Who are our New 2011 BC Wineries?

Concrete egg fermenter with wine maker Michael Bartier from Okanagan Crush Pad.

Last year, 2011, was a banner year for newly licensed wineries in BC.  21 wineries were licensed.  Who are they and where are they?  Most of the ones listed below I have not heard of, except for Okanagan Crush Pad Winery, Serendipity Estate Winery and 40 Knots Estate Winery.  Here is a review I did of Okanagan Crush Pad in the past. I bumped into Serendipity Estate Winery during one of the Naramata Bench events in Vancouver last year.  40 Knots Estate Winery I heard through the grapevine 🙂  As you will see below, the greatest growth has been in the Okanagan, but there are also more wineries popping up on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.  I look forward to trying the wines from all these new wineries.

Okanagan Wineries

  • Ancient Hill Winery, Kelowna
  • Adega on 45th Estate Winery, Osoyoos
  • Gold Hill Winery, Osoyoos
  • Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery, Summerland
  • 50th Parallel Estate, Lake Country
  • Hidden Chapel Winery, Oliver
  • Intersection Winery, Oliver
  • Okanagan Crush Pad Winery, Summerland
  • River Stone Estate Winery, Oliver
  • Serendipity Estate Winery, Naramata
  • SummerGate Winery, Summerland
  • Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery, Tappen
  • Terravista Vineyards, Penticton
  • 3 Mile Estate Winery, Penticton
  • Time Estate Winery, Oliver
  • Tyler Harlton Wines, Summerland

Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island

  • Domaine Jasmin, Thetis Island
  • Little Tribune Winery, Hornby Island
  • 40 Knots Estate Winery, Comox
  • Highland House Farm Winery, North Saanich
  • Unsworth Vineyards, Mill Bay

Thank you to Orchard & Vine Magazine Pre-Spring 2012 edition for compiling this list.

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