WINE BC 2030
Long-Term Strategic Plan for the Wines of British Columbia

Working Group Recap

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BC Wine 2030 Working Group Outcomes: Tourism & Hospitality

Wine BC 2030’s Hospitality and Tourism Working Group – an ad hoc group made up of a selection of BC’s tourism and hospitality leaders – met this week to engage and offer valuable perspective to the BC wine industry’s long-term strategic planning process.

The conference call offered insightful and valuable commentary about the challenges and opportunities facing the industry at both the a provincial and the regional levels, as well as from the perspective of individual wineries.

Discussion topics:

  • Seasonality – how do we embrace it?
  • DTC/Retail Sales – how do we generate foot traffic at the winery, in market?
  • Development – what are the strengths and opportunities with BC wine tourism and hospitality?

For more details surrounding the topics that were addressed in the session, and to see the list of names of those who participated, click here.

The next Tourism and Hospitality Working Group session will take place in January or February of 2019 via conference call – participants will be notified once a date and time is determined.

For more information about Wine BC 2030 Working Groups and to find out how to get involved, please visit – winebc2030.com/who/working-groups-local-leads.

BC Wine 2030 Working Group Outcomes: Viticulture & Winemaking

As part of the Wine BC long-term strategic planning process, the first Working Group session took place on November 15 at Walnut Beach Resort in Osoyoos, prior to the annual BC Wine Institute Viticulturists and Winemakers Forum. The session combined both the Viticulture and Winemaking task groups made up of a selected cross-section of BC viticulturists and winemakers to help inform the strategic planning process and shape the long-term vision and policies around the future of BC wine production.

Viticulture & Winemaking Working Group at Walnut Beach Resort in Osoyoos.

Topics discussed included:

  • Acreage reporting – how does the industry ensure accurate acreage reporting?
  • BC VQA – is it time to re-evaluate the system so that it is in line with current trends in the BC wine industry?
  • Labour and infrastructure shortages – how do we combat labour shortages and limited accommodation for seasonal employees?

For more details surrounding the topics that were addressed in the session, and to see the list of names of those who participated, click here.

The next Viticulture Working Group session will take place on December 11 and the next Winemaking Working Group session on December 12, both via conference call.

For more information about Wine BC 2030 Working Groups and to find out how to get involved, please visit – winebc2030.com/who/working-groups-local-leads.