Saskatoon’s First Artisan Fruit Winery Now in Production

After spending a busy week making some great wines at Canada’s newest winery, I thought I would share the news:

Local Saskatoon, Saskatchewan foodies and good food aficionados will have a new option for their next dinner party or cocktail soirée. Living Sky Winery, located just 30 minutes west of Saskatoon, has begun production on a range of high-end artisan wines crafted from local fruit. Living Sky Wines will be available from the winery starting early Summer 2010.

Husband and wife team, Susan Echlin and Vance Lester are the co-proprietors of this new venture, the first of its kind in Saskatoon and one of the few artisan wineries in Western Canada. “To see our fruit go from the small twigs we planted four years ago, to the point where it has been crushed into colourful juice being feasting on by yeast, is incredibly exciting,” says Echlin. “We planted our entire orchard specifically to produce fruit for our winery – producing high-end wines was always our goal and it is great to see the years of hard work finally start the process to becoming liquid art.”

Living Sky Winery’s first releases will include raspberry, strawberry, Juliet cherry and rhubarb varieties.

A heartfelt congrats to Sue and Vance’s perseverance and passion, these two traits always pay off!

More news about Living Sky Winery HERE.

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