Our Signature Wine Tour is offered Friday thru Sunday and includes a light lunch, cold bottled water, pick-up & return to any one location in Delta, Surrey, White Rock or Langley, all Tasting and Tour fees, 10% Discount at Wellbrook Winery and unlimited fun!
The Tour starts at 11am and ends at 5pm, travel time will vary on pick-up & return location.
Please call us at 604.381.0088 or visit brooksidetours.ca for pricing.
Tastings are enjoyed at the following 5 local wineries:
Delta’s Wellbrook Winery:
Opened in September 2004, Wellbrook Winery offers a unique selection of premium fruit and berry wines that celebrate the heritage of Delta’s local farming community. The focal point of this 55-acre heritage farm is the Old Grainery Store, lovingly restored by owner Terry Bremner. Surrounded by century-old beams and antique furnishings and fixtures, guests are invited to sample from a unique selection of table and dessert wines. Or simply feel free to browse the shop for wine accessories and giftware while enjoying the historic atmosphere.
From appetizer to main course and for after dinner treats, you are sure to find a complementary pairing at Wellbrook. Their signature Blueberry and Cranberry wines are made exclusively with fruit from their farms in Delta and Fort Langley. Wellbrook’s Cranberry table wine and Fortified Cranberry dessert wine contains a blend of local cranberries and those from Bremner farms. All other fruit used in their wines – strawberries, peaches, apples and apricots – are B.C. grown. www.wellbrookwinery.com
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery, Langley:
Barb is always ready!
The vines at Township 7 were planted in the spring of 2000 and the winery opened for business in July of 2001. In the fall of 2003, a second vineyard property was purchased on the Naramata Bench. Two acres of grape vines were planted on the seven acre property in the spring of 2004, and additional vines planted in 2005. The combined production facility and tasting room was completed and opened in the summer of 2004, and offers visitors the opportunity to see the workings of the winery first hand.
The Langley wine shop is housed in the beautiful south Langley countryside in a quaint building reminiscent, on the outside, of the many riding stables in the neighbourhood. Aside from the vineyards in Langley and on the Naramata Bench, grapes for the wines are grown in the Oliver area of British Columbia, a world-renowned location for growing grapes for the more full-bodied Merlots, Cabernet Sauvignons, Syrahs and Chardonnays that Township 7 produces. Township 7 was purchased from founders Corey and Gwen Coleman on June 1, 2006. Township 7 Vineyards and Winery’s offerings include Un-Oaked Chardonnay, a barrel aged Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, a method traditionelle sparkling wine made from 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, and a late harvest dessert wine. Township 7 focuses on the production of small lots of high quality wines made from carefully chosen grapes from the Okanagan Valley and from vineyards in Langley and Penticton. This family owned and operated winery is committed to creating exceptional wines that are complex, flavourful and well balanced.
Wine of character, grace and passion
Township 7’s focus is on the production of small lot, high quality wine crafted with carefully chosen, sustainably grown grapes from our estate vineyards and family growers. All fruit is hand-harvested when completely ripe, hand sorted, then gently pressed to preserve fruit integrity. Barrel aging in specially selected French and American oak barrels, provides specific spice characteristics. We then blend our wines from a selection of over 15 single vineyards to produce classic food friendly wines with greater complexity and balance. This premium approach to crafting distinctive wines authentic to their varietal character has garnered Township 7 numerous 90+ ratings and over 100 awards. www.township7.com
Chaberton Estate Winery, Langley:
Chaberton Estate Winery is located on 55 acres amongst the rolling hills of south Langley, British Columbia just 45 minutes from Vancouver, B.C. They are the largest and oldest winery in the Fraser Valley. 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 Domaine de Chaberton and the Bacchus Bistro are located.
