Wineries to Try In Metro Vancouver
By Catherine Dunwoody
You don’t have to travel far to experience some of the best wineries in BC. Right here in the Vancouver area, many are situated so close you can do a wine tasting at a few of these destinations in one day, or explore each in more depth, one at a time, by shopping at their wine stores and having a lovely meal while visiting. Here, 4 wineries worth checking out.
This family-owned boutique winery is situated along the Campbell Valley Wine Route. The de Jongs immigrated from the Netherlands to Langley where they purchased five acres to build their first home and greenhouse development. Then in 2004, they sold their last project, bought an overgrown Christmas tree farm which eventually became Glass House Estate Winery. The tasting room also has seating as a restaurant with carefully selected wine pairings. Try the signature wine, Madeleine Angevine.
Live music, a sunflower festival, date nights, walking tours plus wine and yoga evenings? We’re in. This farm, owned by the Hogler family, creates wines from both Estate grown and Okanagan grapes. With a focus on cool-season whites, the Pinot Gris, Schonburger, and Perle de Csaba are must-try’s, but the
2021 Rosé is apparently exceptional. The tasting room has a cozy fire table in the lounge, and a bottle of wine plus a charcuterie box can be shared with friends in the picnic area.
Insiders are part of this winery’s wine club where they are the first to know about new wine releases, plus a new onsite lounge and patio opened last year. Tastings, by the glass or bottle are offered, and in the summer wine slushies are fun.
Located on thirteen acres of farmland along the banks of the Serpentine River, this winery has a tasting room where charcuterie to share, grilled sandwiches, ricotta grab-and-go parfaits, and more are offered. Private tastings for groups can be arranged, and outdoor seating when weather permits.