Albas and Cannan Recognized

At the BC Wine Institute’s AGM, held at Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, the dynamic MP duo of Ron Cannan and Dan Albas were given the first annual BCWI Industry Recognition Award.

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Customer Appreciation Day September 19

“Official Grand Opening” to show off our new operation – 4650 Trans Canada Highway . . . Door prizes and Parts Specials . . BBQ Burgers and Dogs Served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. more »

Sep 16, 2014 News


In an innovative experiment, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation launched the first component of the new Back to Ag program through social media. more »

Jul 10, 2014 News

The Sunset Concert Series at CedarCreek

CedarCreek Estate Winery is pleased to announce that the Barenaked Ladies and Chantal Kreviazuk will perform this summer at their spectacular 400 seat Vineyard Pavilion. more »

Jun 10, 2014 News

"Summer of Love" at Gatzke’s Orchard

From four-course dinners in the orchard, farm stays, fresh fruit and vegetables, and a local products market, to rocking and rolling on the Big Blue Stage, Gatzke’s Orchard in Oyama, BC has lots of activities planned for this summer! more »

Jun 10, 2014 News


In front of a packed Council Chamber, Summerland Mayor and Council made its final vote in favour of the controversial land swap proposal that would remove over 80 hectares of some of the town’s best farming land from the Agricultural Land Reserve. more »

Apr 28, 2014 News

British Columbia Wine Institute commences thirdparty review

The purpose of the review will be to ensure that the BCWI continues to meet or exceed members' expectations and expands the opportunities for British Columbians who earn their livings in the BC wine industry. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Funding and Press Releases

Summerland Swap Shows Why ALC Needed

The debate over the so-called ‘Land Swap’ in Summerland represents a glimpse into the future of a province where the independent Agricultural Land Commission could lose its autonomy from government. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News

BCWI Wants Wine at the Grocery Store

If the BC Wine Institute gets its way, you’ll soon be able to go to the grocery store to pick up some eggs, a loaf of bread, some milk ... and a 2011 Cabernet Franc. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News

BC Cherry Association Elects Bal as President

The BC Cherry Association has a new president, as long-time grower Sukhpal Bal was elected at their AGM in February. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News

BC Farmers' Markets Celebrate Success with 1st Annual Award

Farmers Markets are a growing trend in BC, and the industry celebrated its success in March with the First Annual BC Farmers' Markets Awards. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News