After extensive research, the Violets relized that the property boasts a microclimate with weather conditions much like those that are valued in northern France. In the early 1980s, the Violets experimented with numerous grape varietals to see which ones flourished. In the mid 80’s, they began planting in earnest. In the first year of production, 1991, Chaberton produced 3,000 cases. Today, the winery produces in excess of 50,000 cases a year. After running the vineyard for over 25 years, the Violets sold Domaine de Chaberton to Anthony Cheng and Eugene Kwan. Anthony is a business executive, residing in Hong Kong. He has had business interests in Vancouver for 20 years. A connoisseur of fine wine, owner Anthony Cheng, is instrumental in overseeing our final product. Eugene is a business executive and lawyer, born in Shanghai, grew up in Vancouver, graduating from UBC. When the winery changed ownership the Canoe Cove line was launched quickly receiving award-winning recognition.
Their wines have won numerous awards in wine competitions held throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Chaberton’s 2003 Canoe Cove Shiraz was chosen by a select panel as one of only 11 B.C. wines to receive the Lieutenant Governor General’s 2006 Award of Excellence in British Columbia wines. The 2004 Canoe Cove Chardonnay recently won a Double Gold at the 2006 All Canadian Wine Competition held in Ontario.
Their vineyard is the oldest and largest in the Fraser Valley and covers 50 acres, (the remaining 5 areas of the property is used for buildings and parking). Before the land was purchased in 1981, Claude Violet (founder) did extensive research and found that the actual property lies within a small micro-climate which receives approximately 30% less rain than Vancouver. This is ideal for grape growing as it eliminates the need for irrigation. Along with this research, he also imported an extensive list of different vitis vinifera grape varietals to see which ones flourished. He found that grape varietals similar to those grown in Northern France and Southern Germany were best suited to our climate and environment.
The vineyard currenlty consists of the following vitis vinifera grapes: Bacchus, Siegerrebe, Madeleine Sylvaner, Madeleine Angevine, Reichensteiner, Ortega and a few experimental row of Gamay Noir. Some of our original Bacchus vines are now more than 28 years old!
Elias Phiniotis, Ph.D., is behind the scientific side of Chaberton. Born in Pera-Pedhi, Cyprus, he comes from a long line of wine makers and grape growers. Elias has been Chaberton’s full-time winemaker since 1991 and ensures that only award winning wines leave Chaberton’s cellar. He and his team work closely with owner Anthony Cheng to develop and blend all of our red wines. Variances in the type of grape varietal, the age and type of oak barrel used can ultimately affect the outcome of our wines. www.chabertonwinery.com
Backyard Vineyards, Langley:
Backyard Vineyards (formerly called Neck of the Woods Winery) has been open for business in the Fraser Valley since 2009. Backyard shares a climate similar to that of the über-cool backyards of Germany and northern France. It certainly keeps their white varietals happy and, in turn, those responsible for capturing their unique flavours. In that short time they have been recognized for their wines both locally and internationally, winning medals for their reds, whites and our bubble. They pride themselves in making exceptional wine at affordable prices. Their juicy reds and crisp whites are priced to keep your social budget in the black. As they say “It’s the neighbourly thing to do”.
Their recipe for enjoyment in their backyard is certainly no secret. They have big fun creating top-quality varietal, blended and bubbly wines from 100% BC Grapes. They grow many of their own grapes in the Langley vineyard and complement those with fruit from the Fraser Valley and South Okanagan. Guests wanting to enjoy the full winery experience are welcome to join them for a wine tasting, private tour or just a stroll through their vineyard. They hope you’ll save some time to try one of our famous platters, all designed to perfectly complement their equally delicious wines.
Backyard Vineyards is less than an hour’s drive from Vancouver and as folks in Langley like to say, mi casa es su casa. Bring your friends, family or the gang from work and Backyard creates fabulous ways to make them welcome. Their winery is a perfect little hideaway, simply a wonderful place to stash a birthday party, corporate function or a family reunion. Just like your backyard, they have picnic tables and a large covered gazebo…..the perfect place to sit back and relax. Their covered gazebo easily seats 40 people and is the perfect place to sip, eat and play.
