The fall is a magical time here in Langley. We’re gifted with those sunny yet crisp days, the leaves turn wonderful shades of yellow, red, and gold, and everyone returns fresh from their summer holidays, ready to reconnect with their friends and family. And of course, this means that there is no shortage of wonderful fall activities!
One of my favourites? Visiting one of the many acclaimed local wineries around Langley. If you haven’t visited a Langley winery before, you’re in for a real treat. We have a large collection of incredible vineyards – meaning that for most of you, an afternoon trip to enjoy one of these wonders is just a short ride away.
Looking for some inspiration? Well thankfully as a longtime Langley resident, I have visited many of the local vineyards, and would love to share my favourites. So, without further ado, here is the list of My Top 10 Favourite Wineries in Langley:
One of British Columbia’s premier fruit wineries, The Fort Wine Co. has been crafting beautiful blends since 2001, when it was founded by tugboat captain and cranberry farmer Wade Bauck. What began with a simple cranberry wine (naturally, being started by a cranberry farmer) has grown into a full portfolio of 11 different wines, all utilizing fresh, local fruit from farms across BC.
Visitors can book a full winery tour in advance, or just pop in their tasting room to try 3 wines for free! And if you’d like to sample the entire portfolio, it’s a mere $5. Paired with one of their bistro’s signature cheese plates, and you have a wonderful afternoon ahead.
Location: 26151 – 84th Ave, Langley, B.C.
Learn More: http://thefortwineco.com/
Since 2009, Backyard Vineyards has been producing a range of award-winning wines made exclusively from British Columbia grapes grown locally on their farm, and paired with other fresh fruit from around Fraser Valley. Backyard Vineyard’s tasting room is absolutely serene, with a beautiful back patio complete with long picnic tables, a log-beamed gazebo, and views of the vineyard. It’s the perfect place to sit back with your favorite people, a glass of your favorite red, white or bubbly, and enjoy the country air!
Location: 2613033 – 232nd Street, Langley, B.C.
Learn More: http://www.backyardvineyards.ca/
Opened in 2001 in the 7th township of Langley (get it?), Township 7 has spent nearly 20 years crafting quality wine and nothing else. Conveniently located right off the highway, yet set back in a lush landscape that feels like you’re miles from anywhere, Township 7’s tasting room is the ideal place to enjoy your wine with new friends and old. And with a vast range of reds, whites, rosé, and sparking, there is undoubtedly something here for everyone.
Location: 21152 – 16th Ave., Langley, B.C.
Learn More: https://www.township7.com/
Visiting Chaberton Estate Winery is truly a one-of-a-kind wine-lovers experience. Located in South Langley, this estate is set on 55 sprawling acres, and was founded back in 1975 by Claude and Inge Violet, who financed the venture from the sale of their vineyard in France. What started as a modest operation has since grown into one of the area’s most respected and beloved vineyards – one which produces over 50,000 cases of wine annually.
There is much to do during your visit of Chaberton. Partake in a full tour of the vineyard, which depart several times a day. Or if you’d rather just tour the wine, visit their lively tasting room to sample from their amazing range of delicious vino. Feeling hungry? The Chaberton Bistro overlooks the beautiful vineyard, and offers wonderful French classics with a West Coast twist. Bon Appetit!
Location: 1064 216th St., Langley, B.C.
Learn More: https://www.chabertonwinery.com/
Located along the Campbell Valley Wine Route, Glass House Estate Winery is a family-run vineyard that offers an amazing assortment of boutique, hand-selected wines. The family’s passion for its wine is evident with your very first sip, and by the end of the glass you too will be falling in love with the grapes.
With a tasting room that’s open 5 days a week, there is plenty of time to enjoy Glass House’s wonderful wine. Be sure to take advantage of their picnic kit, where you can grab a bottle of your favourite wine, a delicious snack from their bistro, a blanket and a basket, and head on out onto the vineyard’s picnic area to enjoy your treats and the country air.
Location: 23449 0 Ave., Langley, B.C.
Learn More: https://www.glasshouseestatewinery.com/
The ultimate agritourism experience, Vista D’oro Farms & Winery is a lush 10 acres of land overlooking Campbell Valley Park and Golden Ears Mountain Range. Growing its own heritage orchard fruit and vinifera grapes, this vineyard has a variety of amazingly special blends, including a fortified walnut wine and a plum wine with hints of vanilla.
During your visit, be sure to stop by Vista D’oro’s Preservatory, which offers a seasonal line of artisanal preserves that are incredibly delicious!
Location: 346-208th Street, Langley, B.C.
Learn More: https://www.vistadoro.com/
A working destination farm since 1974, Krause Berry Farm & Estate Winery is located on 200 pristine acres in Langley, and offers a wide range of incredible experiences. From u-pick berry fields and a full market and bakery, to the incredible selection of handmade wine in the fun, unique tasting room, a whole day of fun awaits at Krause Farms.
Certainly the most family-friendly winery on the list, Krause Berry Farm & Estate Winery has plenty for the little ones to enjoy while mom and dad sip on a well-earned glass of vino!
Location: 6179 – 248th Street, Langley, B.C.
Learn More: https://www.krauseberryfarms.com/
Blackwood Lane is a magical place dedicated to old world wine practices. Owner Carlos Lee oversees all the finer details of the wine making process, from ensuring the locally grown grapes are just ripe, to importing only the finest French oak barrels, where the wines remain for at least 3 years before bottling. The result is a portfolio of wines that are smooth, complex, and enjoyable for nearly any wine fan.
Blackwood Lane’s tasting room is open five days a week, and features a beautiful patio overlooking their vineyard. The perfect place to sit back and relax after a long week!
Location: 25180 8th Avenue, Aldergrove B.C.
Learn More: https://www.blackwoodlane.ca/
With a name that literally translates to “make haste slowly” you know that plenty of care and pride goes into what’s bottled here at Festina Lente. Located on a 5-acre hobby farm in Langley, this estate winery focuses on the lost art of mead or honey wines. A modern twist on ancient classics, Festina Lente’s honey wines are drier and more sophisticated than one might expect, and offer a depth and breadth of taste that’ll leave all wine-lovers satisfied.
Open every day of the week, groups are encouraged to pre-book a tasting slot so that Festina Lente can reserve your space and ensure you have an impeccable experience.
Location: 21113 16 Ave, Langley City, B.C.
Learn More: https://festinalente.ca/
From delicate blueberry wines and delicious dessert wines, to a robust list of red varieties, everything bottled at Springland Winery is done so with the utmost of passion and care. Using locally grown grapes and other assorted fruit, Springland offers a range of flavors that will leave you satisfied, no matter if your palate prefers sweet or dry. Visit their tasting room today with your closest friends and family, and see what a difference passion can make in the production of vino!
Location: 6962 – 236 Street, Langley, B.C.
Learn More: https://www.springlandwinery.com/
With this list of my top 10 favourite wineries in Langley, British Columbia, you are sure find your new favourite place. Whether you prefer simple tastes and atmosphere, or luxurious settings and complex blends, there is a winery in Langley for everyone. The only way to know what you like? Get out there and start exploring.
Who knows, maybe I’ll even see you out there for a tasting!