What a charming little wine shop. Looks more like a church out of “Little House on the Prairie” than a tasting room! But don’t let the looks fool you, there is plenty of room for a group tasting; the shop is much longer than it is wide. And as you can see, plenty of space to take a bottle outside and enjoy some wine with the beautiful scenery.
All of the wine is made on-site, with grapes from the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan.
The first two wines we tasted were a couple different vintages of a grape I had never heard of. I had to look it up:
Pink, very early ripening. Cabernet Sauvignon, Riparia and Amurensis cross. Can achieve quite high sugar levels and retain good acidity.
Rates 8 for winter hardiness.
The next two wines were exactly the same, but completely different. Let me explain: They make this wine in two styles: One, a mass-produced version for retail (Save-On-Foods) and secondly, a house blend for sale at the winery. Quite a profound difference in the quality.
Now, onto the last couple big reds, both from Okanagan grapes.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit here, and will be back whenever touring Abbotsford. It’s a delightful site.
Next up: To the winery everyone has been talking about, another newbie in Abbotsford, Singletree!