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2013 Vintage a Return to Greatness in BC

After several arduous years fraught with challenging vintages, hard winters and overall reduced crops, it is a pleasure to see that harvest levels are returning to normal. more »

Apr 9, 2014 The Word on Wine

The Top 10 Wine Regions in the World, According to the Huff Post

And Guess Who’s Number One? It’s the Okanagan Valley. Take that Tuscany! more »

Dec 3, 2013 Wine Opinions (2 Comments)

Top Ten Reasons to Free My Grapes

There has been much discussion in the last couple of years about the ‘Free My Grapes’ campaign in Canada (see Most people believe that when private member’s Bill C-311 passed unanimously the issue was solved. more »

Sep 26, 2013 Wanderings

B.C. Wine and Grape Sector

The role of research for the BC Wine Grape Council (BCWGC) and it’s predecessor, the R&D committee of the BC Wine Institute, have been developing and funding research projects for the past one-and-a-half decades. more »

Jul 29, 2013 B.C. Wine and Grape

Stunning Sips to come from 2012 Vintage

After a few years of harrowing vintages, the 2012 vintage was a return to a more normal growing season. Growers across British Columbia welcomed warmer temperatures and good growing conditions, ideal for BC VQA wines. more »

Apr 8, 2013 The Word on Wine

Hard Pressed on January 12

On a dark night in the heart of winter, cold pickers were out harvesting marble-like frozen grapes to make a luscious, sweet wine – it was the Icewine harvest. more »

Feb 6, 2013 The Word on Wine

Cornucopia hosts ‘Best of the Vinos’

December 2012: The successful Vinos Wine Film Festival was featured at Whistler’s 16th annual celebration of food and wine, Cornucopia, held November 7 to 11, 2012. more »

Dec 12, 2012 The Word on Wine

Wine Festivals Showcase B.C. Wines

Fall 2012: With summer over, the B.C. wine industry is preparing a great vintage. To celebrate the excellent 2012 growing year, wineries throughout the province have been preparing for wine festivals to celebrate the fall red wine release. more »

Dec 12, 2012 The Word on Wine

Pause to Look Back Vintage 2012

The final red fermenters at our winery are being pressed off as I write, and vintage 2012 officially comes to an end. All that is left is cleanup, fixing equipment you didn’t have time to fix in the flurry of harvest activity, rolling up bird netting more »

Dec 11, 2012 Wanderings

Cab Franc Tuesday: East and West

Summer 2012: It has been said that British Columbia winegrowers have more in common with Washington state growers than with fellow Canadian growers in Ontario. more »

Jul 1, 2012 Wanderings

The Word on Wine

A column by the BC Wine Institute which represents 119 winery members and 17 grape growing partners.The partners represent 95% of the province’s total wine production and produce 88% of wine production made from 100% B.C. grapes.


A column by Sandra Oldfield, winemaker and owner of Tinhorn Creek Winery in Oliver. Follow her on Twitter at #CabFrancTuesday.

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News from Hans Buchler Chair of the BC Wine Grape Council.

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