By Brittany Tiplady
Wine touring in B.C. isn’t just reserved for the Okanagan. If you’re a wine lover, consider sipping your way through Langley! Located just one hour outside of Vancouver, Langley is booming with lush wineries and tours aplenty. Book a tour and tasting at one of the wineries listed below, or try them all in one go with Vine and Hops or Canadian Craft tours.
Wineries of Langley
3033 232 St, Langley, BC
Vancouver’s backyard has a blossoming wine industry and Backyard Wines offers tours of their full-production winery. Guests will learn about what goes on in their vineyard, visit the barrel room, and gain some valuable wine knowledge. Of course, the tour is followed by a wine tasting in the Backyard Wine Tasting Room. Reservations are required, so book your “winery tour,” or “premier tour” in advance!
Chaberton Estate Winery
1064 216 St, Langley, BC
The folks at Chaberton Estate Winery are veterans in the wine biz, making this place one of Langley’s most beloved haunts. They offer daily tastings in their boutique tasting room, winery tours and an acclaimed fine-dining experience with serving french cuisine When visiting the tasting room “enjoy tasting varietal wines from [their] full selection of 100% BC VQA red and white wines made from grapes grown locally in our Fraser Valley vineyard and specially selected vineyards from the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.”
21152 16 Ave, Langley, BC
Check this one out locally in Langley, or the next time you’re in Penticton. The Fraser Valley Township 7 winery is set “in a lush agricultural landscape, surrounded by green vistas and the occasional trot by of an equine explorer.” Grape growing? Yes. Explore your inner wine geek without leaving the Lower Mainland and get to know this gem that has bubbly ambitions.
Township 7’s winery has everything for everyone: including food, art, and of course, lots of information about wine culture, history, and production.
Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery
6179 248 St, Langley, BC
This family owned and operated spot, is a local favourite great for families with little ones in tow! Make a day of it, and stop into Krause Berry Farms for U-Pick Berry Fields, a market, bakery, the acclaimed Estate Winery, restaurants and The Farmer’s Table Cooking School. If you’re a group, wine tasting visits at the Estate can be booked by contacting Krause directly.
Festina Lente Winery
21113 16 Ave, Langley, BC
If you’ve never tried honey wine (mead) see what the buzz is about. This family-run spot uses honey from hives on-site and home-grown herbs to infuse a variety of flavours. Their tasting room is open daily.
If you’re game to try all of the wineries listed above, then why not do them all in one day? Book a public or private tour with one of these local experts:
Vine and Hops
A walk-through of the wine making process as well as tastings and snacks throughout 4-5 locations.
Canadian Craft Tours
Tastings at three locations plus a light lunch.
Burnaby Charters and Tours
Be guided through Chaberton Estate’s process from the vinyard to the barrel room, with tastings and two more wineries.
BC Grand Tours
A 6-hour tour that takes you through Township 7, Festina Lente Winery, Chaberton Estate, Vista D’oro Farm, and Backyard Vineyards.
Brookside Boutique Tours
Build your own private experience or hop on to a scheduled tour of 4-5 Fraser Valley wineries with a light lunch included.
You want it all, in a private limo? This one’s for you.
Have a group? Build your own 4-hour wine tour with up to 3 wineries.
Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures
6-hour tours of 4-5 wineries with lunch included.
Vancouver Wine Tours
A build-your-own tour for groups. Choose from an express (4.5hr), half-day (6hr) or full-day (8hr) private wine tour and visit as many locations as you can in that time.