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British Columbia is Home to a Wealth of Wineries
Blue Heron Fruit Winery
Save room for dessert, because we’re heading to the Blue Heron Fruit Winery in Pitt Meadows – a 20-minute drive in from Coquitlam.
Sitting nearly 30 kilometers east of Vancouver, the Blue Heron Fruit Winery sits in the scenic Fraser Valley of the Vancouver metropolitan area and the Coast Mountains.
A partition of Flynn Farms Ltd., the Blue Heron Fruit Winery is run entirely by the Flynn family. This dedicated household has devoted their time to farming cranberries and blueberries for nearly half a century. The result: Amazing table and dessert wine.
Meet the Flynn family, and winemaker Derrick Power in the Fraser Valley for a sample of the sweet life. Open daily, the Blue Heron Fruit Winery tasting room allows complimentary tastings from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reserve an appointment for a tour of the harvesting cranberries, or visit their impressive gift shop.
Choose from White Cranberry table wine, or the incredibly sweet signature Cranberry Wine. Pick up some iced apple wine for your next dinner party – you’re guests will be asking for it forever afterward.
Be sure to take home the perfect souvenir of the Fraser Valley, a bottle of Blue Heron’s best.
Any trip through Langley should yield a visit to the Backyard Vineyards. A top destination within the Fraser Valley, Backyard Vineyards has won awards in several premier wine competitions in North America, including the Los Angeles International Wine Competition, the Northwest Wine Summit, the All-Canadian Wine Championship, and the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.
Enjoy a fine selection of your favorite reds and whites. Whether you prefer the lighter flavors of a Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, or their popular Nosey Neighbor White, or the heavier, more bold flavors of a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, the Backyard Vineyards has you covered. The Backyard Vineyards is a short drive form nearby Aldergrove – enjoy the tasting room during the summer hours.
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Mix a little heritage into your trip to the Fraser Valley. Visit the Glenugie Winery and meet a dedicated Scottish family in the countryside of British Columbia.
Found southeast of Vancouver – less than 10 kilometers from Langley – the family operated Glenugie Winery is worth the trip no matter where you hail from. You can also make the short, scenic drive from nearby Maple Ridge.
Sample some of the signature Glenugie flavors at the winery tasting room – and keep an eye out for that Scottish tartan of the Campbell of Argyll clan found on the label of every bottle.
Try the Glenugie Unoaked Chardonnay, or the Glenugie Winery Gamay Noir Barrel Aged. Don’t miss out on a sample of the Glenugie Christina – named after Christina Tayler, the late wife of owner Gary Tayler.
The Glenugie Winery invites guests on Mondays and Tuesdays from noon to 5 p.m., and Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tours are available daily from May through August, between the hours of 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and private tours for large groups are also available.
Enjoy the culture of Scotland in the countryside of British Columbia, and you’ll be glad you did.
A trip to Lotusland is just what you need. Founded by David and Liz Avery, Lotusland Vineyard is a beautiful escape to the serenity of Fraser Valley in the town of Abbotsford. Found less than 30 kilometers from the coast, this four hectare vineyard is just over a 10-minute drive from Abbotsford. Guests are welcome throughout the year, so join the Avery family along your journey though the wineries of British Columbia.
Savor the taste of Fraser Valley with the reds and white of Lotusland wines with a bottle of Devil’s Spit or Girlsrmeaner. Get to know the faces and places of Fraser Valley from the label of every bottle from Lotusland – it’s better than a photo album.
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Pacific Breeze Winery
On the banks of the Fraser River in New Westminster, the Pacific Breeze Winery is a must-see. Family owned and operated, the Pacific Breeze Winery is easily accessed from nearby Burnaby and Coquitlam.
Enjoy a guided tour and tasting at the Pacific Breeze Winery, available to the public every Saturday and Sunday – except when they harvest from September 15 – November 30. You can also call ahead and reserve a Private Tasting at the Pacific Breeze Winery.
Enjoy a wide selection of wines at Pacific Breeze Winery – the Reserve Brassfield Cabernet is local favorite, as is the Pacific Breeze Killer Cab, and the Pacific Breeze AssasZin.
River’s Bend Winery
Make your way to Surrey’s only winery – the enchanting River’s Bend Winery. Family owned and operated since the spring of 2005, this winery encompasses 30 acres of beautiful Fraser Valley in South Surrey along the Serpentine River.
No matter the time of year, this 15-acre vineyard is stunning sight. Join your new friends in the tasting room Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. where you'll enjoy complimentary wine tastings, or browsing through the gift shop.
Choose from award winning wines such as the 2007 Nouveau – a taste that took home the silver medal Chilliwack Zymurgy Award – or try some amber and indigo wines. Bring home a bottle of their 2006 Pinot Gris – winner of the North West Wine Summit silver medal, and the All Canadian Wine Championship bronze medal.
Grab a glass and have a seat on the porch for a view of the vineyard. It happens to be the best seat in the house.
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Domaine de Chaberton Estates
Say you’ve only got time for one winery in the Fraser Valley. Well, that winery is the Domaine de Chaberton Estates.
A 45-minute drive from Vancouver, this is the oldest and largest winery in the valley. Founders Claude and Inge Violet opened Domaine de Chaberton Estates in the early 90s after arriving in British Columbia from France in 1975. Found 11 kilometers from the Best Western hotel in Langley, this 55-acre property welcomes all visitors.
Acquaint yourself with the vineyards of Domaine de Chaberton Estates with a winery tour. Daily tours are available to the public from February through November at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and December to January at 3 p.m.
The estate tasting room invites guests from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday through Saturday. Private tours are available as well, just be sure to call ahead. Need a little cheese with that wine? Pack a lunch for a tranquil meal in the picnic area, or see what’s on the menu at the Bacchus Bistro.
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30 am to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5:30 pm through 9 p.m., the Bacchus Bistro serves French cuisine from its "à la carte" menu. Pick your favorites and enjoy the great view from the patio.
Take home your own sample of Domaine de Chaberton Estates. Choose between the Chaberton or Canoe Cove lines at the Shop – where more than 20 different wines await a new home. Get the best out of Fraser Valley with a visit to the Domaine de Chaberton Estates – an unforgettable adventure into British Columbia’s wine country.
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