Backyard Vineyards

Backyard Vineyards Review

About

It’s no secret what we do in our backyard. We have big fun creating top-quality varietal, blended and bubbly wines from 100% BC Grapes. We grow our own grapes right here in our Langley vineyard and complement those with fruit from the Fraser Valley and South Okanagan. We pride ourselves in making exceptional wine BC VQA wines at affordable prices. It’s the neighbourly thing to do. Guests wanting to enjoy the full winery experience are welcome to join us for a wine tasting, private tour or a just a stroll through our vineyard. We hope you’ll save some time to try one of our famous platters, all designed to perfectly complement our equally delicious wines.

Location Description

Our winery is only a 45 minute drive from Vancouver.

Features

  • We have been recognized for our wines both locally and internationally.

Additional Information

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Winemaker

Everyone at some point in their lives will experience an epiphany that will forever change their point of view or in this case, career. James Cambridge began that change almost 15 years ago when he decided to devote his professional life to producing wine. James realized that an education was important and so he moved from the Okanagan back to Ontario, where he grew up, to attend Niagara College. A fully integrated Oenology/Viticulture Program provided the building blocks to get him started toward the ultimate goal of becoming a Winemaker. James graduated at the top of his class, and combined this with some great early mentors, which gave him the necessary direction in a very focused and driven industry.

In his travels James has worked for a number of great wineries, such as Henry of Pelham, Creekside Estate Winery, Summerhill Estate Winery, Le Vieux Pin, LaStella Estate Winery, and Fort Berens. All lending a different perspective to an ever evolving industry. Before returning to British Columbia James had an opportunity to manage a large vineyard in Ontario. Its value to his winemaking career he considers to be amongst the greatest lessons he has learned.

Grateful for the people who helped shape and guide his career, he claims their knowledge helped him to move forward. James was told early on, never be afraid to experiment, and he has tried to live that philosophy throughout his career.

Now at Backyard Vineyards, James looks forward to working with farmers in the Okanagan Valley and the estate grown fruit in the Fraser Valley. Combining the best of both valleys is a great new adventure for this well-established winemaker, and his backyard is now where he grows and makes quality, affordable wines for everyday and every celebration.

History

Backyard Vineyards (formerly called Neck of the Woods Winery) has been open for business in the Fraser Valley since 2009.

Awards

2014 Northwest Wine Summit (Pomona, CA)

Gold Medal NV Backyard Vineyards Blanc De Noir Brut
“Best of the Best” – Crystal Rose Award NV Backyard Vineyards Blanc De Noir Brut
Silver Medal 2013 Backyard Vineyards Gewurztraminer
Silver Medal 2012 Backyard Vineyards Nosey Neighbour White
Silver Medal 2011 Backyard Vineyards Meritage
Bronze Medal 2013 Backyard Vineyards Riesling
Bronze Medal 2012 Backyard Vineyards Nosey Neighbour Red
Bronze Medal 2010 Backyard Vineyards Merlot
2014 – 75th Los Angeles International Wine Competition (Los Angeles, CA)

Gold Medal 2013 Backyard Vineyards Riesling
Silver Medal 2013 Backyard Vineyards Gewurztraminer
Bronze Medal 2013 Backyard Vineyards Rosé
Bronze Medal 2011 Backyard Vineyards Syrah
2014 – 34thAll-Canadian Wine Championship (Windsor, ON)

Gold Medal 2013 Backyard Vineyards Riesling
Silver Medal 2011 Backyard Vineyards Syrah
Bronze Medal 2013 Backyard Vineyards Nosey Neighbour White
2014 – 29th Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (San Bernardino, CA)

Gold Medal 2013 Backyard Vineyards Gewurztraminer
Gold Medal 2013 Backyard Vineyards Riesling
Silver Medal 2011 Backyard Vineyards Syrah
Silver Medal 2011 Backyard Vineyards Merlot
Bronze Medal 2013 Backyard Vineyards Rosé
2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (Rochester, NY)

Silver Medal 2012 Backyard Vineyards Gewurztraminer
Silver Medal 2011 Backyard Vineyards Syrah
Bronze Medal 2010 Backyard Vineyards Meritage
Bronze Medal 2010 Backyard Vineyards Merlot
Bronze Medal 2011 Backyard Vineyards Nosey Neighbour Red
Bronze Medal 2012 Backyard Vineyards Pinot Gris
2013 – 28th Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (San Bernardino, CA)

Silver Medal 2011 Backyard Vineyards Syrah
Bronze Medal 2010 Backyard Vineyards Meritage
Bronze Medal 2011 Backyard Vineyards Nosey Neighbour
2012 – 27th Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (San Bernardino, CA)

Silver Medal 2010 Backyard Vineyards Meritage
Bronze Medal 2010 Backyard Vineyards Syrah
Bronze Medal 2010 Neck Of The Woods Nosey Neighbour
2012 – Northwest Wine Summit (Pomona, CA)

Gold Medal 2011 Backyard Vineyards Gewurztraminer
Silver Medal 2010 Backyard Vineyards Meritage
Silver Medal Nv Neck Of The Woods Blanc De Noir Brut
Bronze Medal 2010 Backyard Vineyards Merlot
Bronze Medal 2010 Backyard Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 – Los Angeles International Wine Competition
(Los Angeles, CA)

Bronze Medal 2010 Backyard Vineyards Merlot
Bronze Medal 2010 Backyard Vineyards Bordeaux Blend
2011 – 11th Canadian Wine Awards (Halifax, NS)

Bronze Medal 2009 Backyard Vineyards Meritage
Bronze Medal 2009 Neck Of The Woods Merlot
Bronze Medal 2010 Neck Of The Woods Sauvignon Blanc
2011 – 72nd Los Angeles International Wine Competition (Pomona, CA)


Gold & Silver Award 2009 Zweigelt (Art/ Illustration)
Silver Medal 2009 Neck of the Woods Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver Medal 2009 Neck of the Woods Paradiso
2011 – Northwest Wine Summit (Hood River, OR)

Silver Medal 2009 Neck of the Woods Merlot
Silver Medal 2009 Neck of the Woods Blanc de Noir Brut
Bronze Medal 2009 Neck of the Woods Paradiso
Bronze Medal 2009 Neck of the Woods Meritage
Bronze Medal 2007 Neck of the Woods Blanc de Noir Brut
2011 – Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (San Bernardino, CA)

Silver Medal 2009 Neck of the Woods Paradiso
Silver Medal 2009 Backyard Vineyards Zweigelt
2010 – Northwest Wine Summit (Hood River, OR)

Silver Medal NV Neck of the Woods Blanc de Noir Brut
Bronze Medal 2008 Neck of the Woods Zweigelt

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Hours

Open 7 Days A Week Winter Hours: Mon - Thurs: 11a - 5p Fri: 11a - 8p Sat & Sun: 11a - 6p

Address

3033 232nd St
Langley, British Columbia
Canada

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