wineries

Building or expanding your winery? Think: Steel Buildings

Located in West Kelowna BC, the head office for Norsteel Building Systems Ltd. is found in the heart of the Okanagan’s wine region. There are currently 172 licensed wineries in the Okanagan Valley, that together with the Similkameen Valley produce over 90% of the wine in British Columbia, making it the 2nd largest wine producing region in Canada.


In 2017, changes to the BC Liquor Control & Licensing Regulations brought in specific requirements for BC Wineries to obtain or renew their winery license.


These updates require you to:

  • Manufacture at least 4500L of wine per year*
  • Show an intention to produce at least 4500L of wine in the next year*
  • Show the previous year’s records of manufacturing 4500L of wine to renew a manufacturing license*

* excluding wine manufactured offsite/elsewhere


Production Facilities:

Cottage Industry Wineries and Large-Scale Wineries have many regulatory hoops to jump through. Having your own production facility is one of them to get or renew your license. We understand your industry needs and work with you on both the inside and the outside of your facility to get you up and running.
Our custom designed pre-engineered steel buildings are built to meet your needs. We can include a variety of special features to help you with climate control, natural lighting, and other custom features to give your new building just the look and atmosphere you want for your production as well as customer experience.


Location, Location, Location:

We design our buildings specific to our customer’s exact location. For example, the requirements and building codes for commercial building construction in Kelowna and the Okanagan, may vary greatly from other areas in BC. We consider the rainfall, the snow load, the range of temperatures and more when working with you to design a facility that protects your business assets from these challenges. We can also add features to your building such as snow guards if you are in high snowfall areas to protect your walkways and customers from accumulated snow. In other areas, retractable canopies may add both architectural features as well as practical shade from the sun and elements, again, depending on your location and exposure.


Winery Experience:

Wineries in BC have increasing pressures to have in-house production facilities to keep up their licensing requirements. Whether you require a small storage facility or a full turnkey winery, we are here to help. With over 560 builds over the last 25+ years in BC, you can trust Norsteel Building Systems experienced team of designers and commercial building construction experts to ensure that your vision for your business comes to fruition.


We are pleased to have built at the following beautiful BC wineries:

  • Mission Creek Estate Winery (various locations)
  • Painted Rock Estate Winery (Oliver BC)
  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery (OK Falls, BC)
  • Vincor International Inc (Oliver BC)
  • Clos du Soleil Winery (Keremeos BC)
  • JoieFarm Winery (Naramata BC)
  • Burnt Timber Estate Winery (Kelowna BC)
  • Soahc Estate Winery (Trail BC)
  • Daydreamer Wines (Naramata BC)


Norsteel Building Systems Ltd. is proud of our A+ Better Business Bureau rating, which speaks to our high level of customer service and commitment to our customers. For more information or a free quote, contact our West Kelowna office at 250-769-3846 or toll free at 1-800-932-9131.

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