The Columbia Garden Vineyard and Winery is owned and operated by Ben De Jager. It is a small production winery producing VQA quality wines in the Kootenay Rockies near the city of Trail. As a member of the British Columbia Wine Institute, they are held to a high standard. The BC VQA designation is the assurance that the wine you’re purchasing is 100% from BC and has met rigorous quality regulations.
Enjoy The Burl Tasting room and Gift Shop. It offers a variety of gifts and all the wines that are produced by Columbia Gardens Winery. Wines can be sampled and tasted free of charge.
It is licensed to host a multitude of functions for up to 100 people and the picturesque views of the grounds also lends itself to memorable photos. It is the perfect venue for small events such as bachelorette/bachelor parties, showers, birthday celebrations and corporate retreats.
During the summer, CGW under the Grape Escape Guesthouse offer catered picnics in the vines with a tasty picnic basket and a bottle of wine of your choice. Cheese platters are available as well to enjoy on the porch. A lunch menu is offered at The Burl. It includes a selection of quiches and hot & cold drinks.
Board room for meetings, conferences and team building. Special rates for extended stays. Outdoor venue for wedding ceremonies and scenic pictures.
2017: DeJager Port Style – Gold Atlanta Georgia
2016: Private Reserve – Bronze Atlanta Georgia
2016: Kootenay Moments Red Romance – Bronze Atlanta Georgia
2015: Kootenay Moments Easy Living – Silver – NW Wine Summit (Atlanta, FL)
2015: Kootenay Moments Easy Living – People’s Choice; Fairmont HS Resort Annual Show
2015: Garden Gold 2013 – Best Chardonnay; Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Wine Show
2014: Gamay Dessert – 3 Gold Star, Selection 1001 degustations.com (France)
2013: DeJager’s Portstyle Wine – People’s Choice – Fairmont HS Resort Annual Show
2013: DeJager’s Portstyle Wine – People’s Choice – Gold – NW Wine Summit (Atlanta, FL)
2013: Kootenay Moments Blush – Silver – NW Wine Summit (Atlanta, FL)
2013: Gamay Dessert – Best Grape Dessert Wine, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Wine Show
2013: Gamay Dessert – Overall Favourite Dessert Wine, EK Wine Festival
2010: Merlot Private Reserve – Best Full Bodied Red, EK Wine Festival
2010: Merlot Private Reserve – Peoples Choice Award, EK Wine Festival
2009: Garden Gold – Peoples Choice Award, Trail BC Art of Wine
2008: Garden Gold – Best BC White Wine, Trail BC Art of Wine
2007: 2004 Station Road White – Best BC White Wine, Trail BC Art of Wine
2006: Garden Gold – Gold Medal in Vinifera White Blends, All Cdn Wine Championships
2006: Gewurztraminer, Gold Medal in Gewurztraminer, All Cdn Wine Championships