COVID 19 UPDATE

Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery is here for you! We’re currently welcoming a limited number of people in the Winery & Apple Market. Masks, sanitizing & distancing are required. Sorry but there is no Wine Tasting at this time.  Stay safe everyone!

What’s Happening

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

In the store anyways.  Like everyone else we have been enjoying this lovely warm fall weather.  But the calendar says it is November 12th which means only 6 weekends until Christmas!  Time to make a list and get shopping.  We are here to help!  Check out this year’s line up …

Empty orchard with rainbow

It’s a wrap

The 2020 apple season is over for another year and what a year it was!  During the summer, we anxiously watched while the berry growers maneuvered through the pandemic.  We asked ourselves:  “What sort of changes do we need to make with our pick your own apple system to keep …

Birds eye view of Winery

Picking on Pause

Picking is on “Pause” for a week while we wait for the late varieties of apples to mature, finish off & get their true flavour.  We will reopen pick your own apples on Saturday, October 10th with Ambrosia, Ida Red, Mutsu & Red Delicious.  No reservations are required.  It’s first …

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 …