Our second stop of the day was at Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery. They were in tough as we’d visited Elephant Island Winery, another fruit winery, the day before. They’re part of Summerland Sweets.
They’ve got everything fruit related you could want: jams, syrups, dried fruit, etc.
There’s also an area for ice cream. Scoops are reasonable ($3.25 single, $4.00 double, $5.00 triple and $6.25 house special). Waffle cone is an extra $0.75.
Tastings are complimentary. Oddly, they only let you sample 5 and they have to be the same type for the both of you. It’s unfortunate as they have so many flavours (18 fruit wines and 11 dessert wines). Our server was knowledgeable and tried to suggest based on what we liked.
Also appreciated how there’s no genuinely no pressure to buy a bottle.
Couple closeups of some of their fruit and dessert wine bottles.
Nice that they had a sale on two of their fruit wines.
All their dessert wines were on special too.
Peach – this is the base flavour that our server used to judge what we’d like. Peach was subtle
Blueberry – sweet. Would use it as a dessert wine or to mix with other drinks.
Bumbleberry – this was our favourite of the bunch we tried. A mix of blueberries, raspberries and black currant. Well balanced and a touch of tartness. We bought a bottle ($12.95) which was on sale for the spring!
Ted’s blend – a mix of Lapin cherries, black currant and blueberries. Drank more like a red white.
Black currant – enjoyable but you get quite the tart finish.
Ina’s blush – a mix of peaches and blueberry. We didn’t love it.
Strawberry rhubarb – tasted just like it’s described. Pie in a glass.
There’s more options/selection at Sleeping Giant but the quality and execution is better at Elephant Winery.
Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery
6206 Canyon View Rd