Agriculture and Viticulture

A semi-arid climate, soils rich in micro and macronutrients and reasonable land prices are attracting farmers and vintners to Lillooet and surrounding area.  Farms are concentrated along Texas Creek Road where land has been designated as part of the Agricultural Land Reserve.  
FACT:  Lillooet’s Agricultural and Food Society Directory has 15 listings – yours could be next!


The climate is very similar to the traditional grapegrowing regions in the Okanagan Valley with long, hot, dry summers. However, nights are cooler, making average summer temperatures slightly lower than the Okanagan, but at the same time preserving the fresh crisp acidity in the wines.  Viticulture is a recent Lillooet development, with experimental vineyards of Vitis vinifera grapes first planted in 2004.

FACT: The most planted grapes in the Lillooet region are Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.

FACT: Lillooet’s abundant sunshine, dry winters, hot summers and proximity to Vancouver help make it Canada’s hidden gem.

FACT: Lillooet’s climate is similar to the grapegrowing regions in the Okanagan Valley, with long, hot and dry summers.


1,603 growing degree days.


Learn more through the Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society


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