Their winery tasting room is open year round and whether you’re coming for a casual glass of wine with friends or stopping by for a last minute gift, Backyard’s tasting room and wine shop are open 7 days a week. You can also gather a crowd and have your party here, just give them a heads-up, they will design a special event just for you. The Backyard tasting room can accommodate a private function for up to 50 people (milling around) or 25 (seated and behaved). They also have a Boardroom that can seat up to 16 guests. Catering can be provided, and private winery tours are always available by appointment. www.BackyardVineyards.ca
Blackwood Lane Vineyards & Winery, Langley:
Blackwood Lane Vineyards & Winery is the creation of Carlos Lee and that of his oenophile partners. Their goal was simple, to produce wines that lived up to their high standards and expectations. Their philosophy is summarized in the Company’s motto: “Bonus Vita et Bonus Amici” (Good Life and Good Friends). As wine lovers, they realized that people in the Greater Vancouver area had to travel to the Okanagan Valley in order to acquire the best wines of the province, so they decided to bring the wines to them. Accordingly, they set up their boutique winery in the heart of the Fraser Valley wine corridor, only minutes from Vancouver, on 12.2 acres of the most beautiful south facing slopes in the area. Great wines start with great grapes so they secured the best grapes of the Okanagan Valley in the Oliver-Osoyoos area. This, combined with old fashioned traditional proven techniques (without chemicals or mechanical pumps) and uncompromising quality (using only brand new barriques), creates wines that are winning accolades and praises from wine lovers and connoisseurs all over. Enjoy the best wines of BC, enjoy Blackwood Lane.
Taking advantage of its south facing, well drained slopes, unique terroir and favorable micro climate; and in consultation with renowned Viticulturist Sam Baptiste (Wine Spectator October 2002), our estate vineyard was optimized to produce Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. For our ultra premium Bordeaux blends we have secured the best vineyards in Osoyoos and in Oliver, BC. These are located in ideal pockets of land where the soil and sun favours the nurturing of the most precious of fruits grown in the country. With careful vineyard management, the harvest is consistently bountiful with grapes that surpass our high quality requirements every year.
Our winery houses some of the most advanced wine making equipment available in the market today. In spite of such high tech equipment, our winemaking team combine the benefits of these modern conveniences with old fashioned wine making techniques. The marriage of these painstaking, age-proven methods and modern technology and custom cooperage is the secret to our premium wines which is evident in the final “living liquid” produced. They are also proud and excited to announce the construction of their new winery building which will house the only barrel cave in the Fraser Valley and state of the art facilities. Stay tuned for their cave tours, and Bistro.
Their winemaker is fanatical about winemaking. Utilizing only old fashioned techniques, he makes sure the process is just perfect from harvest to the final bottling. All this care is evident in the quality of his products. From the first sugar readings to the selection of yeasts and cooperage which include French, American, Russian and Hungarian oaks, Carlos is there every step of the way. maximum output is limited because of this and we are proud of it. We stress quality over quantity. Cheers! www.blackwoodlanewinery.com
*Although not currently part of our Signature Wine Tour we often include tastings at,
Lulu Island Winery, Richmond:
Formerly known the Blossom Winery, Lulu Island Winery has a long and proud history of producing quality fruit wines and icewines for consumption across North America and Asia. As they added table wines the Winery underwent a $7 million transformation, moved to the present location and a name change, Lulu Island. Richmond was once known commonly as Lulu Island, and this winery is the largest in Metro Vancouver. All of their wines are produced on site using the best grapes from the Okanagan and best berries from the Fraser Valley. They are dedicated to the production of flavourful and aromatic wines and are proud to sport the VQA stamp on all bottles.
They have only the state of the art wine making equipment that includes custom built tanks that are temperature controlled digitally. They utilize only the latest European bottling and labeling equipment which operates in a sterile environment and corked under vacuum. John the Winemaker, has 30 years experience crafting fine wines who first learned to make wine from his Grandmother and has since studied with many notable winemakers in Canada. The wines reflects a very unique combination of Chinese traditional wine making methods with modern Western technology and equipment. All Lulu Island wines are put through a slow cool fermentation process that assists the taste of the fruit, whether that is grapes, blueberries, raspberries or even kiwi. www.luluisland.com