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Fort Berens Estate Winery

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The Red Gold is a wine crafted from the best grapes from vineyards in Lillooet, the Similkameen and the Okanagan. This beautifully complex, full-bodied wine is a blend of 38% Cabernet Franc, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot. The Cabernet Franc is made in a passimento style, where we dry the grapes to increase their intensity. It was aged in our finest oak barrels for 12 months and bottle-aged an additional 12 months prior to release.

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A slightly off-dry Riesling with lively aromas of apple, lychee, and honey with flavours of zesty lime, grapefruit, and caramelized apples. It is perfectly balanced and would pair well with nearly anything delicious, especially spicy Thai and Mexican dishes. 

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Lillooet's first winery

Fort Berens Estate Winery is a culmination of the dreams, vision and pioneering spirit of several entrepreneurs. It was founded with a pioneering spirit and forged on the road less traveled. The winery is owned by a team of eight individuals who share a common belief in the incredible winemaking potential of British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon and a shared vision to make Fort Berens into one of Canada’s leading producers of fine wine.

Our tasting room is open year-round. During the summer the tasting room is open daily from 10am till 6pm. From November 1st until May 1st, the tasting room will be open from 10am till 4pm. 

Ethical Table at Fort Berens offers seating on our patio overlooking the vineyard with spectacular views of the Fraser benchland and the Coast Mountains. Soak up the sunshine on the patio or choose a table with shade as you enjoy a farm fresh wine-paired meal. Reservations are recommended. Please call 250.486.5555 to reserve your table.

 

Join the Discovery Club

Explore the land. Experience the thrill of Discovery. Our wine club program offers you the chance to be a pioneer: to be the first to see, taste, and uncover the terroir of our region. With its snow-capped mountains and unique arid climate, Lillooet might be one of the last uncharted wine regions in the province. From the first taste of a new vintage to walking the vineyard with the winemaker, you can be part of the Discovery. In every journey there are many explorations, but only one first step.

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Our Wines

We strive to craft a portfolio of balanced and distinctive wines, honest and pure, that reflects the unique terroir of this new region and the spirit of the winemaker. Offered at a fair price, our wines are accessible for a broad audience and allow for outstanding food paring.

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Events

July

5th

2019

10 Year vertical Meritage Tasting

Fort Berens Estate Winery

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Celebrate Fort Berens’ 10th Anniversary with this unique opportunity to taste through 10 vintages of Fort Berens Meritage. We will start with our inaugural 2007 vintage and work our way through to the 2016 vintage. Variations in growing season, blends and age will make this a fascinating journey through time. Join founders Rolf de Bruin and Heleen Pannekoek for this unique event. Cheers to 10 Years! Max 20 people $39

July

20th

2019

Red Wine Blending Workshop

Fort Berens Estate Winery

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Winemaker James Cambridge during this workshop where you will have the opportunity to create your own Meritage blend using samples from our barrels. Sample the components and experiment with different blends to find your favourite. Max 20 people $39