Our Focus 

  • Establish the Wines of British Columbia (BC VQA) as the preferred premium wine brand in BC and build market share.
  • Provide leadership on key industry issues.
  • Lobby governments to put in place policies that will create a better business climate for the wine industry.
  • Communicate with members and stakeholders on key industry issues and happenings.

The British Columbia Wine Institute is a voluntary trade organization with a membership comprised of licensed BC wineries that produce BC VQA Wine. The BCWI Bylaws also provide for non-voting associate members, which include micro-production wineries, BC VQA Wine store operators and BC Grapegrowers' Association members.

As the peak wine association in British Columbia, our strong winery membership base represents:

  • 164 winery members, which includes all 3 large, 32 medium and 129 small wineries
  • 94% of BC VQA Wine sales in British Columbia
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