This discussion summarizes the issues related to starting and operating a winery in BC. Significant topics that are covered and which may affect business plans include:

  • Provincial licensing rules governed by the LCRB (Liquor Control & Licensing Act)
  • Provincial rules administered by the BC LDB (Winery categorization as land-based or commercial) 
  • Provincial rules governed by the Agricultural Land Commission (applicable to any wineries located in the Agricultural Land Reserve)
  • BC Wine Authority (VQA) rules 
  • Summary of Additional Federal rules (Excise Tax Act) and Municipal rules

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