Viticulture Diploma Program

More than five years of labour market research and curriculum development has resulted in a new two-year Viticulture Technician diploma now being offered at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus. If you have a passion for Viticulture please visit their site to learn more about the program or explore our General Employment Opportunities to learn more about the career ladder in this field.

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Founded by the BC Wine Grape Council Sustainability Committee; SWBC identifies and promotes sustainable practices for grape growing, wine production, and winery hospitality services that will support a viable, competitive and continually improving wine industry.

The BC Wine Grape Council is proud to announce that we are offering our Best practices guide free to download. Contents include grapevine development, vineyard establishment, vineyard maintenance, crop protection, and more.

Current or upcoming events

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Penticton Public Library
Creativity and Voice in a Successful Economy, Silvia Sacchetti Thursday 23rd November 2017, noon -...

2017 Harvest Reports and Levies are now due!

Please submit your reports before December 31, 2017 and Levy payment before March 15, 2018 

Levies are used for industry R&D and education and are mandatory for all grapes grown on the BC mainland and used in the production of wine. The levy is collected at the first point of sale and are typcially deducted from the payment to the grower.  The rate remain at $10/short ton (2,000 lbs. or 909 kg) or $11/metric tonne (1,000 kg).  Grapes grown on winery vineyards are also subject to the levy.

Please visit our Levy page for more information on the levy and to access electronic forms and documents.

Visit our Project page for information on current projects supported by the levy.

**NEW** Online tonnage reporting is now available please visit our Member page to access your login details.


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