Okanagan Valley, where all of Lulu Island Wineries grapes are grown, is located in central British Columbia and is the largest, and oldest, grape growing region in BC dating back to the mid 1800s.Geographic factors such as soil, temperature, and climate affect the way the grapes grow, making the valley a perfect place to grow the high end grapes necessary to craft our superb wines. The hot summers and the cold winters, as well as the calcareous soil combine to create the ideal growing conditions for our grapes.
BC has a wonderful environment for growing fruit, and it is well known to be one of the best regions in the world for producing blueberries and raspberries. The berry growing industry has a long history here; fruit grows in traditional ways, on mature bushes resulting in ripe full flavored berries enriched with sugar and other nutrients. For our Icewines, the grapes are left on the vine well into the winter, Mention of temperatures need to reach below -10 degrees Celsius. The freezing process greatly reduces the water content in the grapes, at the same time increasing the sugar content and the natural flavours of the grape. We ensure that the grapes stay frozen throughout the entire wine making process. Canadian Icewines have quickly become a very popular choice for wine connoisseurs and have become quite famous around the world.