I find myself filled with gratitude after a busy season in the wine shop and a plentiful harvest. I am thankful to our customers for continuing to enjoy our wines and ciders and support our events. I am thankful to our incredible employees in the orchard and vineyard who worked hard to maintain the highest quality of fruit despite a cool, relatively wet season. I am thankful to our winemakers and cellar staff for their passion and attention to detail and I am thankful to our frontline sales staff who represent our brands everyday with a smile on their face. As well, I am thankful to our behind the scenes administrative employees who keep our winery and cidery running smoothly and constantly moving ahead.
As I reflect on our progress, I also realize how much gratitude I have for the man who is ultimately behind all of this. Many of you are probably thinking I am referring to my Great Grandad Ward who we champion for settling our property. But the man behind our family company in more modern years is actually my father, Christopher Turton. After taking over ownership of the land and incorporating Canada West Tree Fruits with his brother in the early 1970’s, he went on to become the visionary behind growing cider apples and vitis vinifera grapes on our family property. It was through his foresight and unyielding spirit that we have become a successful land based winery and, with the success of our Wards Craft ciders and our bulk cider division, we have become the largest cider producer in Western Canada. And so, as we finish off another busy, award winning year at Canada West Tree Fruits, The View Winery and Wards Cider, I say thank you to my Dad and raise a toast to his enterprising, entrepreneurial spirit and his efforts to create our thriving multi- generational family business .
Slip & Sip
Saturdays & Sundays between
Jan 4, 2020-March 1st, 2020
Slip into your snowshoes or hiking boots for a winter vineyard experience followed by a tasting in the View’s cozy wine shop.
Registration required, and canine friends welcome (on leash).
Unguided Tours – Free
Saturday & Sunday arrive anytime between 12 pm and 3 pm
Guided/Educational Tours – $15 per person (plus taxes)
Saturday, by appointment only
Available for parties of 4 or more
February 7th, 2020-March 27th, 2020
5:00pm & 6:00pm
Back by popular demand!
Make your way to the View Winery & Wards Cider on Friday evenings in February and March for Fondue Fun!
Enjoy Fondue and Wine/Cider Pairings in the wine shop and cellar.
$15 per person (taxes included)
25% off for Wine Club Members
*Every Friday in February and March*
Wine your Valentine
February 8 & 9th
Join us at the View Winery and Wards Cider for the annual Valentines Day event!
Bring your friends, your partner, and your family. Enjoy delicious small bites paired with our wines. Enjoy 15% off all wine and cider in the wine shop(some exceptions apply)
*Wine Club members receive 20% off*
$5 per person
No reservations required
For more information, check out our Facebook page Events Section!
If you have any questions, please call us at 250-860-0742,
email us at email@example.com
or stop by the wine shop.