Wines of British Columbia

Wines of British Columbia

Wines of British Columbia is the brand of the BC Wine institute (BCWI), a non-profit organization that aims to champion the BC wine industry through marketing, communications and advocacy.

The BC Wine Institute only promotes 100% certified BC wine, designated on the label as BC VQA (Vinters Quality Alliance), the designator of origin and quality standards for BC Wine. Established in 1990, BC VQA certified wines must meet standards with respect to their origin, vintage and varietals. These wines are assessed by a qualified panel and must meet the criteria for quality characteristics before they can be designated as BC VQA. To put it simply, when you see BC VQA on a bottle, it is your guarantee that you’re sipping a wine that is 100% grown and made in British Columbia. It also tells you what BC wine region the grapes come from.

BCWI members are proud of their wines and are committed to ensuring their wines are promoted and enjoyed responsibly by adults who consume them for the continued enjoyment and prosperity of the BC wine industry.

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