10 BC Wineries to Visit This Summer

10 BC Wineries to Visit This Summer

When people think of Canada, they imagine polar bears and never-ending winters. Canada’s west coast, however, is home to a milder, more temperate climate. There’s even a rain forest! The climate not only makes BC a great place to spend your vacation, but it’s created a vibrant wine industry—and vintners have been in on this secret for a while. With 7 wine-growing regions (Okanagan Valley being the most renowned) and 200-plus wineries, a BC wine tour offers an almost overwhelming array of choice for sommeliers of all skill levels. Here’s 10 of our favorite BC wineries to visit this summer.

10. Inniskillin

Go big or go home might as well be Inniskillin’s motto. As Canada’s largest wine producer and original estate winery, Inniskillin offers the biggest selection of vints and operates out of several locations. While the Okanagan vineyard is one of the company’s newer acquisitions, established in 1994, it quickly gained a reputation for producing Inniskillin’s signature icewine. Icewine has become one of Canada’s most recognizable contributions to wine culture, and Inniskillin Okanagan has produced several award-winning vints. Wine tastings are offered at the vineyard, with the first two samples being complimentary; a $3 fee applies if you wish to try some more. Between June and September, there are daily “Discover Icewine” tours through the vineyard and facilities, with five wine tastings and paired foods. Other events also happen at the vineyard throughout the year, so be sure to double-check the schedule before you head out!

Okanagan Vineyard
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