“A wine-growing region in a temperate rainforest might seem like a novelty, if not an impossibility. Vinifera works best in a stable climate with many dry days and high temperatures. Vancouver Island, home to the Pacific Coast rainforest, may not seem to meet the requirements but in the 1990s a small group of pioneering farmers and viticulturists began a wine industry, experimenting with a number of grapes and coming to the conclusion quality sparkling wine and some whites could succeed in the Cowichan Valley”

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