Blueberry Wine 2021
We have a serious problem saying no to fruit. And the prospect of making a wine from blueberries was too exciting to pass up.
We milled blueberries from the north shore of Lake Erie and let them ferment on their skins for three weeks with our native yeast—to try and stay true to the fruit. It spent 6 weeks in barrel before bottling.
The result is a mind bending citrusy delight.
What's it like? The aroma is a mix of ripe blueberries, freshly turned earth and the first leaf growth of the year. It transports us right to our favourite spring memories (in an imaginary world where blueberries ripened in the spring).
Fresh blueberries carry through in the flavour, with bright, round, citrus-like acidity. The flavour is lighter than the aroma suggests—it reminds us of Balaton cherries and grape candy. Fresh, tart and very very fun.
What to pair it with: This vintage doesn't linger in your mouth for long, making it great for soft cheeses, white fish and lighter salads. It's perfect as an aperitif on its own too.
5.4% ABV | 750mL
Ingredients: Blueberries. Gluten Free
Wild ferment. Zero added sugar. Vegan friendly.
$500 from this new release was donated to True North Aid. They are dedicated to serving and supporting northern Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support. Their mandate is to provide practical humanitarian assistance through initiatives established on eight foundational stones of support including: self-determination, reconciliation, water, food, health, housing, hope and education.