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Goodbye BC: Chamberton Winery, Fraser Valley, Canada

Wayward Wine ends eleven days in Canada, with British Columbia’s oldest winery: Chamberton Estate. Now oldest around here is 1991. But that gets near to 24 years old. Claude and Inge Violet left their vineyards in France to plant in BC. Only recently did they hand the winery to Eugene Kwan and Anthony Cheng, who are thoroughly involved. Let’s see how they fair. Continue reading

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Township 7: Fraser Valley and Okanagan Wines in Canada

We leave Backyard Vineyards, and grab lunch at a deli with more German imports than we saw in Germany. Satiated, we drive to Township 7.

Empty fields lead to vineyards. A yellow building sits above the vines. A pleased couple ambles out, glasses in hand, to a bench flanked by vineyards. We head in… Continue reading

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Fort Wine Co Fruit Wine, Leləm’ Cafe, and Fort Langley: Vancouver BC

Wayward Wine leaves the steely, urban clutches of Vancouver for a trip east along the Fraser River to Fort Langley and Fort Wine Co. After a drenched drive through faded countryside, we arrive in the adorable town of Fort Langley.

Then we accidentally drive through it and onto a First Peoples’ reservation. The road turns to gravel and we turn back.

After coffee and smoked salmon (when in Rome), we head to the Fort: home of the Hudson Bay Company’s western operations. Continue reading

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