V0H 1X0
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Telephone: (250) 767-2525 Fax: (250) 767-2543
"Open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Sunday, May through October and 1 pm to 5 pm Thursday to Sunday, November through April."

Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards
Green Lake Road, PO Box 480
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0
Telephone: (250) 497-8267 Fax (250) 497-8073
"Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm."

Hester Creek Estate Winery
13163 326th street
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Telephone: (250) 498-4435 Fax: (250) 498-0651
"Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Sunday, June through November and Monday through Friday, December through May."

Hillside Cellars
1350 Naramata Road
Penticton, BC V2A 6J6
Telephone: (250) 493-6274 Fax: (250) 493-6294
"Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Reservations are required for tours over 20 people."

House of Rose Winery
2270 Garner Road
Kelowna, BC V1P 1E2
Telephone: (250) 765-0802 Fax: (250) 765-7762
"Open daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm."

Inniskillin Okanagan
# 11 Road West, RR # 1, Site 24, Comp 5
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Telephone: (250) 498-6663 Fax: (250) 498-4566
"Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm from the May long weekend until mid-October. Winter hours are Monday to Friday."

Highway 97, PO Box 1650
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Telephone: (250) 498-4981 Fax: (250) 498-6505
"Open from 9 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday with tours at 10 am and 2 pm. Reservations are required for tours over 10 people."

Kettle Valley Winery
2988 Hayman Road, RR# 1, Site 2, Comp 39
Naramata, BC V0H 1N0
Telephone: (250) 496-5898 Fax: (250) 496-5298
"Please call for an appointment."

Lake Breeze Vineyards
Sammet Road, PO Box 9
Naramata, BC V0H 1N0
Telephone: (250) 496-5659 Fax: (250) 496-5894
"Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm June through October and Tuesday through Saturday in April and May. Closed October through April."

Lang Vineyards Ltd.
2493 Gammon Road, RR# 1, Site 11, Comp 55
Naramata, BC V0H 1N0
Telephone: (250) 496-5987 Fax: 496-5706
"Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm May through mid-October. Winter tastings are by appointment."

Larch Hills Winery
110 Timms Road
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4M3
Telephone: (250) 832-0155 Telephone: (250) 832-9419
"Open daily noon to 5 pm May through October. November through April please call ahead."

Mission Hill Winery
1730 Mission Hill Road
Westbank, BC V4T 2E4
Telephone: (250) 768-7611 Fax: (250) 768-2044
"Open daily from 10-7 pm in the summer, 10-5pm in the winter. Call ahead for seasonal tour schedules."

Nichol Vineyards
1285 Smethurst Road, RR# 1 Site 14, Comp 13
Naramata, BC V0H 1N0
Telephone: (250) 496-5962 Fax: (250) 496-4275
"Open from 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Sunday, May through October. November through April please call ahead."

Quails' Gate Estate Winery
3303 Boucherie Road
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2H3
Telephone: (250) 769-4451 Fax: (250) 769-3451
"Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm June through September and 10 am to 5 pm October through May. Winery tours available each day."

Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery
2640 Skimikin Road,
RR1 S12 C16
Tappen, BC, V0E 2X0
Phone 250-835-2212   Fax 250-835-2228
Recline Ridge is open every day throughout the summer from 11:30am to 6:00pm.
Please join us for a tour and taste our wines.
From October 31 - April 1, please call for an appointment. 250-835-2212

Scherzinger Vineyards
7211 Fiske Street, RR#2, Site 68, Comp 13
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
Telephone: (250) 494-8815 Fax: (250) 494-8815
"Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm May through October. November through April please call ahead."

Slamka Cellars
2742 Cordova Way, Lakeview Heights,
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2N3
Telephone: (250) 769-0404 Fax: (250) 763-8168
"Open daily from noon to 5:30 pm April through October. November through March please call ahead."

St. Hubertus Estate Winery
5225 Lakeshore Road,
Kelowna, BC V1W 4J1
Telephone: (250) 764-7888 Fax: (250) 764-0499
"Open daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm May through October and noon to 5 pm Tuesday to Saturday, November through April."

