Recently released data from 2019 shows vineyard acreage in the province increased 8% since the last report in 2014. The 2019 B.C. Wine Grape Acreage Report found there were 11,086 acres of wine grapes on 1,049 vineyards in 2019, which was up from 10,260 acres on 929 vineyards in 2014. Of those 11,086 acres, 86.8% of it is located in the Okanagan.
B.C.'s most exciting winery development definitely keeps us on the qui vive with their constant stream of news. While we all await the opening of their O'Rourke Family Estates' behemoth winery in Lake Country, we are enjoying their Peak Cellars winery and Garden Bistro just up the road. We can also enjoy the opulent-rustic log house with high end suites to rent on the vineyard below. And then there is the omg wine caves. So now, they are sharing an exclusive new offering available to wine club members: a boathouse tasting room!
March 15thWinemaker Francis Hutt Soon Returning to his Native New Zealand to Reunite with Family; Unique Opportunity to join Renowned Winemaking Team Including Consultants Philippe Melka and Olivier Humbrecht