Forbidden Fruit is thrilled about participating at both the Osoyoos and Downtown Penticton Farmers Markets every Saturday since the licencing changes came into effect this summer.
Their delectable organic orchard fruit and grape wines are now available for tasting and purchase.
“It’s a blast,” exudes proprietor, orchardist and winemaker Steve Venables. “It brings things to a whole new excitement level. Most people go to the market thinking about food, so people really relate to what we’re doing. It’s a great opportunity for the wineries – for the fruit wines especially.”
Along with their delectable award-winning organic wines (most recently, a Gold at Wine Align National Awards for their apricot-based dessert wine, Caught, they bring fresh picked fruit from their Ven ‘Amour Organic Farms. With over 60 varieties of certified organic tree fruit (including gems like Asian Pear), there’s always something new to taste and purchase.
It’s rare for a winery to be requested every week, especially at the popular Penticton market. Most wineries have to be content with a rotating presence. Venables attributes their lucky break to the fact that they have incredible fruits as well as wines.
This year, Venables says his trees are literally “dripping with fruit. Then dripping into the bottles!”
During the Fall Wine Festival, uncork a new world at BC’s Garden of Eden. October 3 through 5, Forbidden Fruit is hosting their annual fall open house at their Similkameen Valley location. This complimentary event features cheese and wine pairings, chocolate, special releases and more.
~ Sarah Willlard