Tours & Tastings
Some suggestions for Bachelorette & Adult Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Interest Groups, Friends Afternoon Out…
Wine Tasting Experience for Groups of 20 & more
Come visit our unique, award winning Estate Winery, nestled in the Oak Ridges Moraine. You will hear how passionate Fred – the wine maker & apple farmer – is, when he talks about the history of the family farm, orchard management, wine making process… Guests will sample 4 different wines. Sparkling Non-alcoholic ciders are available for those who choose them rather than the wines.
Cost: $5.00/person. A minimum of 20 people is required.
- Sample of a cheese or dessert with a wine $6.00/person
- Sample of a cheese & a dessert with a wine $7.00/person
This experience is approximately 1 hour. Upon completion, guests are welcome to shop & browse through our boutique full of unique products & gift basket ideas.
Wine Tasting Session for Groups of up to 10: $125/flat fee
Enjoy a casual & personal wine tasting experience with our wine maker, Fred Archibald. Taste 4 wines, talk about food matches, history… whatever your group is interested in hearing. Fred always shares some savoury or sweet treat to enjoy with a wine too.
Wine Maker’s Walk, Talk & Tasting:
Groups of 10 people required or flat fee of $200. Subject to seasonal changes. Must be booked 2 weeks in advance.
Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery is a 40 acre Apple Orchard nestled in the foothills of the Oakridge Moraine. Fred Archibald has been crafting Ontario fruit wines for over 19 years; growing apples for almost 40 years. He presses & ferments his own apples, as well as other locally grown fruit. This is an Estate Winery, meaning that the pressing, fermentation & bottling is all done on site. Archibald’s Wine List boasts a wide range, from very dry table wines to sparkling ciders to decadent dessert wines. Something for every palate!
Guests will enjoy a narrated walk through the orchard (12,000 trees & 11 varieties) with Farmer Fred who is also the Winemaker. You will get a chance to see what Fred is working on that day & perhaps even try it out yourself depending on the task at hand. Next is the Tasting Experience with 4 distinctly different wines to sip & savour. Learn how to properly taste wine, pair wines with foods, etc… A special treat – Two of the wines will be paired with a cheese or a dessert.
Cost: $20 per person or flat fee of $200 for less than 10 people.
Guests will have the opportunity to browse through our winery boutique & farm market (in season). However, we are unable to provide sampling of wine.
We can accommodate catered meals! Depending on the group size & seasonal weather, guests may sit outside in the covered patio area or inside. Let us know what you are looking for & we will consult with our local caterers for pricing, as well as options!
- Tyrone Mills – minutes away
- Bowmanville Museum
- Visual Arts Centre
- Bowmanville’s Historical Walking Tour & Downtown Bowmanville with Restaurants & Stores for shopping – 10 minutes away
- Conservation Areas, Jungle Cat World & Bowmanville Zoo – 10 minutes away
- Parkwood Estate (20 min.)
Coach Parking: Yes
Complimentary Policy: Bus driver & escort
Please note that bookings are dependent upon the wine maker’s availability.
*Prices are subject to change without notice