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Unwinding with Vancouver’s Best Wine Tasting Experiences

Unwinding with Vancouver's Best Wine Tasting Experiences

For us wine lovers, there’s nothing quite as exciting as going on a wine-tasting adventure, whether it’s by ourselves or with our fellow wine-loving pals (aside from, of course, enjoying a bottle at home!). 

Luckily, as the biggest city in British Columbia (home to the world’s northernmost wine region), Vancouver offers a fantastic range of options for wine tasting.

We’ve curated a list to feature the best wineries and wine tours you can find in Vancouver and nearby areas. Check it out!

La Fabrique St. George Winery


Address: 7 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1M4, Canada

Contact details: +1 778-945-1677

Operating hours: Monday – 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Just outside downtown Vancouver, you’ll find La Fabrique St. George Winery with an awesome selection of reds, whites, and rosés waiting for you to taste. You can grab five wines for $25 or go for a flight of three wines for $15 ($5 per bottle – quite the deal right?).

And if you’re after something really different, make sure to try La Fabrique’s “natural” wines. These wines are made without any added sulfur, so each bottle has its own special flavor.

Want to see how the magic happens while you sip? Jump on their public tour of the winemaking facilities. You’ll get a sneak peek behind the scenes and see exactly how those delicious wines were crafted. 

Now don’t worry about food – while they don’t serve any, you’re totally welcome to bring your own snacks. Maybe grab something from their standing bar area, Buvette St-George, before hitting the wine shelf.

Vancouver Urban Winery


Address: 55 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3A3, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-699-1989

Operating hours: Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM | Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

While Vancouver Urban Winery doesn’t whip up their own wine right there, they’re all about bringing you a killer lineup of award-winning wines in their urban tasting room. 

They snag grapes from the Okanagan and make wines in small batches at their Vancouver spot. 

Swing by their joint, Belgard Kitchen, and you’ll find a whopping 36 different wines to pick from, like the ‘55’ Rose 2022 or the ‘Vanbrusco’ Frizzante Red 2019. Flights usually come with 4 or 6 tastings, and they’ll set you back anywhere from $18 to $32. 

Our fave part is that you can pair your vino with some locally-inspired seasonal grub available at their restaurant. Good wine and good food — hard to go wrong with that!

Lulu Island Winery 


Address: 16880 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6V 1A8, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-232-9839 

Operating hours: Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Walk through a grape tunnel at this Richmond favorite, known for its red, white, blueberry, and ice wine. This is the spot for a cozy wine-tasting experience, as it offers both public and private tours. 

They have two tour options: the Discovery Tour (45 minutes), where you’ll dive into the winery’s history and enjoy a wine tasting with paired cheeses.

The other is the Estate Tour (60 minutes), which focuses on the wine-making process and ends with a tasting paired with charcuterie.

If tours aren’t your thing, you can opt for the Seated Tasting Experience, where you’ll get a flight of three wines paired with cheese and crackers. Or, if you’re feeling spontaneous, go for the general tastings, available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Just want to experience the winery in a more casual setting? Swing by during their happy hour every Friday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM to enjoy live music, mulled wine, and, of course, happy hour specials.

Pacific Breeze Winery


Address: 320 Stewardson Wy #6, New Westminster, BC V3M 6C3, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-522-2228

Operating hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Friday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

This urban winery in New Westminster is just a 20-minute walk from the closest SkyTrain station, and it’s known for being the first “garagiste” (garage winery) in Canada. 

It might seem surprising to find such a high-quality winery in this urban setting, but Pacific Breeze Winery’s wines hold their own against any in BC. 

Here, you can enjoy their top-notch white wines (Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer) either on their spacious patio or in the lounge, where they serve some light snacks to pair with your wine. Plus, keep an eye out for the occasional food truck! 

And don’t worry, red wine lovers, they also produce a small selection of red wines, including Pinot Noir and Merlot. 

So, no matter what type of wine you’re into, you’ll find something to love here. Just a heads up, it’s first come, first served, so try to get there early when they open at noon!

