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Wineries in the Fraser Valley: Singletree Winery
Jun 30, 2015
Singletree Winery is one of those great locations on the Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour where you’re reminded what BC wine is all about. The vast vineyard, beautiful new tasting room, and Mt. Baker in the background make for a picturesque location, but it’s the warmth of the family and attention to detail that will truly make you feel at home.
The Etsell family has been involved in farming in the Fraser Valley for generations. Garnet and Debbie, surrounded by their children and grandchildren, have created a place where the entire family can work and grow together on 67 acres.
The new tasting room is a love song to BC and Abbotsford. Artwork from British Columbia artists line the walls, a maple live edge slab (from a tree on the property) tops the bar and the windows frame the landscape so beautifully that you’ll find it hard to concentrate on anything else.
Son, Andrew Etsell, lights up when talking about his love of being able to work with his children nearby. The maple bar top that he helped create is one of his favourite things about the tasting room and the pride of craftsmanship is evident.
A picnic area with several tables sits above the vineyard and is licensed. Debbie Etsell smiles warmly as she talks about families bringing a picnic and stopping by the winery for a bottle before settling into the adjacent, grassy area overlooking the vineyards and Mt. Baker. Children and dogs are welcome in the picnic area, so bring them along when you visit.
Singletree Winery currently produces two white wines, made with their Fraser Valley grapes: a German varietal called Siegerrebe and Farmhand White, a Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris blend. They also source grapes from the Okanagan Valley for their red wine, a Pinot Noir.
Though the wines are flavourful and complex, Singletree Winery is anything but stuffy. Wine snobs will appreciate the attention to detail, but those of us who are still learning will love the friendly camaraderie of this family vineyard.
Wines can be purchased online or at the winery location
Friday 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday - Thursday CLOSED
5782 Mt. Lehman Road
Abbotsford, BC, V4X 1V4
There are 5 Circle Farm Tours to explore:
Tours are self-guided with road maps and detailed descriptions provided on the website and downloadable brochures.
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