Celebrate #BCWineMonth By Visiting Abbotsford’s Local Wineries
April 26, 2022
As the spring weather starts to warm up you may be longing for an afternoon spent sipping wine and touring wineries, enjoying a crisp white in the sunshine while laughing with friends. You can do all that by visiting Abbotsford and checking out all our incredible wineries during #BCWineMonth!
Owned by the Siemens Family, Mt. Lehman Winery specializes in limited edition artisan wines, rooted in excellence and quality. Branded as a local favorite, and with 80 acres of red and white wine grape varietals, highlights include the Brawny Tawny and Vern Siemen’s favorites—the Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir Reserve.
Small batches of less than 3000 cases per year and always made with love. This award-winning family owned and operated winery offers a portfolio of wines that pay respect to the family’s deep farming roots. Their premium grapes showcase the aromatic and crisp flavors created by BC’s warm summer, mild winters, and nourishing soils with varieties like Siegerrebe and Grüner Veltliner.
It’s the chapel in the country—and Abbotsford’s newest winery—with the vision of cultivating, creating, and sharing ‘world class’ wines that whisper elegance and distinction. Balanced with richness and delicacy, feature wines include the Royal Engineers Petit Verdot, Landing Road Red Blend, and Sam and Isaac Pinot Gris.
The Fraser Valley is known for its high-yield berry-growing including strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Ripples infuses its own antioxidant-rich farm-fresh blueberries, producing beautiful hand-crafted fruit wines. True to most wineries in Abbotsford, Ripples is family owned and operated. Top picks include Intemperance, Antheia, a port-style fortified wine, and the fruit wine Cupere. and Facebook to keep updated on the opening date.
Ripples was impacted by the 2021 flooding event and as a result they are in the process of re-opening soon! Make sure you’re following them on their Instagram and Facebook to keep updated on the opening date.
Farming for four decades, the Maans began growing premium strawberries and introduced themselves at a simple fruit stand. From a fruit stand to a fall destination, the Maan Estate Winery is their latest endeavor. From vine to glass, Maan Farms only uses high quality fresh fruit and processes with minimum sulfites. Varieties include a Strawberry/Raspberry blend, Blueberry, and Blackberry wines.
And if you’re looking to try a different type of wine, check this place out next!
When owners, Mike and Judy Campbell, entered retirement in the early 2000’s, they decided to follow their passion for bees and turn a decades-long hobby interest, into an agri-tourism business. Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm & Meadery provides premium honey wine, honey and beehive products, as well as education to their community, and greater biodiversity in support of a healthy local environment. Sample their delicious honey wine and mead the next time you visit!