Abbotsford winery 2016 vintage

Local wine enthusiasts will get the chance to sample the first wines of the 2016 vintage when Singletree Winery opens it doors April 8.

Abbotsford winery 2016 vintage

Local wine enthusiasts will get the chance to sample the first wines of the 2016 vintage when Singletree Winery opens it doors April 8 from noon to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday’s event will be the first chance to sample and purchase the 2016 “Siggy” (the winery’s flagship Siegerrebe wine: floral, rich, flavourful), the 2016 Rosé (enticing, fresh, lively) and the all-new ‘Wild Siggy’ (textured, complex, delicious).

The tasting room and picnic area will be open and the winery suggests taking advantage of case-lot sales on library vintages. The picnic fridge will be fully-stocked, making it the perfect opportunity to spend a family-friendly afternoon in Fraser Valley wine country.

On the 2016 harvest, winemaker and viticulturist Andrew Etsell said: “The harvest was our earliest on record, but the grapes developed beautiful flavours with balanced acids and sugars. We started with our Siggy (Siegerrebe), which is evolving into one of our most popular wines.”

Singletree Winery is located at 5782, Mt. Lehman Rd.