Surrounded by fields of farmland, The Fort Wine Company is a leading light in Langley’s diverse agricultural landscape. Cranberries are one of the oldest crops in Fort Langley and The Fort Wine Company made use of their abundance to create a secondary business from their land, cranberry wine. The wine business began as a way to prevent wasting excess cranberry crops, 11 years later The Fort Wine Company is renowned as a leader in the fruit wine market.
After gaining the experience of producing cranberry wine, the winery expanded into other local berries and fruit wines, now producing 11 varieties of fruit wine. Nowadays, much of their cranberry bogs are used for wine and some for fruit, reversing the original production.
On a recent visit with Tourism Langley, The Fort Wine Company allowed us to sample a few of their wines that are perfect for the upcoming Holiday season.
Mighty Fraser is the winery’s original wine, it has a blush colour and tart taste, and is the perfect wine to accompany the holiday turkey.
Keremeos Fruit Stand has the taste of fall, made from a crisp blend of apples and pears its taste brings to mind the autumn harvest. A glass alongside a sharp cheddar or with your pork roast would be a great pair.
Isle Queen Blackberry dessert wine is a hearty and warm port-style glass that has a hint of oak and like a warm cup of cocoa would be great on a cold winter’s evening.
The Fort Wine Company retail shop, bistro and winery tours are located at 26151 – 84th Avenue, Langley BC Phone: 604.857.1101 to book tours or reservations. The bistro and retail shop are also available for event rentals.