Forbidden Fruit Winery is celebrating its 10th anniversary making award-winning wines with 100% certified organic fruit from its orchards and vineyard.
Wines of Canada declared Forbidden Fruit one of the top 15 wineries to watch out for in 2015. Winepress Northwest Platinum Judging awarded them the sole Double-Platinum for a fruit wine (2013 Caught–Apricot Mistelle) and the only Double-Platinum for a BC red (2011 Earth Series Merlot), making it the first Pacific Northwest winery to win top prizes in both fruit and grape wine categories at a single competition. Double Gold medals were awarded for 2013 Cherysh and 2012 Impearfection.
Savour Northwest awarded Forbidden Fruit Double Gold (2013 Pearsuasion), Gold (2010 Earth Series Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve), and two Silvers (2013 Earth Series Sauvignon Blanc and 2013 Adam’s Apple).
“We’re very pleased and thankful,” says co-proprietor Kim Brind’Amour. “We’ve raised a few eyebrows in the fruit wine world.”
These awards are consistent with competition results throughout their winemaking history. To date, they’ve garnered 190+ awards, including ‘Best Fruit Wine in Canada’ (Canadian Wine Awards).
“We’re paving the path for BC fruit wines. It’s time to highlight their quality!” exclaims Kim.
2013 Caught–Apricot Mistelle $26.95
Co-proprietor Steve Venables calls his Double Platinum dessert wine “the nectar of the Goddesses.” Its heaven-kissed aromas and flavours are well deserving of mortal and immortal adulation alike.
2013 Pearsuasion $18.95
This Double Gold winner features huge aromatics and flavours of spice and Asian pear. Amazing with seared scallops or green salad garnished with pear, roasted walnuts and blue cheese.
~ Sarah Willard