In 1975, Claude and Inge Violet, having sold their winery and vineyard in France decided to start afresh in the New World. The pioneer spirit was not new to the Violet blood line as Claude’s family had been in the wine business since 1644. After visiting California, Ontario and the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Claude and Inge purchased the land where the present site of the Chaberton Estate Winery and the Bacchus Bistro are located.
People within the burgeoning wine industry in British Columbia scoffed at the idea of growing wine grapes in the rain drenched Fraser Valley but the shrewd Frenchman had done his homework. After doing much research, Claude had found that the property was located in a micro climate with weather conditions much like those that exist in northern France.
The wine and brew industry in Langley has established this region to be competitive in the global market. International and nationally acclaimed tastes are often recognized here. Today, nine wineries and two breweries flourish within Langley’s picturesque setting.
Varieties of the Vine & Berry
Backyard Vineyards promotes big fun when creating their top-quality varietal, blended and bubbly wines that are made from 100% BC Grapes. The grapes are grown in their Langley vineyard and complemented with fruit from the Fraser Valley and South Okanagan. Since opening in 2009, they have been recognized for wines both locally and internationally, winning medals for reds, whites and bubble. They take pride in making exceptional wine at affordable prices as “It’s the neighborly thing to do”.
Open: 7 days a week
3033 232 St, Langley
Blackwood Lane Vineyards & Winery
The philosophy of Blackwood Lane Vineyards & Winery is summarized in the Company’s motto: “Bonus Vita et Bonus Amici” – Good Life and Good Friends. Situated on 12.2 acres of the most beautiful and pristine land in the Fraser Valley, wine lovers quickly learn they do not have to travel far to acquire great wine. The creation of Carlos Lee, grapes are secured from the Okanagan Valley and by utilizing only old fashioned techniques, the end result is uncompromising quality wines.
Open: Wednesday through Sunday
25180 – 8th Avenue, Langley
Chaberton Estate Winery and Bacchus Bistro
Experience the tranquil atmosphere and award-winning wines of Chaberton Estate Winery. The 55-acre property offers a unique micro-climate, receiving far less rain than its surrounding areas. Pack a lunch or picnic and visit the 3rd largest estate winery in BC, and the oldest in the Fraser Valley on a sunny day for a glass of wine in their licensed picnic area. Or enjoy authentic French bistro cuisine prepared with only the finest, freshest ingredients at the Zagat-rated Excellent Bacchus Bistro where reservations are highly recommended.
Open: 7 days a week
Bistro – Wednesday through Sunday
1064 – 216th Street, Langley
Winery: 604.530.1736 Bistro: 604.530.9694
Festina Lente Estate Winery
Did someone say Mead? This new winery to Langley produces beautiful mead or honey wines, passed down by three generations of winemakers. Located near Township 7 Winery, this hobby farm and winery is worth a stop. Being a honey wine, you think sweet but Festina Lente produces dry and crisp honey wines. Check out their beautiful tasting room and make sure to say hi to their lovable farm animals.
Hours: Friday through Sunday
21113 16th Avenue, Langley BC
The Fort Wine Co.
Located just outside of Fort Langley, the Fort Wine co. features beautiful Fraser Valley views, and cranberry bog tours during harvest season. Cranberry wine is a staple here while a variety of other fruit wines provide something to delight every palate. The friendly tasting room welcomes the public for impromptu wine tasting and is a unique spot for a small party or business get-together. Cheese platters and sangria’s are available on request and are enjoyed frequently during the summer months.
Hours: Friday through Monday
26151 – 84th Avenue. Fort Langley, BC
Glass House Estate Winery
This family run vineyard and boutique winery gives you wines varieties from Rose to Ice Wine. Their wine protocol focuses on a minimalist approach, which showcase each varietals characteristics. The name Glass House pays homage to the families 60 years in the greenhouse industry, which started in the Netherlands all the way to North America. Enjoy their beautiful tasting room or venture outside to their beautiful picnic area surrounded by the vineyards.
Open: Thursday – Sunday
23449 0 Avenue
Langley, British Columbia V2Z 2X3
Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery
You can find the “Berry Best” strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries in the form of wine at Krause Berry Farm’s newly launched estate winery. Winemaker Sandra-Lee invites you to sit back and enjoy a bottle of berry wine or a Wine-a-Rita in their 130 seat capacity lounge where you can choose a spot indoors or out on the patio. The smells emanating from the kitchen are sure to convince you to order some nachos or a Panini or two as well.
Open: 7 days a week – Closed January through till May
6179 – 248th St. Langley, BC V4W 1C3
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery
Tour the vineyard, taste a variety of wines. Enjoy the relaxing picnic area before buying a bottle to add to your personal wine cellar. Township 7’s award-winning and acclaimed handcrafted wines are produced in small lots from vineyards in Langley and the south Okanagan Valley. Open year round, they offer cultural and culinary experiences including art shows, live music / theatre, charity fundraisers, wine seminars, community grape harvest / stomp, and winemaker dinners.
Open: 7 days a week
21152 – 16th Avenue, Langley
Vista D’oro Farms & Winery
The traditional techniques and old world values that are used in Vista D’oro artisanal preserves are also reflected in their wine making methods. The winery is dedicated to producing delicious hand-crafted wines made in small batches on their South Langley farm. Their flagship bottle is a fortified walnut wine and is truly a unique offering. The produce grown on Vista D’oro is used in every aspect of the operation, showcasing the superiority of local farm-fresh ingredients.
Open: Thursday through Sunday.
346 208th street. Langley, BC
A Fine Brew
Dead Frog Brewery
Dead Frog Brewery offers a variety of unique, craft brewed and refreshing beers that range from dark to light. Throughout the year, seasonal brews are also introduced. Though the name may be funny, they are serious about their beer. Brewed in small batches using two-row barley malt, water, hops and yeast, Dead Frog beer is not pasteurized, and contains no preservatives. Book a private or group tour of the Aldergrove brewery to find out where all the magic happens.
Open: 7 days a week
1 – 27272 Gloucester Way, Aldergrove, B.C.
Inspired by all of the great breweries that have come before us, and all the great brewers that have mastered their craft, Trading Post beers embody the spirit of the past while embracing the essence of modern day craft. Brewed with the philosophy that anything is possible, all of our beers are designed to be cherished by connoisseurs and enjoyed by all. Brave, wild and steadfast in respect to tradition, we brew with an unrestrained thirst for creativity and innovation.
Brewery and Eatery
107-20120 64th Ave, Langley, BC
Taphouse & Eatery
Please check individual businesses for seasonal hours of operation and special event dates.