Red Rooster Winery Closes

Red Rooster Winery ssaid it was closing, a victim of an unprecedented winter storm that damaged Red Rooster's Okanagan vineyards.

Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie attributed the loss to a deep freeze in December 2022.  "“I have heard of grape growers who have lost 100 per cent of their grape crops,” Louie said.

A report by Wine Growers British Columbia forecast a potential crop reduction of 39% to 56%. Our industry-wide research concluded that our worst fears were realized with a 54 per cent reduction in 2023 and 45 per cent of total planted acreage suffering long-term irreparable damage,” said Miles Prodan, president and CEO of Wine Growers British Columbia.

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