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British Columbia Wine Country

Fraser River Valley Wine Country
including the Greater Vancouver Area

     The Fraser Valley stretches from Hope, in the northeast, to just east and south of Vancouver, following the course of the Fraser River as it flows towards the sea.  The combined Fraser Valley and greater Vancouver areas are known as the Lower Mainland.  Surrounding the Valley are the Coast Mountains to the north, the Fraser Canyon andFraser Valley B.C. vineyard - Domaine de Chaberton Cascade mountains to the northeast, the Canada/US border to the south and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the west.

      The region's geology tells a fascinating story of mountain building, glacial activity and volcanic processes that have occurred over many millions of years.  Despite its violent history, the area today is generally flat with occasional rolling hills.  Variations in rainfall across the Valley are common, but significant precipitation occurs in the fall and spring.  July and August can be very dry and growers must manage irrigation programs.

      The winery that established the Fraser Valley as a credible wine-growing region was Domaine de Chaberton.  It opened in 1991 south of Langley, close to the US border.  The limited number of vineyards in the region may be a reflection of its challenging viticultural climate. While frost presents little concern, limited degree days make the ripening of grapes difficult during certain vintages and in certain later-ripening grape varieties.  Humidity in this coastal region can also encourage powdery mildew and unwanted botrytis.

      These growing challenges seem to be no problem for other crops grown here.  The fertile delta south of the Fraser River is Vancouver’s agricultural hinterland. 

      Many fine bed and breakfast lodging choices are located near wineries, or you can plan on staying in one of the beautiful areas of Vancouver, just west of the winery locations and north of the Washington State border.

Wine Shops, Wine Bars and Wine Storage
 


The Wineries

Overview map of Fraser Valley and Vancouver, BC regions

See our list of ALL British Columbia Wineries.

Call ahead to verify current tasting room hours and days.

 

Abbotsford:

Lotusland Vineyards
(
Open Summer hours: Wed-Sat 11am - 6 pm;
Sun & Mon 12pm - 5 pm)
28450 King Road
Abbotsford, B.C.  V4X 1B1
604-857-4188

Chilliwack:

St. Urban Vineyards
(Wed - Sat: 12 - 6pm, Sun: 1 - 5pm)
47189 Bailey Road
Chilliwack, B.C.  V2R 4S8
604-824-6233

Delta Area:

Wellbrook Winery
(Open 11 am to 6 pm, daily)
4626 88th Street 
Delta, B.C.
604-946-1868


Westham Island Winery
(Mon - Fri: 10am - 5:00pm
Weekends & Holidays: 10am - 6pm)
2170 Westham Island Road
Delta, B.C.
604-940-9755

Dewdney:

Kermode Wild Berry Wines
(Summer: 12 - 8 pm; Winter: 12 - 6 pm)
8457 River Road South
Dewdney, B.C.  V0M-1H0
604-814-3222

Fort Langley:

Fort Wine Company Estate Winery
(10am - 6pm daily, except Christmas,
Boxing Day & New Year's Day)
26151 84th Avenue
Fort Langley, B.C.
604-857-1101
1-866-921-WINE

Langley:

Blackwood Lane
   Vineyards & Winery

(Sat & Sun: 11 am - 5 pm
Mon - Fri: By Appointment)
25180 8th Ave
Langley, BC
604-856-5787

Domaine de Chaberton
    Estate Winery & Bacchus Bistro
(Winery: Mon - Sat, 10-6; Sun 11-6;
(Bistro: Lunch: Wed thru Sun 11:30 - 3:30;
  Dinner: Fri & Sat 5:30 - 9:30)
1064 - 216th Street
Langley, B.C.
Bistro: 604 530-9694
Winery: 604 530-1736 or
Toll free: 1-888-332-9463

Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery
(May 29 - June 14, Wed - Sun: 9 am - 5 pm;
 Berry Season:
 Jun 15 - Sep 2, Mon - Sat: 8 am - 6 pm;
 Sundays & Holidays, 9 am - 6 pm)

6179 248th Street
Langley BC, V4W 1C3
604-856-5757

Neck of the Woods Winery
(Formerly Glenugie Vineyard
)
(11am - 6pm daily)
3033 232nd Street
Langley, B.C.
604-539-9463

Township 7 Vineyards
& Winery (Langley)
(July, Aug, Dec: 11am - 6pm daily
 Feb - June & Sept - Nov: 12pm - 6pm Th-Sun)

(See also Penticton location)
21152-16th Avenue
Langley, B.C.  V2Z 1K3
604-532-1766

Vista D'oro Farms Winery
(
Thursdays 10am – 4pm, Fridays 12pm – 5pm,
 Saturdays 10am – 4pm )
20856 4th Avenue
Langley, BC Canada  
604-514-3539 

New Westminster

Pacific Breeze Winery
(Daily Noon to 5 pm; Fri & Sat: Noon to 6 pm
 Also by appointment)

#6 - 320 Stewardson Way
New Westminster, B.C.  V3M 6C3
604-522-2228

Pit Meadows:

Blue Heron Fruit Winery
(
Daily: 10:00am to 6:00pm)
18539 Dewdney Trunk Road
Pitt Meadows, BC
604-465-5563

Richmond:

Isabella Winery
(Summer: Mon - Sun, 10 am - 6 pm
Winter: Tue - Sat, Noon - 5 pm)

11491 River Road
Richmond, BC V6X 1Z6
604-288-0608

Lulu Island Winery
(Daily: 10 am to 6:30 pm)
16880 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC  V7A 1L9
604-232-9839

Sanduz Estate Winery
(Daily: 11am - 6pm)
12791 Blundell Road
Richmond, B.C.  V6W 1B4
604-214-0444

Surrey:

River's Bend Winery
(
Tues - Sun and holidays
11:00 AM until 6:00 PM.
)
15560 Colebrook Road
Surrey, B.C.  V3S 0L2
604-574-6106

Vancouver:

Vancouver Urban Winery
(
Mon - Wed 11 am - 6 pm; Thurs - Fri 11 am -11 pm;
Sat - PRIVATE; Sun 12 pm - 5 pm)

55 Dunlevy Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V6A 3A3
604-566-9463 (WINE)

 

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