A wine from the Mann Farms wine tasting tour in abbotsford Do you love wine?

Did you know that Abbotsford (and the Fraser Valley) is growing as one of BC’s newest wine regions?

Wine is something I grew to enjoy. I remember being more of a white wine lover. Mind you, this is during my university days of cheap, sugar water ‘wine’. Fast forward to today, I’m glad to say that I have really begun to appreciate good wine and Reds are currently my go-to!

So, one sunny Fall Saturday, I went on a fun Girls Wine Tasting tour of the Abbotsford wineries with my friend Tatiana!  Abbotsford is about a 45-60 minute drive from Vancouver. The furthest distance we travelled between wineries was 20 minutes and the closest was about 10 minutes.

Disclaimer: A special thank you to Tourism Abbotsford for the wine tasting tour experience!

Enjoy this fun vlog I filmed during our wine tasting tour in Abby:

If you’re planning a day trip to explore the different wineries in Abbotsford, here are some stops to make:


Maan Farms Estate Winery


Fruit wine at the wine tasting tour in abbotsford Mann Farms store and jams in Abbotsford

Address: 790 McKenzie at Vye Road, Abbotsford

The family has been farming for over 40 years and started out as a simple fruit stand. From a fruit stand to a family-friendly destination, the Maan Estate Winery is their latest endeavor.

When speaking to Gurleen from Maan Farms, she shares that they use the quality fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries) grown on the farm for their wines.

These award-winning berry & red wines can be found in over 50 local liquor stores throughout the lower mainland. Maan’s recently won Best Fruit Wine for their Raspberry Dessert Wine in Canada. Their Blueberry Wine is a 2 times Gold Medal Winner as well!

Mann Farms Wine Tour tasting station in Abbotsford

Besides that, it’s also a great trip for families! You can venture out into their pumpkin patch, and petting zoo!

Mann farms petting zoo in Abbotsford Chickens at Mann Farms petting zoo in Abbotsford Overview of Mann Farms petting zoo in Abbotsford

ALSO, they have delicious food! Get the veggie samosas and chai latte!

PS: They are starting their Christmas Market Series so head on to their website for more info!

My friend feeding a goat at Mann Farms petting zoo in Abbotsford


Brambles Bistro


Address: 29985 Downes Rd, Abbotsford

Brambles Bistro is part of Tanglebank Gardens. It is a “boutique” style nursery situated in West  Abbotsford and is THE cutest location.

view from the front of Brambles Bistro in Abbotsford Gardens at the Brambles Bistro in Abbotsford

The bistro started in 1996, and you can expect to be able to shop for gorgeous Christmas wreathes and plants for the holiday season. Not only that, walk inside the beautiful location to find more holiday décor and local products for sale.

The restaurant makes up half of the space. If you go, order what we had: Lavender French Toast and Flatbread! Oh, and the Bailey’s Irish Cream Coffee and Sangria are awesome too.

Delicious Brunch at Brambles Bistro in Abbotsford Exploring the nursery gardens at Brambles Bistro in Abbotsford


Campbell’s Gold and Honey Meadery


Address: 2595 Lefeuvre Rd, Abbotsford

This beautiful space and bee farm owners are Judy and Mike!

So many types of honey at Campbell’s Gold and Honey Meadery Collection of Honey Wines at Campbell’s Gold and Honey Meadery

Mike took us through the process of how the honey wines are created. You can tell how passionate he is through how he communicates and shares the stories of bee farming. He shared with us stories of transporting bee hives and about his great grandfather + how the farm came to be.

Their passion “includes bee education and being socially and environmentally responsible. [They] feel it is critical to encourage future generations to learn about apiculture and the importance of bees in the food chain.”

The farm is a licensed Meadery, which if you don’t know, means a Honey Winery!

Different types of honey at Campbell’s Gold and Honey Meadery Spice is Nice honey wine at Campbell’s Gold and Honey Meadery Merry Mead honey wine at Campbell’s Gold and Honey Meadery

They produce a variety of honey wines: ancient mead, melomels (honey/fruit wines), pyment (honey/grape wine) and more.

The grapes and most of the fruit and berries are used in the honey wines which are produced on the farm. They also have a country store that sells honeys and other products from the beehive like beeswax soaps, candles, and polishes.


Singletree Winery


Address: 5782 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford

Singletree Winery is the last stop during our wine tasting tour of Abbotsford! Beautiful interior and a great view of the vineyard outside, this is a cosy spot to try delicious wines!

Front of Singletree Winery in Abbotsford  Wine display at Singletree Winery in Abbotsford Wine tasting the Singletree Gruner Veltliner at Singletree Winery in Abbotsford

Singletree actually refers to the implement that goes on the back of the horse. For the family owners, this represents Family, Farming and Heritage.

​The vineyard and tasting room is located on a 67-acre operating farm. The 14 acres of estate vineyard and award-winning BC VQA wines pay respect to the family’s deep farming roots. Their tasting rooms are open year-round!

Their most popular wines are: Siegerrebe and their Grüner Veltliner.

Heritage furniture at Singletree Winery in Abbotsford

What stands out is the family values and heritage attached to the wineries. It reminds me of when my family and I went to visit wineries in Osoyoos! I definitely recommend doing a wine tasting tour through Abbotsford! It’s a great idea for dates, to do with friends and to bring your family!

Giving my girlfriend a hug after a wine tour in Abbotsford

Till next time, xoxo

Samantha

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