October 07, 2013 - 11:13 AM
Meadow Vista Honey Wines, North America's premier meadery and premium sparkling honey wine pioneer, is moving to Kelowna.
"I am joyful about finding the perfect location for Meadow Vista's modern artisan farm. The location on June Springs road is perfect for us and with over five acres of land, there will be plenty of room for expansion, both for the winery and the bees," Judie Barta, Queen Bee of Meadow Vista Honey Wines.
Meadow Vista Honey Wines has been making hand crafted honey wines since early 2009. Their mission is to empower people to make healthy choices that taste incredibly good by creating exquisite honey-based products in harmony with nature. They have been recognized both nationally and internationally with awards such as Best Winery at Winefest Calgary and Winefest Edmonton, and Gold at the Mazer Cup in Boulder, CO.
The new plans call for a large cellar, a gravity fed honey production facility, a tasting room and a storefront for purchasing wines and other bee-inspired products. The farm presently has half an acre of blackberries that will be used in a special wine to be released next year. The first stage of the landscape includes an edible flower garden, which will be a great place for bees as well as a new colorful offering for local restaurants and eco-foodies. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2013.
"Our business and products are based on sustainability and educating people on what is happening in the world of honeybees," explained Barta. "Honeybees are facing mass die offs due to mites and CCD or Colony Collapse Disorder. CCD is when entire colonies disappear. As of yet, we do not know how to stop these things from happening. We hope to raise awareness about how to best support honeybees, beekeepers and scientific research. Without bees to pollinate our crops, the world is in big trouble."
Meadow Vista Honey Wines can be purchased at our online shop, select Cold Beer and Wine Stores in BC and Alberta or call 1.250.862.2337.
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