Wine Making Industry

WINE MAKING INDUSTRY in BC has grown enormously in size and sophistication since the first wineries began producing loganberry wine in the 1920s. The industry is associated with the OKANAGAN VALLEY but there are also wineries on VANCOUVER ISLAND and in the Fraser Valley. The major companies in the early years were GROWERS' WINES (est 1923), CALONA WINES LTD (est 1932), and later MISSION HILL VINEYARDS INC (est 1965). Until the 1970s most BC wines were overly sweet, a result of having to...

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