The Best B.C. Wines and Spirits for the Holiday Season

Raise a festive glass this season with a popular B.C. beverage

Raise a festive glass this season with a popular B.C. beverage

When shopping for someone you love, like or admire this holiday season, why not choose a gift that was made locally in B.C.? The following wines and spirits all come from local wineries and distilleries, and are available for purchase in-person online or at select liquor stores throughout the province.

1. Time Family of Wines: Evolve Cellars Pink Effervescence, $21.99 / Momento 2018, $23.99 / Spontaneity 2020, $21.99

A trio of wines fit for whoever in your life keeps their bar cart aesthetic on point. The Evolve Cellars Pink Effervescence, Momento 2018 and Spontaneity 2020 have fresh new labels that look clean, elegant and simply delicious. Made at Time Family of Wines in Penticton, these wines are approachable, fruit-forward and ready for any occasion.
Available at respective wineries or online

2. Chronos Rosé 2020, $24.99

A bouquet of roses is perfect for Valentine’s Day, but a bottle of rosé is the perfect gift for a holiday host. The 2020 Chronos Rosé, again, made at Time Family of Wines in Penticton, is dry, bright, light and fruity. This wine is a crowd-pleaser, so no matter who hosts your holiday dinner, you can relax knowing that this wine will be enjoyed.
Available at the winery or online

3. Blue Grouse Estate Winery Fortified Reserve Black Muscat, $59.99

The perfect B.C. wine to gift someone special comes from Blue Grouse Estate Winery on Vancouver Island. The Fortified Black Muscat is the only wine of its kind produced in Canada, so if you’re trying to buy a gift for a wine lover, this is the vintage for you! Those that want to visit the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island can schedule a tasting at Blue Grouse.
Available in-store and online

4. Haywire Vintage Bub 2013, $49.90

Celebrate the holidays by popping one of the most beloved B.C. bubblies, the 2013 Haywire Vintage Bub made at Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland. Bottled in 2014, this wine is vegan-friendly and perfect for your next gathering or big celebration. 
Available in-store and online

5. Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery and Twa Dogs Brewery Oaken Poitín Island Triple-distilled Pot Still Whiskey, $114.95

Located on Vancouver Island, Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery and Twa Dogs Brewery is known for their world class whiskey, with multiple honours from the World Whiskies Awards. The Oaken Poitín was the 2021 World Whiskies Awards’ category winner, making it the perfect gift to impress the whiskey lover in your life. This is the first ever Canadian triple-distilled pot still whiskey spirit and one of the first outside of Ireland.
Available at the distillery or online