Organic. Orgasmic. Out-of-this-world. These are just a few things I’ve heard people (including myself) say when describing the unbelievably great wines of Forbidden Fruit.

Based on a 142-acre certified organic orchard and vineyard along the banks of the Similkameen River, orchardist/winemaker Steve Venables, artist-wife Kim Brind’Amour and their family have created heaven on earth.

In 2007, Steve planted several acres of certified organic vinifera grapes to complement their fabulous fruit wine lineup. To differentiate these ‘traditional’ wines from the rest, they feature the ‘Earth Series’ labels: a lovely picture of our jewel-like planet Earth as seen from space. It reinforces the commitment the family has made to protect our precious world.

2013 Earth Series SauVidal $20.00
This unique blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Vidal rivals the juiciest fruit-forward Ehrenfelser, Viognier or Gewürztraminer wines. It jumps out of the glass with incredible tropical aromas with flavours to match. Try pairing with Asian-fusion, curries, or brie.

2013 Speechless $18.00
First vintage sold out quickly – having one Double Gold/Best of Class at the All Canadian Wine Championships. Expect another winner, as Steve says, “2013 was the year of the epic peach.” Created from 100% white flesh peaches, it’s floral aromas complement citrus-peach flavours with an extraordinarily long finish that will leave you utterly…speechless.

2013 Earth Series SauVidal $25.00
Attention fans of ‘the heart-break grape’. This elegant plum wine made in homage to French Pinot Noir, exhibits a delicate, smoky-earthy-plum character perfect for shellfish, salmon, turkey, creamy cheeses, and more.
~ Sarah Willard