Rustic Roots Winery & Cidery

Why fruit wines? Why not!

Our mandate here on our multi-generational farm is sustainability! Situated just behind our winery's location lives our beautiful 30-acre Organic Farm where we produce a variety of ground crops and tree fruits. In order to create a secure, sustainable food system, instead of pulling out 30 acres of food to plant grapes, we decided to make wine and cider with the fruit we have at our fingertips. Packing fruit for 30 Organic farmers results in a plethora of organic number two fruit, not sellable on the fresh fruit market but perfect for value-added such as wines, ciders, and preserves.  This allows us to ensure that the family farms we work with are able to create a sustainable future and allows us to reduce food waste. Our award-winning Rustic Roots Winery & Cidery utilizes the beautiful organic fruit of the Similkameen Valley! 

 

The Rustic Roots Logo depicts the Snow Apple (Fameuse) tree that was planted in 1916 by Harker's Organic's second generation. This tree still stands on the farm today and is an inspiration for the top portion of the Rustic Roots logo. The bottom portion of the logo represents the six roots (or generations) that have been involved in the hard work and perseverance that has led us to where we are today!

 

In further maintaining sustainability and good health, each and every one of our organic fruit wines and ciders is VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE (see www.barnivore.com). Additionally, we use lightweight, endurable and recycled glass wine bottles as well as recycled corks and compostable 6-pack holders for all of our canned ciders!

 

Dinner Wines

Apple Pear

This fresh, crisp acidic wine has a deceiving aroma of baked apples, quince and spice. Made with 5 different varieties of apples and 3 different varieties of pears, this wine shows a lot of complexity.  On the palate it is very crisp and dry with a spicy pear finish.

Pairs wonderfully with Pork Tenderloin, Thai Curry or your favourite seafood dish!

Plum

This wine mimics a Spanish Rose with aromas and flavors of Strawberry Candy on the front of the palate and a bold crisp finish of Grapefruit and Cranberry. The palate is beautifully balanced between the residual sugar and the big bold acidity.

This is the perfect Sushi Wine or Spiced Duck!

Cherry

This is a surprising fruit wine with beautiful aromas of Caramel, Almond, Amaretto and a touch of Leather. This wine will age beautifully with the darker, richer tones coming through with age. The midpalate is rich with flavours of dark fruit and spice while the finish is surprisingly soft and smooth.

Pairs beautifully with a spinach salad with goat cheese and pecans or your favourite duck or lamb dish.

Peach Nectarine

This slightly off dry white made with 60% Organic Peaches and 40% Organic Nectarines has the aromas and flavors of baked peaches and nectarine skin with a nice crisp finish of citrus. Very Riesling Like.

 

Pairs well with grilled fish and salad.

Sparkling Wines

Pippin

This crisp clean white sparkling wine, made with a blend of Pippin Apples and 30% Nectarine has beautiful Floral Aromatics on the nose.  The palate displays some crisp green apple, nectarine skin with a dry but surprisingly creamy finish of buttered popcorn.

 

This wine is a perfect palate cleanser between courses, or served with fresh oysters and a citrus mignonette.

Fameuse

This beautiful sparkling Rose is made with Apples from our 100-year-old Fameuse Apple tree and blended with 30% Santa Rosa Plum.  Aromas of Apple Blossom, Strawberry Jam and Caramel encompass your nose and palate while rich creamy bubbles roll across the finish.

Beautiful Celebratory wine, also amazing paired with fresh oysters and a strawberry pink grapefruit mignonette.

Iced Ambrosia Frizzante

This fresh, crisp acidic wine has a deceiving aroma of baked apples, quince and spice. Made with 5 different varieties of apples and 3 different varieties of pears, this wine shows a lot of complexity.  On the palate it is very crisp and dry with a spicy pear finish.

Pairs wonderfully with pork tenderloin, thai curry or your favourite seafood dish!

Dessert Wines

Apricot

This incredibly unique, floral dessert wine made with a blend of 3 varieties of Organic Apricots has the aroma of Hawaiian Ginger, Mandarin Oranges and Hyacinth Flowers.  The palate is light and refreshing with a nice spicy front and a clean fresh finish.

                                                                         

Beautiful as a palate cleanser on its own, but also paired with your favourite desserts such as crepes Suzette or cheesecake​.

Santa Rosa Plum

This sweet, velvety dessert wine has the aroma and flavors of strawberry candy, citrus, spice, coffee bean and cocoa powder.

 

The perfect way to start or end your evening, mix with your favorite champagne or pair with molten lava cake.

Mulberry Pear

Mulberry Pear is our only fortified Wine.  It is an “Amarone, Port Style”  We pick the mulberries in June, dry them in our greenhouse, then soak them is a Pear Brandy for 4 months.  We then start the fermentation on our Bartlett Pear then fortify it with the Mulberry Mixture. 

 

The wine is then aged for 18 months in 5-year-old French Oak in order to incorporate the flavours.  Displays aromas and flavours of spiced pear, fig, and cassis.

Bottled Ciders

Peach Apricot

This semi-sweet cider has aromas of baked peaches, tropical fruit and spice with a juicy peach finish.

Apple Rhubarb Crisp

This semi-sweet cider is made with Honeycrisp Apples, Rhubarb and Vanilla. This wine presents a clean crisp flavour with a touch of tartness from the Rhubarb and a smooth hint of vanilla to finish.

Snow Apple

Extra Dry traditional English style cider made with apples from our 102-year-old apple tree blended with Pink Lady and Braeburn. Tart with a clean citrus finish.

Cherry Berry

Semi-dry apple, cherry, blackberry, and raspberry cider. Crisp with a sweet and rich dark berry finish.

Perry

This slightly semi-dry pear cider has a spicy palate with a crisp finish and a touch of sweetness

Canned Ciders

Snow Apple

Extra Dry traditional English style cider made with apples from our 102-year-old apple tree blended with Pink Lady and Braeburn. Tart with a clean citrus finish.

Apple Earl Grey

Calling all tea enthusiasts! This easy drinking, uncarbonated cider is a blend of Similkameen Valley apples, fermented bone dry and infused with delicious organic Earl Grey tea.

100 calories | 0 sugar | low carb | 4.5% alcohol

Certified organic | No compromise on taste!

Apple Rhubarb Crisp

This semi-sweet cider is made with Honeycrisp Apples, Rhubarb and Vanilla. This wine presents a clean crisp flavour with a touch of tartness from the Rhubarb and a smooth hint of vanilla to finish.

Peach Tea

This smooooth Peach Tea cider is made from a blend of Similkameen Apples and Peaches. It is fermented dry and is infused with organic roasted lemon peel and organic black tea.

100 calories | 0 sugar | low carb | 4.5% alcohol

Certified organic | No compromise on taste!

Cherry Berry

Semi-dry apple, cherry, blackberry, and raspberry cider. Crisp with a sweet and rich dark berry finish.

Cherry Coffee

If you like cold brew coffee, this one's for you! This organic cider is a blend of Simillkameen Cherries and is fermented dry and infused with organic Wolf Tree's Decaf and Guatemalan coffees.

100 calories | 0 sugar | low carb | 4.5% alcohol

Certified organic | No compromise on taste!

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