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. We are now open daily from 10am until 6pm.
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.
Winery dinner at the Four Seasons
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sidecut Modern Steak + Bar: Best in show - a celebration of British Columbia’s best local producers. The culinarians themselves will be on hand to speak about what makes their products so special. Wines from Fort Berens Estate Winery of the emerging wine regions of Lillooet will be paired to perfection.
Public tasting of Red Gold at Cellar Door
Whistler Conference Centre
8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Cellar Door Grand Tasting event unlocks the gates to the world of luxury fine wines, uncorking top-shelf bottles of wine and bubble ($35 and up) to sip, savour and salivate over. Browse the wineries and graze on gourmet bites, living the high-life, when Cornucopia opens the Cellar Doors.
Public seminar dedicated to Red Gold
Whistler Conference Centre
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
This seminar will provide an insider’s view of how Fort Berens wines are made, as well as insight into how the area’s terroir differs from that of more established BC winegrowing regions. Daenna Van Mulligen will lead the event, together with winemaker Danny Hattingh, viticulturalist Megan De Villiers, and co-owner & co-founder, Rolf de Bruin.
Audain Art Museum: Artistic Expressions
Audain Art Museum - Whistler
7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Hosted by Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa it will feature the best of British Columbia’s visual and culinary arts. This signature event includes a culinary adventure designed by Collective Kitchen that is comprised of a reception, three course dinner with guided wine pairing by Fort Berens Estate Winery.