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.
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.
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.
Grape Harvest Boot Camp 2018
Fort Berens Estate Winery
10:00AM - 3:00 PM
Get your fingers dirty as we take you behind the scenes of the grape harvesting and winemaking process. After some light work in the vineyard to picking some grapes, we'll be rewarded with a delicious lunch, and taste some wine made from last years boot camp! Then we'll see a winemaking demonstration!
Culinary Stage: The Kitchen at Fort Berens
Whistler Conference Centre
12:00 - 1:30PM
This culinary stage experience is a unique opportunity to savour three unique wine-paired dishes along with a presentation and celebration of Lillooet's culinary history, through to the present, and with a nod to the exciting future. This experience is designed to be just as educational as it is delicious.