Friday, November 4, 2016
Ken and I decided to visit the Delta wineries while our wives took a trip into the heart of Vancouver . Our first stop was at Angel Estate Winery located on Westham Island. To reach the Island you have to cross a hundred-year-old wooden swing bridge between the Fraser River Estuary and the Pacific.
Angel Estate is the former Westham Island winery specializing in fruit wines. It would be our first visit to the winery since it was purchased by new owners. However, upon arrival we found the winery closed. Their website clearly indicated they would be open, as did the street sign and the sign in the window.
So we left the Island heading back through Lader and towards the Boundry Bay Airport and Wellbrook Winery. The winery was open and we found ourselves in the tasting room greeted by a charming Lady with a lovely Irish brogue.
The focal point of our 55-acre heritage farm is The Old Grainery Store, lovingly restored by owner Terry Bremner. Surrounded by century-old beams and antique furnishings and fixtures, guests are invited to sample from our unique selection of table and dessert wines. However, despite the appealing interior, it may have been more impressive if the tables and chairs from the previous night event had been removed.
Their cooking classes with guest chefs have been very popular. The meals prepared by the chefs are served to you along with wine.
Kris ( the Irish Lass) directed us through a very enjoyable tasting experience. Wellbrook is a fruit winery having originally starting business as a fruit juice company under the name Bremmer. Their Blueberry and Cranberry wines are rather good. We also enjoyed their fortified wines I though their Iced Apple was the best