Useful Pub-Websites

The following is a list of useful publications available online from websites or from government offices as noted to supplement the information contained in the Guide. Many of these publications are also described throughout the Guide.

  1. Atlas of Suitable Grape Growing Locations in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys of British Columbia. Available for viewing at the Ministry Of Agriculture And Lands Kelowna office.
  2. BC Trickle Irrigation Manual – www.al.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/500Series/565000- 1.pdf
  3. BC Chemigation Manual – available from Ministry of Agriculture And Lands Kelowna office
  4. BC Environmental Farm Plan – http://www.al.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/EnviroFarmPlanning/index.htm 
  5. BC Sprinkler Irrigation Manual www.al.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/500Series/552000-1.pdf
  6. Crop Protection and Wildlife Control Fences http://www.al.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/300Series/307250-1.pdf
  7. Deer Exclusion Fencing for Orchards and Vineyards using Woven Wire www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/300Series/307251-1.pdf
  8. Design and Use of Home-Made Hand Probe – http://www.al.gov.bc.ca/cropprot/handprobe.pdf
  9. Electric Fencing Manual contact Kelowna Ministry Of Agriculture And Lands office
  10. Farm Practices for Wildlife Control in the Interior www.al.gov.bc.ca – search “farm practices…” (It is an Adobe file)
  11. Grape Diseases http://www.al.gov.bc.ca/cropprot/grapeipm/
  12. Handbook for Pesticide Applicators and Pesticide Dispensers. Available from Crown Publications. 
  13. Installation of Bird Proof netting for Horticultural Crops www.al.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/300Series/336100-1.pdf
  14. Integrated Bird Management – www.agf.gov.bc.ca/cropprot/birdipmplan.pdf
  15. Netting for Bird Control in Grapes – A Decision-making Guide www.al.gov.bc.ca/cropprot/grapebirdnet.pdf
  16. Pest Control Products Recommended for Use on Grapes in British Columbia http://www.al.gov.bc.ca/cropprot/grapeipm/grape_pesticides.pdf
  17. Protecting Orchards from Deer – www.al.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/300Series/307250-1.pdf
  18. Rodent Control on Agricultural Land in British Columbia www.al.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/300series/384200-4.pdf
  19. Suppliers of Bird Control Materials and Equipment for BC Growers http://www.al.gov.bc.ca/berries/publications/document/suppliers.pdf
  20. Support Systems for High Density Orchards www.al.gov..ca/resmgmt/publist/300Series/336000-1.pdf
  21. Wood Preservation on the Farm (Ministry Of Agriculture and Lands) www.al.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/300Series/378600-3.pdf 

Books

  1. Coombe, B.G. and P.R. Dry. 1988. Viticulture Vol. 1 Resources. Australian Industrial Publishers Pty. Ltd. Adelaide. 211 pp.
  2. Coombe, B.G. and P.R. Dry. 1992. Viticulture Vol. 2 Practices. Winetittles 2 Wilford Ave., Underdale, South Australia, 5032. 376 pp.
  3. Mullins, Michael G., Alain Bouquet and Larry E. Williams. Biology of the Grapevine. 1992. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 239 pp
  4. Gladstone, John. 1992. Viticulture and Environment. Winetittles 2 Wilford Ave., Underdale, South Australia. 310 pp.
  5. Micro-Irrigation of Trees and vines, Number 94-01, Dept of Land, Air and Water, 113 Veihmeyer Hall, University of California, Davis 95616.
  6. Parnes, R. (1990). Fertile Soil: A Grower’s Guide to Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers. Davis, California
  7. Proceedings of the International Symposium of Clonal Selection - 1995 ASEV, Box 1855, Davis CA. 95617-1855
  8. Poncracz, D.P. 1978. Practical Viticulture. David Philip (Pty) Ltd. 217 Werdmuller Centre, Newry St., Claremont, Cape Province, South Africa. 240 pp.
  9. Smart, Richard and Mike Robinson. 1991. Sunlight into Wine. Winetittles 2 Wilford Ave., Underdale, South Australia, 5032.
  10. Wagner, Philip M. 1985. A wine-Grower’s Guide. Alfred A. Knopf. 228 pp.
  11. Weaver, Robert J. 1976. Grape Growing. John Wiley & Sons. 371 pp
  12. Winkler, A.J., J.A. Cook, W.M. Kliewer, L.A.Lider. 1974. General Viticulture. University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif., 707 pp.

