Wineries & Breweries in Richmond, BC
Richmond’s wineries and breweries offer you a chance to sample some uniquely Richmond libations. Ice wine, “geek” beer and berry sake are just of few of the beverages you can try while you’re here!
Richmond is home to two award-winning wineries – Canada Berries Enterprises and Lulu Island Winery – and both wineries welcome visitors for tastings.
Canada Berries Enterprises is the largest fruit winery in BC, and offers a range of fruit and grape wines, including blueberry, apple, strawberry, peach, raspberry, blackberry, and cranberry wines. Canada Berries also has other products in their retail store, such as dried / frozen blueberries from their farm, berry syrup, and berry jelly.
Lulu Island Winery, the largest winery in the Metro Vancouver region, is known for their exceptional icewine – a sweet, production-intensive wine for which only three countries on the planet have the right climate. Canadian icewine is prized around the world, and Lulu Island Winery is BC's largest exporter. Be sure to try their other wines as well, which include red and white table wines, and blueberry and raspberry fruit wines.
From local craft beers to premium imports, great beer can be found in every corner of Richmond.
In 2015, Richmond welcomed a new craft brewery, Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks. They produce adventurous brews with branding that has a distinct focus on “geek culture,” with references to video gaming and pop culture. Try their Bean Me Up Espresso Stout, Pixel Pils, Destiny IPA, and their award-winning The Last Strawberry Wit, which took home a bronze medal for Fruit or Field Beer at the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards.
Another BC beer to try is the Fairmont Honey Lager from the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel’s Jetside Bar. This uniquely Richmond concoction features home-grown honey in an exclusive lager made in partnership with the Whistler Brewing Company. Many other local restaurants also feature a great selection of BC beers on their menus.
Did you know that Richmond is also home to a sake brewer? YK3 Sake Brewery initially selected their location due to the similarity of the water quality (key for sake making) to the water quality in Nagano, Japan. Under the watchful eye of certified Master Sake Brewer Yoshiaki Kasugai, this small sake production house produces four types of sake – Yu Junmai, Yu junmai all koji, Yu junmai nigori, and Yu berry sake, which is infused with locally-grown raspberries and blueberries.