Taking the time to complete the following survey allows the WGBC to offer a well-facilitated discussion at the Forum for you to participate in and learn from. The aggregate data collected through this survey may be used for future government support. The survey results also contribute to the publication of the 2022 BC Grape Wine Vintage Report – a tool used to educate and assist media, trade, and other stakeholders in the promotion of BC wine.

Thank you for taking the time to provide these important details. The estimated time it will take you to complete this survey is 25 minutes.

Deadline to complete: November 25, 2022 at 11:59 PM

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* 1. The 2022 BC Wine Grape Vintage Report is an important tool for the promotion of BC wine. Wine Growers British Columbia would like to be able to include your perspective and may reach out to follow up on topics covered in the survey. We ask that you please provide the following details to assist us in this project. Your information will be kept confidential.

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* 2. Please specify which of the below you represent:

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* 3. Please specify from which BC wine region you are providing your survey answers.

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* 4. If you would like to specify a sub-GI from which you are providing your survey answers, please do so here.

Winter 2021/2022

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* 5. Were there any extended periods of long freezes?

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* 6. Were there any periods of warm winter weather that may have triggered vines to come out of dormancy early?

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* 7. Did cold winter temperatures cause any of the following (select all that apply and use the open comment field to provide detail).

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* 8. Please list variety and % affected by cold winter temperatures from most to least affected.

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* 9. Do you have any additional comments to make on the Winter of 2021/2022 as it relates to your vineyard?

Spring 2022

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* 10. What was the date of the first budbreak?

Date

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* 11. How would you rate the timing of the first budbreak?

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* 12. What was the date of the first flowering?

Date

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* 13. Timing of first flowering?

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* 14. How would you rate the spring temperatures?

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* 15. How would you rate the spring rainfall?

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* 16. Do you have any additional comments to make on Spring 2022 as it relates to your vineyard?

Summer 2022

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* 17. How would you rate the summer temperatures?

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* 18. How would you rate the summer rainfall?

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* 19. Did you experience any summer heat spikes that shut down and/or negatively impacted the vines?

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* 20. How would you rate the timing of veraison? 

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* 21. How would you describe the acidity in the 2022 fruit?

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* 22. How would you describe the Brix in the 2022 fruit?

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* 23. How would you describe the tannins in the 2022 fruit?

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* 24. How would you describe the fruit ripeness in the 2022 fruit?

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* 25. How would you describe the overall 2022 fruit development?

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* 26. Do you have any additional comments to make on the Summer of 2022 as it relates to your vineyard?

Fall/Harvest 2022

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* 27. How would you rate the fall/harvest temperatures? 

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* 28. How would you rate the fall/harvest rainfall? 

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* 29. Did you have any issues maintaining vine water status/vine health through irrigation?

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* 30. What date did you start harvest? 

Date

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* 31. What was your harvest end date?

Date

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* 32. What was your first grape variety picked? 

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* 33. What year would you consider the last time you had an "average/normal" yield?

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* 34. Compared to an “average/normal” year, how did your 2022 yield compare?

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* 35. If yield was below average, which of the following would you recognize as the most direct cause for the reduced yields?

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* 36. Compared to an “average/normal” year, please enter the estimated yield change this year. (For example -% for lower yield, +% for higher yield)

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* 37. Please comment on any additional causes of the yield changes.

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* 38. What was your approximate tonnage?

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* 39. Did you see much fungal disease pressure?

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* 40. What were the fungal disease challenges?
 

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* 41. Did you see much pest pressure?

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* 42. Which pests were a challenge?

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* 43. Did rain negatively impact your grapes during harvest?

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* 44. Did early frost negatively impact your grapes during harvest? 

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* 45. What was the date of the first frost?

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* 46. Did you experience a surplus or shortage of fruit this year?

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* 47. Was there any fruit left on the vine unharvested?

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* 48. What was the overall fruit quality in 2022?

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* 49. Which were the standout varietals?

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* 50. Which were the challenging varietals?

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* 51. Did you experience any challenges related to staffing?

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* 52. Do you have any additional comments on the Fall/Harvest of 2022 as it relates to your vineyard?

Winemaking

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* 53. Did this vintage present any specific challenges?

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* 54. Which of the following winemaking practices or techniques are you using?

  Yes  No  New for 2022 vintage
Low intervention
Wild yeast
Aging on lees
Concrete vessels
Amphora
Large format oak
More new oak
Less oak
Less additions
Organic/Biodynamic
Lab Analysis specifically to test for smoke compounds

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* 55. Are you anticipating any smoke taint in the 2022 wines?

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* 56. Did you pursue lab analysis on pre-ferments of your wine to test for smoke-taint?

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* 57. Please provide some words that best describe the flavour and/or structure of the 2022 vintage wines? (e.g. crisp, fresh, ripe, rich, firm, elegant, tannic, intense, dilute, etc.)

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* 58. Are you planning to make Icewine?

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* 59. Anything else you would like to add?

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