Okanagan Valley

At Orchard & Vine, we want to share not only what’s going on in fruit-growing, but also what’s going on with fruit growers. Thank you to the grower-readers who responded to this year’s survey. We know how busy you are and appreciate you taking time t Read more


Valleys of Wine is the first comprehensive history of BC wine since the early 1980s, and a must-read for anyone interested in the history of BC’s wine industry! Read more


The first village of its kind in Canada, District Wine Village will bring small-batch wine, beer, cider and spirit producers together alongside unique events and creative culinary offerings, all in one exceptional South Okanagan location. Read more


Looking back over another year, one thing I know for sure is that this industry is made up of a passionate bunch of hardworking, heartfelt, and dedicated people making a difference. Read more

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The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative hopes the end has finally come for its recent fluctuation in leadership, as newly appointed CEO Warren Sarafinchan becomes the fourth CEO of the organization since Alan Tyabji left the position in October 2016. Read more


Becker Vineyard

Photo by Lionel Trudel

Few wineries have seen as much anticipation as the new 45,000 square foot, fully organic Phantom Creek Estates facility on the Black Sage Bench in Oliver. Read more


The fruit-growing region of the Okanagan Valley will be a fitting host for ‘Fruitarians’ from around the world at the Great Canadian Fruit Festival, from August 10-13. Read more


Mission Hill Family Estate transitioning to certified organic. Read more

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An unusually hot spring led to an early and vigorous growing season. Cooler summer temperatures allowed the grapes to develop flavour complexity, moderate alcohol, balanced tannins and natural acidity in what is, by all accounts, an excellent vintage Read more


Each year Orchard and Vine connects with B.C. fruit and berry growers and their associations to determine how the season went. It’s an important review in that it delivers information not only about seasonal activities but also struggles and triumphs Read more


The changing climate in the Okanagan has broad implications for agricultural pest control, including increasing populations of problem species, and the arrival of new pests in the region. Read more


The B.C. government’s popular seven-year tree fruit replant program will now assist even more growers with an additional $1 million in funding over the duration of the program. Read more


One of the impacts of climate change and warmer average temperatures is the increasing number of areas suitable for production of sweet cherries occurring in the BC Interior and north Okanagan. Read more


A very hot, dry summer brought an early harvest across the province and, despite the challenges that the extreme heat brought, the 2015 vintage has resulted in exceptional wines in all of British Columbia’s wine regions. Read more

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Sun-Rype Products Ltd. is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Read more