Stag's Hollow Winery & Vineyard
Sunvalley Way, RR# 1, Site 3, Comp 36
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0
Telephone: (250) 497-6162 Fax: (250) 497-6162
"Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm May long weekend through Thanksgiving. Winter hours please call ahead."

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
Highway 97, PO Box 307
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
Telephone: (250) 494-0451 Fax: (250) 494-3456
"Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm. Tours hourly 10 am to 4 pm."

Summerhill Estate Winery
Unit 1, 14870 Chute Lake Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 4M3
Telephone: (250) 764-8000 Fax: (250) 764-2598
"Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm."

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
32830 Tinhorn Creek Road, Box 2010
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Telephone: (250) 498-3743 Fax: (250) 498-3228
"Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm."

Wild Goose Vineyards
Sun Valley Way, RR #1, Site 3, Comp 11
Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0
Telephone: (250) 497-8919 Fax: (250) 497-6835
"Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm."

Vancouver Island:

Vancouver Island, situated off the coast of British Columbia, is the newest wine growing region. An hour drive from Victoria, hillside vineyards wind along country lanes that link historic towns. Most of the 20 hectares of grapes are planted in the southeast, near the town of Duncan.

Fraser Valley:

East of the city of Vancouver is the expansive and fertile Fraser Valley farming community - the largest agricultural region of the province. There are currently 20 hectars of grapes and two wineries within a half hour drive of Vancouver. The coastal growing regions enjoy warm, rainy winters, and hot, dry summers. Like the interior region, irrigation is required for grape production.

Vancouver Island Wineries:

Blue Grouse Vineyards & Winery
4365 Blue Grouse Road, RR # 7
Duncan, BC V9L 4W4
Telephone: (250) 743-3834 Fax: (250) 743-9305
"Open from 11 am to 5 pm Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday."

Cherry Point Vineyards
840 Cherry Point Road, RR # 3
Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0
Telephone: (250) 743-1272 Fax: (250) 743-1059
"Open daily from 11:30 am to 6 pm."

Cedar Beach Ocean Lodge and Thetis Island Vineyards
Thetis Island
BC Canada V0R 2Y0
Telephone: (250) 246-2258
Vineyard Tours and Wine Tasting available
"Please call for an appointment."

4235 Trans Canada Highway, RR # 1
Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0
Telephone: (250) 743-5630 Fax: (250) 743-5630
"Please call for an appointment."

Vigneti Zanatta
5039 Marshall Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6S3
Telephone: (250) 748-2338 Fax: (250) 746-5684
"Open from 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 am to 7 pm Thursday through Sunday (and Holiday Mondays May through October. November through April please call ahead."

Wine Retailers:

Swans Suite Hotel
506 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8W 1N6
Phone: (250) 361-3310
Call Toll Free for reservations: 1-800-668-7926

Swans Suite Hotel, located minutes from the Victoria Inner Harbour and walking distance to restaurants, shopping, theaters and other attractions. We offer 29 suites, and a 3,000 sq ft penthouse with roof terrace overlooking the Inner Harbour, The famous brewpub and award winning beers, bistro and 7 nights live music is perfect for corporate, leisure or family travels.

Fraser Valley Wineries:

Domaine De Chaberton
1064 216th Street
Langley, BC V2Z 1R3
Telephone: (604) 530-1736 Fax: (604) 533-9687
"Open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 pm Sunday, March through December and 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday in January and February. Tours are available on weekends from 2 pm to 4 pm mid-April through August."

Peller Estates
2120 Vintner Street
Port Moody, BC V3H 1W8
Telephone: (604) 937-3411 Fax: (604) 937-5487
"Open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday."

Wine Retailers:

Haida-Way Motor Inn
Box 399 1817 Campbell Way
Port McNeill, BC, Canada V0N 2R0
Phone: (250) 956-3373
Fax: (250) 956-4710

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