At one time, Lulu Island Winery was known as Blossom Winery. Throughout North America and Asia, Blossom Winery was renowned for its high-quality fruit wines and icewines. However, our winemaker wanted more; he wanted to apply his talents towards making table wines. Thus, our transformation into Lulu Island Winery! We built a new $7 million facility just outside the city of Richmond and we changed our name to Lulu Island Winery. We named our facility Lulu Island to honor the land we built our winery on. The island of Richmond, just south of Vancouver, was once named Lulu Island. Rumour has it, the name Lulu came from the mistress of General Moody, who first founded this land. That of course, caused a huge scandal and the name had to be changed to what we now know as Richmond. Now, Lulu Island is the newest and largest winery in Richmond! It produces many quality wines including red and white table wines, fruit wines, and Canada’s very own Icewines. All of Lulu Island’s quality wines are produced on site, using only the best grapes from our vineyards in the Okanagan and the best berries from the Fraser Valley. We are dedicated to the production of flavourful and aromatic wines and are proud to sport the VQA stamp of approval on our bottles!
We have the latest equipment in the art of wine-making, such as our custom-built tanks, which are temperature controlled. Not only are our wine-making equipment state-of-the-art, but so are our European bottling and labeling machines. Our bottling is conducted in a completely sterile environment and is corked under a vacuum, which allows for longer storage and a better aging process. Our winemaker, John Chang, has over 30 years of experience crafting fine wines. In his humble beginnings, he first learned to create wines with his grandmother. Then, after moving to Canada, John studied with many notable winemakers. Now, he combines traditional Chinese wine making methods with modern Western technology and equipment. All our wines are put through a slow cool fermentation process that helps bring out the natural flavors of the fruit, whether it is grapes, blueberries, or even raspberries. We welcome you to our tasting rooms to experience wines that truly reflect the wonderful fruits that British Columbia has to offer.