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Wine Growers British Columbia celebrates seventh Annual April is BC Wine Month

Celebrate everything BC wine this month. Royce Sihlis photo courtesy of Wine Growers of British Columbia

Wine Growers British Columbia is delighted to announce that the provincial government has proclaimed April 2024 as BC Wine Month. The seventh annual April is BC Wine Month has begun and BC wineries across the province are excited to welcome guests this season.

The BC wine industry is made up of dedicated growers and producers who have chosen this unique and diverse terroir to cultivate as their passion and profession. “While it’s not for the faint of heart, the results are stunning wines vintage after vintage, along with incredible experiences to be found in every region” says Miles Prodan, CEO and President, Wine Growers British Columbia. “BC Wine Month is an opportunity to honour the hardworking people behind every bottle.”

“Our province’s stunning wine tourism regions rank among the world’s best,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “But what makes our vineyards and wineries world class are the people who work in this important industry and whose expertise and dedication create unforgettable experiences for visitors. Their contribution to our province’s agricultural and economic success can’t be overstated.”

While the BC wine industry has endured several challenges over the past few years, wineries are excited to welcome guests this spring and summer and share their abundance of 100% BC wines with everyone. Whether choosing to safely explore BC wine country by car, trolley, tour bus or bike, the options are truly endless. From tastings, tours and paired dining experiences to yoga, painting and concerts, view the range of winery events and start planning your visit today at

The excitement of BC Wine Month will also be shared by restaurants and wine shops across the province as there is always a reason to enjoy BC wines. Find a Pour More BC restaurant partner near you.

For those looking to learn something new, the Wines of BC Ambassador Program is a series of educational courses exclusively focused on BC wine. Level One is an online certification course with valuable information on BC wine history, varieties, styles, unique climate, and food pairing expertise. Get certified now – $99 value offered complimentary (promo code BCWINE24) for BC Wine Month.

Follow along all BC Wine Month on social media @WinesofBC and tag #BCWineMonth in your BC wine adventures this season.

BC Wine Facts

• British Columbia’s wineries are open across the province and look forward to welcoming guests and sharing their abundance of beautiful BC wines this season

• British Columbia’s wine industry provides stable, value-added farming and manufacturing jobs to more than 14,200 people throughout the province

• There are 337 licensed grape wineries and 1,234 vineyards covering 12,681 acres (5,132 hectares) of planted vineyard land in the province of British Columbia

• BC’s wineries contribute an annual economic impact of $3.75 billion

• BC wines took home over 1,500 medals in national and international wine award competitions in 2023

• Top three white wine varieties are: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Gewürztraminer

• Top three red wine varieties are: Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon

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