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Wine has the ability to transport you to the valleys of the Okanagan, the rivers of the Fraser Valley and the magical seaside vineyards of Vancouver Island. Each sip is a story on your lips, beckoning you to embrace bold notes or light touches, deep histories or contemporary tales.

Canada's vineyards may be resting for the winter, but they're still crafting and pouring wines for visitors at their own pace. With snow-covered vines, this may not be the season you'd usually consider a visit to wine country, but if you have a few days to spare, consider taking a wintery tour around B.C.'s nine wine regions .

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If you live in British Columbia, the province's wineries are yours to explore this fall. The arrival of the harvest season means fewer crowds, new red wine releases and the chance to witness the changing leaves while sipping on vino in the crisp autumn air.

There are nine wine regions across B.C., and if you haven't visited them all, you've got an extensive list of must-visit wineries ahead of you — 365 licensed wineries, to be exact.

Not sure where to start? Wines of British Columbia has an app — the Wines of BC Explorer app — that helps you locate wineries, discover harvest wine events, plan a trip and find local tasty food to pair with your beverages. You can even take a taste test to discover your flavour profile and get personalized expert recommendations on B.C. wines and wineries you match with. Make sure to check fall hours of operation.

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