Okanagan Valley DVA

Definition

Wine

  • a wine-producing area in the Canadian province of British Columbia that is the largest and most productive of the province’s DVAs. The valley stretches 124 miles and has distinct microclimates. Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, and Pinot noir grape varieties grow in the hot dry south. In the progressively cooler climate further north, Pinot blanc, Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer grow. Some are left to freeze on the vine for the region’s famous Ice wine.
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