5 Wine Experiences to Add to Your Vancouver Bucket List

Wine enthusiasts are well aware that BC wines can hold their own when it comes to quality. While many of the province’s most notable vineyards are located more than four hours from Vancouver, there are plenty of options for wine tasting and vineyard touring within easy driving distance of downtown Vancouver.

UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar

By day, UVA is an authentic European-inspired caffé bar offering traditional Italian flavours with a modern flair. By night, UVA is downtown Vancouver’s enclave for connoisseurs of wines, seeking a sanctuary that awakens the palate. From the finest charcuterie to artisan cheeses, wine flights to hard-to-find wine, indulge at this award-winning bar.

UVA Wine Flight

Taste the difference a tour makes! Vine & Hops is the only tour company offering a 4 winery tour. Hosted in the Fraser Valley, the all-inclusive 6-hour wine tour will give you a snapshot of British Columbia’s thriving wine industry. The tour will take you through the winemaking process, with a variety of tastings from the beautiful vineyards.

For those in your crew who aren’t wine fans check out the Vine and Hops Mash-Up Tour, which includes wine, beer, and spirits! On this 3-hr tour, you’ll sip your way through a beer flight, before heading for some wine at Vancouver’s only Urban Winery, and then finish the night off with a nightcap at a local distillery.

Vine and Hops Wine and Craft Beer Tours

Metro Vancouver’s largest winery, situated just 30 minutes from Vancouver, is nestled in Richmond’s agricultural land. The Tuscan inspired property features a trademark grape tunnel, fifteen acres of grapes, and four large tasting rooms. Each tour of the winery includes a visit to the vineyard, a tour of the production area, and a video explaining how Icewine is made. Once the tour is finished, it’s time for the wine tasting! You’ll get to sample table wines, fruit wines, and Icewines, served alongside a charcuterie platter.

Lulu Island Winery Grape Tunnel

Canadian Craft Tours

With so many fantastic wineries just outside of Vancouver, it would be absurd to let you skip them. Canadian Craft Tours will take you on a leisurely visit to three wineries in the Fraser Valley over five hours. You’ll tour each venue, taste the wines, and receive a light cheese and charcuterie lunch.

Canadian Craft Tours

Hart House Restaurant

Welcome to the idyllic lakeside estate of Hart House. Open since 1988, it is an oasis in the busy urban landscape of Metro Vancouver. Head here if you want to enjoy outstanding cuisine and wine in a casually elegant setting.

Hart House Restaurant


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