As summer approaches many Vancouverites start planning their trips to Okanagan Wine Country. But as temperatures rise so do the gas prices. And really, who wants to spend half their weekend (and paycheque ) driving to the destination? Vancouverites are #blessed to have a wine country right in their backyard!
Make the quick trip to the Fraser Valley to sip and swirl your way through these 5 unique wineries:
5 Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery
This winery is located in the peaceful countryside neighborhood of Mount Lehman in Abbotsford. Their focus is on premium quality cool climate wines produced in small batches. Their elegant chapel style tasting room is open year round and makes a great place to gather with friends over fantastic wines.
Where | 5290 Olund Rd, Abbotsford
Website | www.seasidepearlwinery.ca
4 Glass House Estate Winery
A beautiful tasting room and a spacious lawn and picnic area make this a summer must. Their carefully crafted boutique wines will please even the most seasoned wine connoisseur. Enjoy a taste of heritage while you sip as you learn about the founding families greenhouse background (where they get the name Glass House!)
Where | 23449 0 Ave, Langley
Website | www.glasshouseestatewinery.com
3 Chaberton Estate Winery
Chances are you have tried the wine from Chaberton. Their popular wines are served in many restaurants and bars throughout BC and can easily be found in local liquor stores. Their winery, and amazing restaurant, can be found in Langley. We recommend visiting them for a full winery experience: sample wine in the tasting room, tour the vineyard and enjoy a delicious meal in Bacchus Bistro!
Where | 1064 216 St, Langley
Website | www.chabertonwinery.com
2 Backyard Vineyards
This laid back winery is located along the Campbell Valley Wine Route in Langley and produces red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines. In addition to serving high quality wines and a fine selection of charcuterie Backyard Vineyards also hosts events, classes and rents their space out for private functions.
Where | 3033 232 St, Langley
Website | www.backyardvineyards.ca
1 Singletree Winery
Abbotsford’s family owned Singletree Winery is home to several award-winning wines. Located only 45 minutes from Vancouver and with a tasting room that is open year round they are an easy day trip for any wine lover. Visit them this summer for their Wine Down events which feature live music from talented local artists.
Where | 5782 Mt. Lehman Rd, Abbotsford
Website | www.singletreewinery.com
By Dallas Carlson
When Dallas is not studying communications at SFU you can find her drinking an extra spicy caesar on a patio.