Columbia's first and only winery producing wines exclusively made
from 100% natural wild berries. Dedicated local pickers who love nature
and BCís outdoor lifestyle harvest the berries from various pristine
locations across BC. There are well over 40 edible varieties of wild
berries that grow in BC, and it is the wineryís goal to offer as many
varieties as possible to their ever-growing portfolio and clientele.
berry winery is a family-run business developed by naturalists and
brothers Bob and Fritz Sprieszl. Their ingenious idea of producing
wines from edible BC wild berries has progressed from a fun day
of picking berries in the woods to a world-famous winery winning
awards across Canada, the US, and Japan. Their wild Blackberry and
blueberry wines have received numerous gold medal awards.
name comes from the Kermode, or spirit bear, which the BC government
has now named as the official animal of British Columbia. The Kermode
is an extremely rare, white phase of black bear found predominately
on BCís north coast, along with several of the wineryís signature
berries. Itís white colour is due to a recessive gene that is present
in both parents. It is estimated that only one in ten Black Bear
matings results in a white Kermode newborn.
Berry Winery is nestled near the small village of Dewdney, located
8 km east of Mission City, along Highway 7. Stop in at the tasting
room and sample a glass of their magnificent wines. Their beautiful
photo gallery of BC wild berries can educate the public on picking
techniques and the best times to harvest. You can also buy frozen
berries and fresh berries when in season.
hour-12 to 6:00 PM daily
Summer hours- 12-8pm daily
Kermode Wild Berry Winery
8457 River Road South
Dewdney, British Columbia