Elephant Island Orchard Wines

Our fourth stop of the day was to finally try Elephant Island Orchard Wines.

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My sister loves this fruit winery so I’ve been able to try a few of their flavours already. They also house and sell Naramata Cider.

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Seems like every place has a truck outside.

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We dropped in on a Friday afternoon (around 3:30pm) and it was packed. They had back to back groups (20-25 people) but still provided attentive service.

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They’ve got a beautiful, spacious garden where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine. You can choose to sample inside or out; we did the latter. Service is fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly.

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Closeup of some of their cherry trees. *Drool*

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Flights are $5.00 each and let you sample four flavours (pre-selected). Fee is waived if you buy a bottle.

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Closeup of their fruit wine bottles.

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Closeup of their wines.

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Closeup of their wines in the fridge along with some cured meats.

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Wish they offered samples of the Naramata Ciders. We’ve tasted the dry apple and dry pear previously but would have loved to try their cider makers select series ($18.10).

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There was 8 fruit and 6 regular wine options available.

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Fruit wines are in the $18.40 to $23.90 range for a bottle.

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While the wines are priced between 22.90 to $44.95.

Flight #1
These wines are from their orchard. 2018 pear wine, 2018 cherry wine, 2018 black currant wine and 2018 crab apple wine. Pear was a crisp, clean white.

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Cherry was good but I wanted more flavour.

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Black currant was well balanced and not overly tart.

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Crab apple was light for a dessert wine but enjoyable.

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Flight #2
These wines were from the vineyard. 2018 viognier, 2017 chardonnay, 2015 cab franc/merlot and 2018 framboise. Our two favourites, which we bought bottles of, were the viognier ($23.00) and framboise ($24.00).

The viognier was delightful; the honeysuckle gave it a nice fruity, floral note.

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The chardonnay was surprisingly good; great buttery mouth feel.

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Cab franc/merlot was decent but we don’t really remember it.

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The framboise was amazing; literally like drinking raspberries in a glass. Blew us away!

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Apricot dessert wine – our server offered to let us try anything else we wanted. We opted for the apricot; sweeter but also good. No picture of this one.

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Love the fruit wines at Elephant Winery. Their garden area is heavenly so plan to spend some quality time here.

Elephant Island Orchard Wines
https://www.elephantislandwine.com/
2730 Aikins Loop
Naramata, BC
(250) 496-5522

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