Seaside Pearl Winery


Address: 5290 Olund Rd, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1V6, Canada

Contact details: +1 778-856-1312

Operating hours: Wednesday: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Thursday and Sunday: 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Friday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Heading a bit further out towards the Fraser Valley, you’ll stumble upon this suburban gem – Seaside Pearl Winery.

They have a chapel tasting room here with tastings at $15 per person, waived with the purchase of 2 bottles of wine – just an FYI.

Plus, they’re happy to serve up your purchased glass of wine or pop open your favorite bottle of Seaside Pearl wine on their picturesque patio.

This urban winery specializes in crafting German-style wines like Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Noir. But don’t worry, there’s something to tickle everyone’s taste buds here, including reds, whites, and even some bubbly options.

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery


Address: 21152 16 Ave, Langley Twp, BC V2Z 1K3, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-532-1766

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Most of Vancouver’s nearby wineries are nestled in Langley, and one of the best ones is Township 7 Vineyards and Winery. Here, you can not only purchase wine but also indulge in a delightful wine-tasting experience, where they have a diverse range of wines to try.

This includes the Seven Stars Sparkling Series (their award-winning sparkling wines they’re known for), the Benchmark Series featuring premium wines from various grape varietals, and the Provenance Series boasting Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. 

Additionally, Township 7 throws loads of events all year round, especially when summer rolls in. You can groove to Live Music Fridays, stroll through the Art in the Vines Market, and get your feet messy at the annual grape stomp.

And quick tip: while you can just walk in, it’s smart to book ahead because they fill up fast!

Chaberton Estate Winery


Address: 1064 216 St, Langley Twp, BC V2Z 1R3, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-530-1736

Operating hours: Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Chaberton Estate Winery holds the title of the Fraser Valley’s oldest winery. It offers a stunning tasting room with breathtaking vineyard views just waiting for you to soak in.

When you drop by, you can take a tour of their entire process, from the vineyard to the crush pad and bottling line, and then treat yourself to some wine tasting. 

They have daily public tours available, but if you’re rolling deep with a group (minimum 4 people, maximum 12 people), you can opt for their tour and tasting package at $20 per person. This features a private tasting of four premium locally produced Chaberton wines.

Short on time for the tour? No worries, Chaberton also offers a tasting room where you can sample a variety of pours. They also have a wine shop where you can get bottles like their 2021 barrel-aged Chardonnay, 2019 Meritage, and 2017 Tribute fortified wine. 

Backyard Vineyards


Address: 3033 232 St, Langley Twp, BC V2Z 3A8, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-539-9463 

Operating hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Friday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Backyard Vineyards has a cozy tasting bar where you can reserve a spot (no walk-ins!) for you and your crew. Prices start at $10 to $15 per person to enjoy their offerings. 

What’s on the menu? You can pick from their red, white, or rosé wine packages and sample four wines of your choice. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, opt for a tour ($25 + tax per person) of their full-production winery that’s followed by a tasting in their tasting room. 

The latter amps up the whole winery experience because, after your tour and tasting, you’re invited to relax in their picnic hill or gazebo/ And in case you haven’t had your fill yet, they also offer a charcuterie platter.

Fraser Valley Wine Tour


Address: From Downtown Vancouver to Fraser Valley

Operating hours: 1 (778) 320-3409

How about a tour that hits up four wineries all in one go? With the Fraser Valley Wine Tour, you’ll get to visit four different wineries, each with its own tasting room serving up fantastic wines. 

Stops include Fraser Valley Cider Company, Backyard Vineyards, Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery, and Abbotsford Vancouver Urban Winery.

It’s the perfect way to get a taste of some of the finest wines in the Fraser Valley without the tiring drive. Plus, it can save you some cash, as it typically costs around $95 to $175 per person for a wine tasting and a tour of four wineries. 

Sure, you won’t get to linger at each winery for too long, but who needs that when you’re spending the day wine vineyard hopping? 

Singletree Winery


Address: 5782 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1V4, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-381-1788

Operating hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Speaking of the Fraser Valley, there’s another gem of a winery called Singletree Winery that’s worth a visit. This 12-acre, family-owned winery boasts a tasting room with a picturesque view of the vineyard. 

Here, you can sample some of the finest red wine offerings in British Columbia, with a focus on Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, and other exceptional varietals. Besides the tasting room, they have these cozy domes too where you can have a really romantic date night. 

The Di Vine Domes provide a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, featuring themes such as an enchanted forest or Canadian cabin vibes. Their packages come with wine tastings, food, and 90 minutes of relaxation inside the dome.

Vista D’oro Farms & Winery


Address: 346 208 St, Langley Twp, BC V2Z 1T6, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-514-3539

Operating hours: Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

At Vista D’oro, owners Patrick and Lee Murphy have transformed a dairy farm into a charming winery and culinary hotspot. With stunning views of the Golden Ears Mountains, this South Langley spot is simply breathtaking.

You won’t want to miss out on their standout wines like their 2019 Drive #1 Red Blend (Maréchal Foch and Léon Millot), fortified NV D’oro, and 2021 Schonburger. 

When it comes to tasting their wines, you have three options: book a counter tasting, sign up for a tour and tasting, or join a walkabout and tasting with Patrick himself. 

The best thing about each option is that they all include plenty of wine tasting. Before you leave, make sure to pick up your favorite bottle to enjoy at home!

Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery


Address: 6179 248 St, Langley Twp, BC V4W 1C3, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-856-5757

Operating hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery offers all sorts of wines, from reds to whites, and even some sweet dessert wines. And if you’re after something truly unique, don’t miss their award-winning blueberry wine!

You can enjoy tasting these wines with friends at their bar or, if you prefer some fresh air, in their beautiful garden.

Wine tasting here is a treat in itself, but don’t miss the chance to pair it with their winery eats. They have delicious farm-style nachos, signature roasted corn & artichoke pizza, seasonal garden picnic boxes, and pie by the slice.

Festina Lente Estate Winery

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Address: 21113 16 Ave, Langley Twp, BC V2Z 1K3, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-510-2336

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Festina Lente Estate Winery is a top pick for those seeking a laidback wine-tasting session that doesn’t break the bank. 

For just $10 per person, you and your pals can indulge in a one-hour specialized private wine tasting. It features their fantastic selection of wines, including reds, whites, and sparkling bottles – all enjoyed on their indoor and outdoor heated and sheltered porches. 

And here’s a little extra perk: the winery is dog-friendly, so feel free to bring along your furry friend as long as you keep them on a leash. While they don’t typically offer facility tours, don’t worry – you’ll still get plenty of juicy details about how their wines are made during the tasting.

Sea Star Vineyards


Address: 6621 Harbour Hill Dr, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1, Canada

Contact details: +1 250-629-6960

Operating hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00 AM – 5:00 PM

If you’re up for a little road trip (and a ferry ride) from Vancouver, Sea Star Vineyards is where it’s at. Tucked away on Pender Island in the Southern Gulf Islands, this hidden gem offers views of the Pacific Ocean – oh and great wine!

Their tasting room serves up a mix of white, red, and rosé wines for you to try. And don’t skip their sparkling wine, which they’re famous for – it’s made the old-fashioned way, Champagne style. 

If you want, you can also take your wine-tasting game on their patio. Plus, no reservations are needed – you can come whenever you want and simply walk in. 

Maan Farms Market and Estate Winery


Address: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7N4, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-864-5723

Operating hours: Friday  – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Home to loads of fun activities, like Canada’s “scariest” corn maze and summertime goat yoga, this family farm also has some of the best tasty berry wines. 

Just under an hour from Vancouver, Maan Farms has a tasting room in its farm shop where you can try out fruity flavored wines like blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry and rhubarb blends. 

What’s cool is that they produce their fruit wines using their own berries, so you can be sure they’re nothing less than the best. 

But if you want more than just sipping wine, why not join their Berry Drinkers Wine Club? You’ll enjoy discounts, get invited to exclusive events, and be the first to know about new products and promos.