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Okanagan Valley Wineries - The Okanagan Valley is British Columbia's oldest and main grape-growing region. Although it lies on the same latitude as the northern German and French vineyards, the Okanagan Valley is not all classified as a "cool-climate" growing region. Distinct microclimates occur throughout the Valley, from the hot, sandy, desert soils in the southern valley to the cooler vineyard sites in the north, with their deep topsoil and clay. Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris and Pinot noir grow in the south, while Pinot blanc, Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer are grown in the mid and northern regions, some left to freeze on the vine for the region's famed ice wines.

Wines of British Columbia


Auxerrois - Widely planded in Alsace, this grape has adapted well to the local regions.  The wines are delicately fruity with a wonderful peachy aroma.

Bacchus -  This German varietal makes wines with notable perfumed aromas.  Can be dry or off-dry.

Chardonnay -  Produces a variety of winde styles from lean and fresh to rich and buttery, depending on the site, growing season and maturation processes.

Chasselas -  Switzerland's leading wine grape, Chasselas produces a delicate crisp wine with apple and citrus aromas and flavours.

Ehrenfelser -  Riesling like in character, Ehrenfelser ranges from fruity and spicey in dry versions to rich and sweet apricot in late harvest wines.

Gewurztraminer -  Produces a classic spicy, lush wine with a perfumed aroma.

Riesling - BC's most widely planted grape varietal.  The wine is light, delicate and flowery with a crisp, clean character that ranges from dry to medium dry.  The grape has rich honey-like qualities when left on the vine to freeze for icewine.

Pinot Blanc -  This Grape shows great promise for British Columbia.  This noble grape's history dates back to 14th centruy France.   The wines vary in style from crisp and fruity to dry and flinty with good body.


Cabernet Sauvignon -  Relatively new to the valley, this Bordeaux grape produces rich, full flavoured wines. Tastes range from peppery to black currant.

Chancellor -  Produces a fruity wine with notes of raspberry and cherry.

Marechal Foch -  This grape makes sturdy wines with plenty of fruit and berry flavours.  With oak aging it can make it a rich, full flavoured wine.

Merlot -  This soft Bordeaux grape is mellow and rich in fruit and berry aromas.

Pinot Noir -  One of the world's great grapes, Pinot Noir is becoming widely grown throughout the valley.  Spicy and smooth with a hint of dark cherry and plum.
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