Industry/Trade Publications/Journals

  • American Society of Enology and Viticulture – Ihttp://www.asev.org
  • Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal – http://winetitles.com.au/wij
  • Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine – http://www.grapeandwine.com.au
  • Canadian Grapes to Wine – www.cdngrapes2wine.com
  • Decanter magazine – http://www.decanter.com
  • Grape and Wine Forum Proceedings
  • Practical Winery and Vineyard – http://www.practicalwinery.com
  • Oregon Horticulture Society Proceedings. PO Box 1246, McMinnville, Oregon, 97128
  • Oregon Winegrape Grower’s Guide. The Oregon Winegrower’s Association. 1200 NW Front Ave., Suite 400, Portland, Oregon, 97209 Fax 503-228-8337
  • South African Journal for Enology and Viticulture – www.sasev.org/journal
  • The Northwest Palate – www.nwpalate.com
  • Vineyard and Winery Management –www.vwm-online.com
  • Wines and Vines – http://www.winesandvines.com/
  • Vineyard & Winery Management – http://www.vwm-online.com
  • Washington State Grape Society Grape Seminar and Annual Meeting. PO Box 722 Prosser, Washington, 99350
  • Wine Access Canada – http://www.wineaccess.ca
  • Wine Business online – http://www.winebusiness.com
  • Wine/Enology Grape Chemistry Group at Virginia Tech Newsletter – http://www.vtwines.info
  • Wine Press Northwest – http://www.winepressnw.com
  • Wine Spectator – http://www.winespectator.com
  • Wines & Vines – http://www.winesandvines.com
  • Wynboer South Africa online – http://www.wynboer.co.za

Grape / Wine Associations & Education

  • Association of BC Winegrowers 2475 Dobbin Road - Unit 22 Suite 312 Westbank, BC V4T 2E9 Tel: (250) 768-9114 Website: http://www.winegrowers.bc.ca
  • BC Grapegrowers Association Mailing address: Box 2462, Stn. R, Kelowna V1X 6A5 Office: 451 Atwood Rd, Grand Forks V0H 1H9 Toll Free: 1-877-762-4652 Website: http://www.grapegrowers.bc.ca
  • BC Wine Authority 888 Westminster Avenue West, Penticton, BC V2A 8S2 Tel: 250 – 49 BC VQA (22872) Toll Free: 1-877-499-2872 Fax: 250 – 492-2992 Steve Berney: steve.berney@bcvqa.ca or Lorrie Zander: lorrie.zander@bcvqa.ca
  • BC Wine Institute 1726 Dolphin Ave Suite 107, Kelowna BC V1Y 9R9 Tel: 250-762-9744 Toll Free: 1-800-661-2294 Website: http://www.winebc.com
  • Canadian Vintners Association – http://www.canadianvintners.com
  • Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute, Brock University – http://www.Brocku.ca/ccovi
  • Cornell Viticulture – http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/hort/faculty/pool/GrapePagesIndex.html
  • OIV – Organization International de la Vigne & du Vin – http://www.oiv.org
  • Okanagan College – www.okanagan.bc.ca
  • Okanagan Wine Festivals Society – http://www.owfs.com
  • Society of Medical Friends of Wine – http://www.medicalfriendsofwine.org
  • Society of Wine Educators – http://www.wine.gurus.com
  • UBC - Wine Research Center – www.landfood.ubc.ca/wine/about.html
  • UC Davis, California Department of Viticulture & Enology – http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu

