Tours & Tastings

Archibald's Orchard

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.

Options:

  • 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 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.  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 (8,000 trees & 13 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

Shopping Only:

Guests will have the opportunity to browse through our winery boutique & farm market (in season).  However, we are unable to provide sampling of wine.

Catered Lunch:

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!

Nearby Attractions:

  • 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