Winegarden Estates - A private New Brunswick winery and distillery with fruit and grape wines, liqueurs, eau-de-vie, schnaps, bit

By: Winegarden Estate  09-12-2011
Keywords: Wine, Fruit, Grape Wine

New Brunswick's first commercial grape wine was created right here at Winegarden Estate. Combining traditional skills with the vintner technology of pressing and fermenting, we married several grape varieties from several vineyards to produce the first truly New Brunswick Cuvée in 2001.

Made from 100 per cent purely New Brunswick produce, our selection of fruit wines present a taste for every palate. We believe our success lies in the personal attention and care afforded to each batch of wine we create, as well as our family's pursuit of excellence in all we produce. Each bottle is carefully handled and inspected. We take time and pride in the making of our wine.

Roswitha Rosswog, the only female distiller in Canada, oversees the creation of all our fruit and herbal liqueurs. Adhering to carefully guarded family traditions and methods perfected in the Black Forest region of Germany, she uses native blackberries, currants, blueberries, pears, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, grapes and apples to create purely a New Brunswick liqueur for every taste.

An Eau-de-Vie is a pure high-alcohol spirit made from fermented fruit and grape. Cognac, Calvados and Armagnac are French examples that you may recognize.

Many North Americans are unfamiliar with the term Eau-de-Vie, however in Europe, they are very well-known and specialties vary from country to country. The Scots have their whiskey, the French have cognac, the Greeks love Ouzo and the Scandinavians prefer their Aquavit.

In Germany, you ask for Schnaps. Schnaps is the generic term for all spirits that warm and contribute to well-being, no matter whether clear or coloured, sweet or bitter. In Canada, a schnaps is often sweet, but a true German variety is clear and strong.

Keywords: Fruit, Grape Wine, Wine