Ripples Winery and Maan Farms each are seeking to serve wine at their respective locations.

Ripples Winery and Maan Farms each are seeking to serve wine at their respective locations.

New wine patios clear hurdle in Abbotsford

Ripples Winery and Maan Farms Estate Winery each hope to create patios for drinkers

Council signaled its approval Monday for a pair of local wineries hoping to serve drinkers on site.

Ripples Winery and Maan Farms Estate Winery have each applied for a “winery lounge endorsement” from the province that would allow the two businesses to serve full glasses of wine at their respective operations.

As part of that process, council has the chance to veto such applications before they make their way to the province.

Ripples Winery hopes to create a patio at its Sumas Prairie site where it can serve wine, while Maan Farms wants to do the same both inside and out at its McKenzie Road location.

Ripples hopes to open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday and 10 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Some concerns were raised about parking near Ripples Winery on Tolmie drew discussion about replacing private no-parking signs with official city signage. Otherwise, council expressed no concerns and allowed both applications to proceed.

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