Eric Gerbrandt

Photo by Ronda Payne

A berry researcher recognizes the need to look to the integration of methods to sustain the future of a much loved berry. Read more


These days, almost everyone has a cell phone, and all these devices have one thing in common; they can all send and receive messages by text or phone. Mobile phones keep us connected with family and friends, and help us stay tuned-in to our colleague Read more


A vision of creating the World’s first self-sustainable winery aligns perfectly with Winesecrets commitment to sustainability and the successful launch of Phase One of the water capture system. Read more


Laurica Farm

Photo by Ronda Payne

Small-scale farmers and growers often offer agri-tourism activities and events on the farm in order to get their name, products and the business of growing and farming in front of consumers, but just how many events are too many? Read more


There is a new movement in the BC wine industry… sustainability. Whether it’s the market demand for sustainably produced wines, tourism support for green businesses or leadership from tourism associations, wineries throughout the province are making Read more


Lisa Olson 0716

Photo by Kim Elsasser

Concepts like biodiversity, conservation, interactive, plant science, niche markets, microclimate, and even a look into a food forest are some of the topics explored in this Annual Innovation Issue. Find them and you’ll feel inspired too! Read more

Publishers View

Assume that your winery is among the many small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the business and has an interest in sustainability. Perhaps you have already undertaken several related environmental or social initiatives. Read more


Lunessence – working with the moon and the essence of nature, is the philosophy of the owner and manager of a new winery in Summerland opened in 2015. Read more


TricorBraun Bottles

Courtesy TricorBraun

Going green just got easier! Wineries can now get eco certificates to display in their wineries and on their websites. All you have to do is ensure 80% of your wine bottles are from the ECO Series® bottle line from Ardagh Group Read more


The popularity of organic food and beverage products has skyrocketed in recent years. Consumer appetites for organic foods have become insatiable, catapulting them into one of the fastest growing agriculture sectors. Read more


Sustainability, in the wine business, as with most other industries, is a timely and exciting wave that is changing the business world, turning challenges into opportunities. Read more


Don Triggs

Michael Botner

Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs started Culmina Family Estate Winery with the simple goal of making the highest quality wines possible. Read more



Orchard and Vine Magazine measured the pulse with a survey; conversations with key personalities; reports from the BC Wine Institute and other sources; and with an attentive ear on twitter and #BCWineChat. The results are in . . . Read more


Summerhill Values the Environmental Farm Plan Read more