All the best places to taste wine in Metro Vancouver

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Fall is here, and it’s officially shoulder season in the mountains, which means we’re looking for ground-level activities to take advantage of those cool fall days.

What better way to spend a pleasant weekend than sipping wine at one of Metro Vancouver’s charming wineries?

No need for a road trip in the Okanagan – there are lavish tasting rooms right here in the Lower Mainland.

Winery Singletree

Winery Singletree

Snuggle up under blankets for a romantic evening in one of Singletree’s wine domes in Abbotsford. The Di Vine Domes are open Wednesday through Sunday and their themes include the Enchanted Forest and the Canadian Cabin. Packages include wine tastings, food and 90 minutes inside the dome. It even comes with a Bluetooth speaker.

Address: 5782 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford

Richmond Country Vines

This small, family-run winery offers tasting flights that guests can sip on their beautiful outdoor patio equipped with gas fires when the weather turns cold. The staff are very knowledgeable about their products and our favorite deal is the White Yee Haw for $ 12.99. This place is on the same property that hosts the Richmond Sunflower Festival and the Pumpkin Patch.

Address: 13060 Steveston Road, Richmond

Lulu Island Vineyard

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Lulu Island Winery Grape Tunnel

Walk through a grape tunnel at this Richmond favorite, known for making red, white, blueberry and ice wine. The Tuscan-inspired property has 15 acres of vineyards.

Address: 16880 Westminster Road, Richmond

Pacific Breeze Vineyard

This New Westminster urban vineyard is just a 20-minute walk from the nearest SkyTrain station, and is known to be the first “garage owner” (garage winery) in Canada. Their wines are also 100% vegan.

Address: 6-320 Stewardson Way, New Westminster

Festina Lente wine estate

This five-acre hobby farm in Langley specializes in mead and dry honey wine. The name means ‘hurry slowly’ in Latin, and the expansive patio, which often features live music, is a great way to relax.

Address: 21113 16 Avenue, Langley

Glass House Estate Winery

Discover this charming family-owned vineyard and winery in South Langley. The winery is best known for its architecturally stunning glass house design and equally impressive wine selection. Be sure to take a seat on the terrace, where you can enjoy a nice cold meats board while overlooking the vineyard.

Address: 23449 0 Avenue, Langley City

Chaberton wine estate

This is the oldest winery in the Fraser Valley and has a beautiful tasting room with spectacular views of the vineyard. Want to stay more than just a tasting flight? Try their Bacchus Bistro for French cuisine.

Address: 1064 216 Street, Langley City

Canton 7 Vineyards & Cellar

Surrounded by lush farmland scenery, this winery is just 52 minutes from downtown Vancouver, yet feels like a real escape. Sip their red, white and sparkling offerings under a red umbrella while overlooking the vineyards of Langley.

Address: 21152 16 Avenue, Langley Township

Backyard vineyards

Be sure to try the cheese tasting platter at this Fraser Valley location.

Address: 3033 232 Street, Langley City

Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery

This year-round tasting room offers flights of wines made on site from berries grown on the 200-acre farm. Try one of their three different mimosas, visit their fields of berries and pumpkins of your choice, or grab a delicious waffle to eat.

Address: 6179 248 Street, Langley Township

Maan Farms Winery

Home to many festive activities, including Canada’s ‘scariest’ corn maze and summer goat yoga, this family-run farm also offers delicious, home-made berry wines.

Address: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford

Vancouver Urban Vineyard

Now this one is a really short trip for Vancouverites. The elegant tasting room brings high quality wines to the heart of the city. This winery uses berries grown in the Okanagan but produces wine in Railtown. Its restaurant, Belgard Kitchen, also offers local dishes.

Address: 55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver

With files from Meagan Gill



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