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.