#3 Small Winery at the National Wine Awards of Canada 2022

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Fort Berens embraces the spirit and the beauty of Lillooet. Lillooet's first winery was forged on the road less traveled. Our vineyards are nestled on sagebrush-covered benchland along the Fraser River, at the foot of the majestic Coast Mountains. We draw inspiration from the St'át'imc people, who are the original stewards of this land, and we are committed to treating the land and the vineyards with the utmost respect. At this breathtaking location, we passionately handcraft world-class wines that reflect our unique Lillooet terroir.

Award-Winning Wines

This wine was handcrafted with 100% estate grown grapes from select rows in our Dry Creek Vineyard. After a long ripening period, the grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted to select the highest quality grapes. The wine was aged for 15 months in carefully selected French oak barrels. 50% of the wine was aged in new barrels and 50% in second fill barrels.        

 PLATINUM MEDAL - BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards in 2023

 SILVER MEDAL and 91 points - Decanter World Wine Awards 2023

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SKU: 20-137604

A true expression of Lillooet terroir, this full-bodied wine was handcrafted exclusively from 100% estate grown grapes. This cellar-worthy blend is comprised of 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Merlot. For optimal colour and flavour extraction, cold soaking pre-fermentation was completed in addition to extended skin maceration after fermentation was completed. Additional extraction techniques were used during the peak fermentation process, including punchdowns and pumpovers of the skin cap. The components were vinified and then aged separately for 15 months in 100% new French oak barrels from hand-selected family coopers. The final selection of 3 barrels was made after several tastings and trials, to create this premium red blend in limited quantity.

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SKU: 20-499319
Featured Wines

This aromatic Riesling showcases notes of fresh green apples, grapefruit, and elderflowers. It is beautifully balanced and slightly off-dry. Pair this crisp and refreshing wine with a wide array of dishes from Indian and Thai cuisine to beef or pork tacos.  

 GOLD MEDAL - Global Fine Wine Challenge 2023


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SKU: 22-641357

This Small Lot Merlot is made with grapes from both our estate vineyards. The grapes from the Dry Creek Vineyard, planted more than a decade ago, provide structure and mouthfeel. The grapes from our younger Red Rock Vineyard offer lovely aromatics and fruit-forward notes.


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SKU: 21-008128

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