Wineries & Breweries in Richmond, BC
Sip your way through Richmond’s craft beer and local wine.
Fresh and local ingredients don’t just define Richmond’s food scene. They also extend to its breweries and wineries. Here, you’ll find a few of the region’s up-and-coming producers, crafting drinks influenced by the city’s energy and unique mix of cultures.
Canada Berries is one of BC’s largest fruit wineries and produces a range of fruit and grape wines including blueberry, apple, strawberry, peach, raspberry, blackberry, and cranberry. Make sure to visit their retail store to bring home a few bottles of your own in addition to farm-fresh berries, berry syrup, and berry jelly. Book ahead, and you can have a taste of their wines.
Lulu Island Winery is the largest winery in Metro Vancouver and produces exceptional ice wine, a sweet, production-intensive wine that can only be produced in three countries. Canada’s ice wine is prized around the world and Lulu Island is BC’s largest exporter. They also produce red and white table wines along with blueberry and raspberry fruit wines. Tasting and winery tours are offered, and booking ahead is mandatory.
Country Vines Winery at Richmond Country Farms offers grape-based wines available for tasting and purchasing in their tasting room. On nice days, you can enjoy your drink on the patio, situated in the heart of the picturesque farm.
Richmond’s local craft breweries produce some of the region’s most sought-after brews.
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks opened in 2015 with a mission to “Keep beer weird”. Their emphasis is on “geek culture” with references to video gaming and pop culture. Notable (and delicious) creations include their Bean Me Up Espresso Stout, Pixel Pils, Destiny IPA, and their award-winning The Last Strawberry Wit, which won a Fruit or Field Beer Bronze at the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards.
Britannia Brewing Co.’s restaurant and tasting room is in Steveston Village. The brewery’s focus is on “West Coast Local”, and the restaurant is a popular place to enjoy good, local food with a flight of beers.
Monkey 9 Brewing Co. offers a number of flagship beers, including their Silverback Stout and Redtail Ale. Visit the brew pub for a tasty beer and a meal, and head next door to Lucky 9 Lanes afterwards for some bowling.
Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is where you’ll find a distinctly Richmond beer on tap, the Fairmont Honey Lager, made with locally-produced honey in an exclusive lager brewed in partnership with the Whistler Brewing Company.
Richmond is even home to an authentic sake brewery, YK3 Sake Producer. Certified Master Sake Brewer Yoshiaki Kasugai chose Richmond due to the water quality—key to good sake—which he found similar to that of Nagano, Japan. Under his watchful eye, YK3 produces four sake varieties: yu junmai, yu junmai all koji, yu junmai nigori, and yu berry sake (which is infused with locally-grown raspberries and blueberries). Pick some up at select liquor stores, or try it at some of Richmond’s Japanese restaurants.