COVID 19 UPDATE

Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery is here for you! We’re currently welcoming people in the Winery & Apple Market. Masks, sanitizing & distancing are required. Sorry but no tasting indoors.  However, we will be offering tasting in our “Outdoor Winery” Saturdays & Sundays from 11 – 4.  Hours for the fall are Weekdays:  Monday to Friday 10 – 4:30.  Weekends:  9 – 4:30.  Stay safe everyone!

What’s Happening

It’s Picking Time!

Picking time is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited!  We kicked things off this weekend with the Silken and Gala apples.  Next on the list will be Honey Crisp and McIntosh starting September 19th.  More varieties to follow!  We will provide start dates as soon as we are …

Apple thinning

Apples Need Space

Apples need “social distance” too! Even apples need to maintain personal space! Six inches between apples on the same branch is the rule of thumb. Pollination was very good this spring.  Too good in some varieties.  So, our big job in the orchard right now is thinning down the crop …

Canada Day Bonus Bottle

Canada Day Bonus

Bonus bottle, eh! In the spirit of celebrating the birth of our great nation, we’re offering something very Canadian.  When you purchase 6 bottles of wine or hard cider, you will receive a “bonus bottle” of our Canadian Maple dessert wine.  It’s very decadent & very delicious!  May we suggest …

Father's Day Bundle

Father’s Day

Calendar Alert coming up June 21st! It’s time to give thanks to those real life superheroes.  We love this quote: “To the world you are a Dad.  To our family you are the world.”  Author Unknown So true!  Let your Dad know how much he brightens your world with a …

Honey Bundle with Billy

We were live!

Mission Accomplished! The orchard is such a spectacular place to see during blossom time.  There are quite a range of colours ranging from pure white to various shades of pink, depending on the apple varieties.   The amount of bloom gives us an indication of potential crop.  However, we need bees …

Becky Bee Scouting

Virtual Bee Orchard Walk

This Saturday, May 30th at 1 p.m. join Fred & his partner Billy Bumble Bee on the Honey Bee Orchard Blossom Tour live streaming on Facebook.  You’ll see bee hives & blossoms.  And you’ll learn why it’s so important to have bees in the orchard during blossom time. Videos from …

Mother's Day 2020

Mother’s Day

We’ve been saluting and thanking all of the amazing front line workers lately who really are everyday heroes.  Next week it is time to salute another form of hero – our mothers! Because… they are the front line workers on the “home front” every day! I love this quote:  “Mothers …

Tree planting

We’re planting more trees this spring!  500 McIntosh went into the ground yesterday, just in time for Earth Day today. There’s a reason for planting more of this apple varietal.  Many of our wines & ciders are made using McIntosh juice.  Our dry McIntosh Wine & all of the Hard …

Delivery to your door

Free shipping

FREE SHIPPING! Yes, you read right.  For a limited time, we’re offering Free Shipping when you order 4 bottles of Wine and/or Hard Cider online   It’s really easy.  Just go to the Archibalds web site and choose your selection.  The coupon for free shipping will pop up automatically after you …

Curb Side Service Only

I  hope that this post finds you well.  We will get through this! I don’t know about you but I’m realizing just how much I liked & miss my daily routines right now.  We are such creatures of habit!  I’ve also noticed that the opportunities to be spontaneous are so …