Question: Update please on the latest wine “appellations” in BC?
Answer: Yes, British Columbia is developing a respected origin system to help identify where the grapes are grown and the wine is produced. There are nine general geographic zones (GI) in the province but now 6 important specific geographic indications (sub-GI). Admirably, wherever possible they are using natural features to define and fix the boundaries of each sub-GI including for the latest one just announced of Golden Mile Slopes. It joins Golden Mile Bench, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Falls, Skaha Bench, and Cowichan Valley. Lots more possible sub-GI presently under consideration including: Lake Country, Kelowna (both East Kelowna Slopes & South Kelowna Slopes), and Summerland (Lakeshore, Valley, and Benches). Stay tuned!
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