Wines of BC Ambassador Program

Wines of BC Ambassador Program

If you are in the BC Hospitality or Wine Trade, and want to expand you knowledge of BC wines, this brand new Level 1 Certification is for you!

And we are so excited to be a part of it!

This course is an introduction to the Wines of British ColumbiaIt is suitable for all levels of wine knowledge and a great introduction to BC wine for those with little to no wine background at all. The course covers the basics to understand BC wine such as the grapegrowing conditions in BC, the history, BC’s main wine regions and main grape varietals and wine styles.


Learn what is unique and special about BC wine, the styles of wine and the various flavour profiles that make up BC wine. Understand the climate, history and value of BC wine.


  1. Climate – key elements, latitude, rain shadow, lakes, ocean, interior vs coast
  2. Location, acreage and production – small but quality
  3. Main wine regions – GIs, the key varieties, key climatic influences
  4. Varieties and styles
  5. History
  6. Ageability of BC wines
  7. Sustainability and innovation
  8. BC wine and food pairing
  9. Value of BC wine

These classes are led by qualified BC wine advocates throughout the province, including Keith Nicholson and Colin Ross from Statera! A full list of Wines of British Columbia Ambassador Facilitators is available here.

This program is now Wines of British Columbia Certified, with each attendee receiving a Certificate upon completion of each level. Each level must be completed to move on to the next level

All spring 2021 sessions are virtual programs utilizing the Zoom online platform.

For full registration details follow this link to 
Wines of BC Ambassador Program