Your Guide to 4 Brand New Official Wine regions in British Columbia (BC)

The land mass and diversity of terroir in BC is large enough to be broken down into several distinct wine appellations. Until recently, not every winery fell into an official BC wine region, also known as a Geographical Indication (GI). Previously, there were only 5 official wine regions in British Columbia: Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Okanagan Valley, Similkameen Valley and Fraser Valley. Now there are four new official wine regions in BC that categorize the unique viticulture in each of those areas. They are: Thompson Valley, Shuswap, Lilooet and the Kootenays. The creation of these new GIs reflects the diversity found in BC wine country.


Thompson Valley Wineries

Harper’s Trail Estate Winery

Monte Creek Ranch Winery

Privato Vineyard & Winery

Sagewood Estate Winery


Shuswap Wineries

Bacata Ridge Winery

Celista Estate Winery

Edge of the Earth Vineyard

Larch Hills Winery

Marionette Winery

Ovino Winery

Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery

Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery

The Planet Bee Meadery

Waterside Vineyard & Winery


Lilooet Winery

Fort Berens Estate Winery


Wineries in the Kootenays

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery

Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery

Heron Ridge Estates Fruit Wines

Pommier Ranch Meadery

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard

Wynnwood Cellars

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