BC Wine

Greater Vancouver Area

Greater Vancouver Region

The first licensed wineries date back to the mid-twenties for the Greater Vancouver area and lasted till the mid-thirties and a few more were added in the sixties. With the start of 1990 this area was home to two wineries, Ste-Michelle Cellars in Surrey and Andres in Port Moody. The Ste-Michelle Cellars owned by Brights was closed down this same year in favour of an Okanagan area winery.

In 1991, Andres Wines was joined by Domaine De Chaberton Estates in Langley and for the next 10 years they were the only two wineries producing wines in the Greater Vancouver Area.

2001 was a good year for wineries as they more than doubled for this area. The Blossom Winery opened in Richmond and two more wineries opened in the Langley area, Township 7 Vineyards & Winery and The Fort Wine Company.

2002 saw the addition of yet another Langley area winery when the Glenugie Winery opened its doors.

By the end of 2009 there were 16 Wineries operating within the Greater Vancouver area producing wines and ciders and included in this number, two rice wine producers, Artisan Sakemaker At Granville Island established in 2007 and joined in 2009 by Seoul Ricewine in Langley.

For additional Wineries, new, name changes and closures up to the present day look at the Wineries by Year section.

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