Internet Sites for Winegrowers

  • Australia: http://www.csu.edu.au/nwgic
  • British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands: http://www.al.gov.bc.ca
  • BC Agriculture Council Infobasket - http://www.kmwpp.ca/  One-stop site for grape production information on the Internet
  • Canadian: http://www.canwine.com
  • General: http://www.grapeseek.com
  • Weather Forecast – Environment Canada: http://www.msc-smc.ec.gc.ca/contents_e.html
  • Weather Forecast – British Columbia: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/forecast/canada/index_e.html?id=BC

Grape / Wine Sites

 

BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands - Office Locations

 

Abbotsford

Abbotsford Agriculture Centre 1767 Angus Campbell Rd V3G 2M3 Tel: 604 556-3001 Fax: 604 556-3030 Toll Free: 1-888-221-7141

Plant Diagnostic Lab

Tel: 604 556-3126 Fax: 604 556-3154 

Kamloops

162 Oriole Rd V2C 4N7 Tel: 250 371-6050 Fax: 250 828-4631 Toll Free: 1-888-823-3355 

Victoria

808 Douglas Street PO Box 9120 STN PROV GOVT V8W 9B4 Tel: 250 387-5121 Fax: 250 387-5130

Courtenay

2500 Cliffe Ave V9N 5M6 Tel: 250 897-7540 Fax: 250 334-1410 

Kelowna

#200-1690 Powick Rd V1X 7G5 Tel: 250 861-7211 Fax: 250 861-7490 Toll Free: 1-888-332-3352

Production Insurance 200-1500 Hardy St V1Y 8H2 Tel: 250 712-3797 Fax: 250 712-3269 Toll Free: 1-888-332-3352

Williams Lake

#300, 640 Borland St V2G 4T1 Tel: 250 398-4500 Fax: 250 398-4688 Toll Free: 1-800-474-6133

Cranbrook

205 Industrial Rd G V1C 7G5 Tel: 250 489-8507 Fax: 250 489-8506 

Oliver

#201 - 9971 - 350 Ave PO Box 857 V0H 1T0 Tel: 250 498-5250 Fax: 250 498-4952 Toll Free: 1-888-812-8811

General Information Production Insurance

For information on production insurance Toll Free: 1-888-332-3352 

Creston

1243 Northwest Blvd V0B 1G6 Tel: 250 402-6429 Fax: 250 402-6497

Prince George

#815 - 299 Victoria St V2L 5B8 Tel: 250 565-7200 Fax: 250 565-7213 Toll Free: 1-800-334-3011 

Crown Publications

For copies of legislation and other government publications Tel: 250 387-6409 Toll Free 1-800-663-6105 www.crownpub.bc.ca

Dawson Creek

1201 – 103 Ave V1G 4J2 Tel: 250 784-2601 Fax: 250 784-2299 Toll Free: 1-877-772-2200 

Smithers

3 Fl – 3726 Alfred Ave PO Box 5000 V0J 2N0 Tel: 250 847-7247 Fax: 250 847-7556 

Enquiry BC

For information on programs/ services of the provincial government and to reach any of the above offices toll free:

Enquiry BC: 1-800-663-7867 Vancouver: 604 660-2421 Victoria: 250 387-6121 

Duncan

5785 Duncan St V9L 5G2 Tel: 250 746-1210 Fax: 250 746-1292 

Vernon

4607 - 23rd St V1T 4K7 Tel: 250 260-3000 Fax: 250 549-5488 Toll Free: 1-877-702-5585

Orchards and Vineyards Transition Program

Research Station PO Box 6000 Summerland BC V0H 1Z0 Tel: 250 494-5021 Fax: 250 494-5024 Toll Free: 1-800-665-5254

Fort St. John

10043 - 100 Street V1J 3Y5 Tel: 250 787-3240 Fax: 250 787-3299 Toll Free: 1-888-822-1345

 

 

 

Emergency Numbers 

Pest Management Regulatory Agency - Pesticide Hotline Tel: 1-800-267-6315 (Ottawa) Poison Control Centre Tel: 1-800-567-8911 Dangerous Goods-Spills Tel: 1-800-663-3456