Wines of British Columbia

 

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When it comes to growing grapes, the Fraser Valley has some of the finest soil around. Indeed, this is a farming community like no other. More than half of British Columbia’s agricultural industry is located here, drawn by the dirt high in organic matter. It makes sense that wine would gain a foothold in this lush landscape. The farming core in the Valley is nestled in a deep basin surrounded by soaring mountains and dense forest. It is only about an hour to downtown Vancouver, but you won’t feel much of the city’s influence here. It’s a grassroots and hard-working community with a much slower pace than the bustling city to the west. There are more than two dozen wineries considered to be part of the Fraser Valley industry. While the bulk of the 200 acres of grapes are being grown in the farming belt, the actual wineries are scattered between Chilliwack and Richmond, with several actually in the urban Metro Vancouver region. This region has a lot to offer travellers such as great mountain climbing, salmon fishing, white water rafting, zip lining, biking and hiking trails for those with an adventurous spirit. Romantic couples can enjoy an escape to Harrison Hot Springs, while families will appreciate the many attractions such as various aquatic and recreation centres, historic sites, parks and campgrounds. Nature lovers will be drawn to Mountain View Wildlife Conservation and Breeding Centre and Bridal Veil Falls. The close proximity to Metro Vancouver makes it highly accessible and provides excellent opportunities for rural daytrips and urban excursions. Common Grape Varieties: Siegerrebe, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Bacchus Average Daily High Temperature (July) - 21C Average Annual Rainfall - 1537 mm Annual Hours of Sunshine - 1886 Tourism Langley Unit 220 – 5385 216 Street Langley, BC Phone: (604) 371-1477 www.tourism-langley.ca Langley is the Fraser Valley’s premier wine and libations destination, and home of Fort Langley; the birthplace of British Columbia. Fraser Valley & Greater Vancouver