There are two main wine growing regions in BC: the Thompson Okanagan and the Fraser Valley. The Okanagan Valley is the oldest and most productive wine-producing region in BC. The first winery was established in the 1930s.
Most wineries are situated in picturesque, natural surroundings, with a great number of them clustered around Okanagan Lake. The Okanagan Wine Route snakes throught the Okanagan Valley from Osoyoos in the south to Salmon Arm in the north. In the Thompson Okanagan, there's a wine - and wine festival - for every season.
There are close to a dozen wineries operating in the Fraser Valley, which stretches 140 km from Greater Vancouver to Hope. Growing conditions here are ideal for cool-climate grape varieties, such as Bacchus, Madeleine Angevine, Siegerrebe, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Popular fruit wine flavours include cranberry, blackberry, peach apricot, and iced apple.