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How Anthony von Mandl Is Leading British Columbia's Organic Wine Movement

April 08, 2021

A four-hour drive east of Vancouver is Western Canada's wine country. The Okanagan Valley is a summertime playground for wine lovers, golfers, watersport fanatics and visitors to the region's many lakeside resorts. The valley, which spans 155 miles, is home to 84 percent of British Columbia's vineyard plantings, which include everything from Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah to Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Riesling. According to, the valley boasts just over 8,800 acres of vines with an equal split between white and red varieties.