History of Vinoscenti Vineyards

A winery we open to you.

Formerly River’s Bend winery, Vinoscenti Vineyards is located on 13 acres of pastoral farmland lying alongside the winding banks of the Serpentine River on the edge of White Rock, BC. The winery began in 1995 when the vines were first planted by the original owners Court and Annette Faessler. It was a daunting challenge as the terrain had to be reshaped to support the vines with new soil added to offer extra drainage potential and depth to offer a unique terroir to this area. Initially, the grapes were sold to other wineries and 5 years later a momentous decision was made to open Rivers Bend Winery in the Spring of 2005. After laying down the foundation for the winery Court and Annette sold the winery initially to a business group. Wineries are not commodities but a lifestyle and this group did not last long. The winery was then sold to another family with the good intention of continuing the winery, but this was not to be, as they did not have the soul and heart needed to care for the vineyard. The vines and winery void of any tangible love and care during those past few years fell into a dark period. In 2016 a quiet resuscitation of the winery began with attention drawn to the vineyard management aspect, securing the close collaboration of a highly skilled winemaker and combined with a world-renowned Wine Educator and business person, Vinoscenti Vineyards is now beginning to see the Renaissance and relaunch of the winery.

Our Philosophy

Cultivating a community

We aim to produce premium wines with locally grown and imported BC grapes, while delivering the community a social winemaking experience which will educate, and help you produce your own wine collection. From tastings to winemaking we will guide you through the process with our renown wine educators and winemaker we can guide you towards your ambitions. Educating you through the process of innovating your own wine through our facilities from crushing grapes to bottling your wine and sharing it with private tastings for your guests. We welcome everyone to visit our winery and enjoy daily tastings, weekly events in our lounge, and tours of our vineyards.