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The Okanagan Valley (wine region)

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The Okanagan Valley (wine region)

Flaunting 84% of the district’s winery acreage, the Okanagan Valley is BC’s premier grapegrowing region. With an ever-changing view, the valley stretches over 250 kilometres, across sub-regions, each with unique soil as well as climate conditions matched to growing a variety of varietals from sun-ripened reds to dynamic fresh and frequently crisp whites.

The Okanagan Valley wine area, located within the region of the same name in the British Columbia Interior, is Canada’s second-largest wine producing area. In addition to the neighboring Similkameen Valley, the around 4,000 hectares (9,900 acres) of wineries planted in the Okanagan represent more than 90% of all wine produced in British Columbia and also are second in economic importance for wine production to the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario. Vineyards could be discovered the whole time 135 kilometres (84 mi)-lengthy Okanagan Lake as well as many of its neighbouring lakes, including Osoyoos Lake, Skaha Lake as well as Vaseux Lake. The Okanagan has diverse terrain that showcases several microclimates as well as winery dirt kinds, adding attributes which are part of an Okanagan terroir.

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