The grape industry in B.C. is composed of over 900 vineyards. The majority of the production area is located in the Thompson-Okanagan, followed by Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland and the Kootenay region.


Several regions of B.C. provide ideal growing conditions for wine and fresh market grapes. The information provided in this section is intended to inform growers of the risks, benefits and best practices associated with grape production.

Financial requirements for establishing and producing VINIFERA grapes in the Okanagan Region:

Learn the industry best practices for growing grapes in British Columbia:

Information on the management of plant pests and diseases that damage grapevines:

Production Insurance

Some Grape crops are eligible for Production Insurance coverage.  Production insurance helps producers manage their risk of crop losses caused by hail, spring frost, excessive rain, flooding, drought, etc.


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has a mandate to ensure a safe food supply for everyone in Canada.  Other local, provincial and federal legislation and regulations apply.