Just the other day I was corresponding with John Schreiner (Canada's most prolific writer of books on wine) about the emerging Fraser Valley Wineries. We focused on the Abbotsford area. John wrote jokingly " I need to write a book on the Fraser Valley"
Vern Siemens was the first to establish a winery in the Mt Lehman region North West of the city of Abbotsford. Mt Lehman winery opened in 2000. His neighbours now include Singletree Winery and the newly opened Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery. Making a nice threesome off Mt Lehman road to go along with the Cheese farm, Christmas Tree Farms and Lavender farms.
Another recently opened winery just east of the city centre is Ripple's fruit Winery, already a national award winner. In between the establishment of Blackwood Lane and Ripples the already popular Krause Berry Farm added a fruit winery and now produces award-winning wines.
To the south near Abbotsford is Mann Farms a vegetable and fruit farm that has successfully added a fruit winery.
Township 7 has a new neighbour just across the street is Festina Lente Estate Winery Ltd. a new meadery doing quite well. This brings to mind Cambell's Honey Farm located in Abottsford. They started producing mead in 1997.
Also opening in 2017 on Zero Ave in Langley Township was The Glass House Winery.
Perhaps you should stay at the Brookside Inn in Abbotsford and book a wine tour with them. We enjoyed our stay!
Just for fun google Constantin-Vasilca Winery. Is this Walnut winery still open? Let me know.
Yes, John please write that book!!
The Fraser Valley
Mt Lehman Sojourn