Fort Berens Estate Winery

Fort Berens Estate Winery, Lillooet: Hours, Address, Fort Berens Estate Winery Reviews: 4.5/5

Fort Berens Estate Winery
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Fort Berens Estate Winery is a culmination of the dreams, vision and pioneering spirit of several entrepreneurs. It was founded with a pioneering spirit and forged on the road less traveled. The winery is owned by a team of eight individuals who share a common belief in the incredible winemaking potential of British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon and a shared vision to make Fort Berens into one of Canada’s leading producers of fine wine.
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MisterCheeky
Shrewsbury, UK1,581 contributions
Couples
My wife and I decided to have lunch here prior to enjoying a wine tasting. While the lunch was somewhat underwhelming, the wine tasting was fabulous.

Our host Brooke (sp?) was very engaging and knowledgeable. She deftly took us through the various wine offerings providing some background and personal thoughts on each offering. It was a relaxed, informative experience which concluded with us purchasing some wine.

If in the area it is definitely worth a visit. For those who may have concerns, Covid precautions were suitably undertaken and we had no concerns whatsoever.
Written September 10, 2020
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Thank you very much for both your reviews. We hope you will visit again.
Written September 11, 2020
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Don Wright
Vancouver, Canada1,310 contributions
Couples
We were staying in Kamloops and checking out when the front desk asked what route we were taking back to Vancouver. We replied we were going to take the “back road” via Lillooet and Pemberton, and she pulled out a guide she had prepared for exactly that route. First stop? Fort Berens estate winery, off the highway just before the turnoff to Lillooet. Turns out it was the perfect time to pull over and take a break. It was also one day before COVID-19 resulted in everything being closed, so we may have been one of the last persons to taste their great wine in person. We’re white wine drinkers, and enjoyed sampling a dry riesling and tasty chardonnay. We bought some bottles for later, and yes, enjoyed them both. We chatted with the tasting room manager, and he told us that Fort Berens was the name of a fort that was planned for this site. When travel is again possible, and you’re taking this beautiful back-country route to or from the central interior, stop by this lovely tasting room.
Written March 28, 2020
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CMelissa
Vancouver, Canada144 contributions
Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our third visit here, this time enjoying a delicious lunch on the patio followed by wine tastings. The food was excellent (enjoyed the roasted chicken and charcuterie platter) and left with a few bottles of our favourite wines. Worth a stop at this picturesque winery nestled in the Fraser Canyon.
Written September 11, 2020
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Chuckbarry999
Lillooet, Canada5 contributions
Friends
I know this place has had a hard time finding chefs and I am.local so will not declared what we are or they will figure me out . We had 4 different items from the menu and they were all dry, poorly presented and overly priced . Not what you would expect from a winery . Garbage good like the rest of the restaurants in Lillooet . They really should just stick to wine until they find a chef . We have a beautiful bakery in town how hard is it to get some of their beautiful bread with some nice cheese and salami of good quality to serve that would be relative to the price . Maybe go with tapas instead of meals until you find someone who can cook gourmet to meet your gourmet prices . Sorry but have had way better food at half the price . Back to the drawing board cause i guarantee they will not get return customers
Written September 8, 2020
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Thank you for your feedback, we are saddened to hear about your experience and would like to discuss this further. Please reach out to me at Brett@fortberens.ca
Written September 11, 2020
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george b
Vancouver, Canada34 contributions
We were there on a Saturday, it wasn't busy, we had reservations for lunch, disappointed to have to sit outside, we had to move our table out into the sunshine for a bit of warmth. The staff inside in the tasting area totally ignored us. The servers at lunch were good, but the food was terrible, 3 had onion soup that was very watery, tasteless and not hot, my wife had the chicken that was described as "fall of the bone" and it was anything but, so tough she couldn't eat it, I had the charcuterie and it was dried out meat and cheese ($28, way overpriced), not a good experience. We bought 2 bottles of wine with our lunch and there was not a word to us to explain or promote the winery.
Written September 30, 2020
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Carrie B
Sooke, Canada233 contributions
Stopped here for lunch on the patio. We were placed in the tables that felt like we were sitting in the parking lot. Took sometime before we were even helped acknowledged . The food was mediocre. Lovely location, was hoping to have a better experience.
Written August 4, 2020
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ben w
north van1 contribution
Couples
Brett absolutely made our experience and he provided us with the contact info for a private campground so we had a place to stay. He was so informative and lovely to deal with that he made our birthday experience extra special and Amber who was our server was fantastic and sweet. We are grateful for our experience at Fort Berens and couldn’t recommend it enough.
Written September 7, 2020
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Thank you for your review, we are gladdened to hear about your experience with us and look forward to seeing you here again.
Written September 11, 2020
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Linda M
Chilliwack, Canada45 contributions
I’m not a wine drinker but my friends love the tasting. The lady hosting was friendly and knowledgeable. Great cookbooks and other wine related goods. The views are spectacular. Love the idea of maybe having a restaurant built on the roof. Views would be breathtaking and people would visit from around the world when we return to normal.
Written October 23, 2020
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YNWATravelBug
Shrewsbury, UK1,219 contributions
Couples
After a so-so lunch experience at The Kitchen that was rescued by Brook, we decided upon her suggestion to do a wine tasting.
Good selection of wines, even though they were out of the rosé & PTG. May have to come back & try those when in stock.
Sampled 6 wines & ended up buying a bottle of the Cab Franc to take home on the motorcycle.
Tasting was free w/ purchase.
Written September 10, 2020
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Thank you very much for your feedback
Written September 11, 2020
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martinhadaway
hong kong27 contributions
Family
On the advice of friends we drove from Whistler to Fort Berens in Lillooet with fairly low expectations as one might not expect a winery in that part of BC . Travelling time was a over two hours as the traffic is slow near Joffre lakes .
The Estate is located just outside Lillooet on the road to Cache Creek . There is a winery , tasting area and covered terrace where lunch and dinner are served .
The set up is very modern and friendly . We tasted most of the wines and had lunch which was very nice with fresh local produce and their own wine .
Five persons , one bottle of wine , some soft drinks etc . around 200 CAD including tip , tax etc
After lunch we bought a mixed case of their white wines around 220 CAD including tax.
Fort Berens is well worth the visit but the restaurant area is quite small and you need to book ahead .
Written August 6, 2018
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Thank you for the kind words - we're glad you made the trek out to visit us!
Written August 8, 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM