Top Breweries and Wineries to Visit This Fall in Abbotsford
Sometimes a small-town feel is all you need to have big-time fun, which even city life can’t guarantee you. Among the more popular destinations in the Metro Vancouver area, there are quite a few hidden gems to discover and neighbouring cities to venture out to, such as Abbotsford! Renowned as Canada’s raspberry capital, you’ll find this journey especially fruitful, not to mention some top-notch breweries and wineries you’ll get to taste along the way. Sip your way through Abbotsford by visiting one of these fantastic breweries or wineries and everything the Fraser Valley has to offer!
For Beer Lovers
If you love a cold one, Field House Brewing Co. is a great place to chug down a few. With a wood-burning fireplace, a tasting room and a good beer selection ranging from Whisky Sour Ale to Chamomile Belgian Blanche, you are guaranteed to have a good time. To top it all off, their Canteen offers farm-to-plate menu items using fresh produce that the Field House crew actually grew and harvested.
Just minutes off the highway, Ravens Brewing Company is a great drinking hole for European and West Coast beers, incorporating Abbotsford’s agricultural roots to create natural, tasty selections. Pink Guava Gose, Sumas Mountain Lager, and India Pale Ale (IPA) are among the drinks on tap at this popular Fraser Valley spot.
Thirsty for more? Visit Old Abbey Ales and you’ll be spoiled for choice with up to 25 beers on tap at this brewery! Beer connoisseurs will have a chance to try out their Sour Raspberry, Coastal IPA and Purple Drank. You can have any selection with their trademark hummus and crackers, tandoori chicken bites, and mini pizzas too.
For Wine Lovers
When you’re done hopping around looking for great craft beers, bring out the wine lover in you by checking out Mt. Lehman Winery. This award-winning winery features red wines such as Cabernet Libre, white wines like Unoaked Chardonnay, and sparklers such as Blanc De Blanc.
Next stop on your wine tour is Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery. This winery has an iconic Chapel Tasting Room where you can taste heaven in a glass with Frasers Gold Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, or Red Blend. The rolling fields and picturesque country roads surrounding this standout property make this an ideal place to capture your perfect Instagram photo! For more afternoon sips in the Mt. Lehman area, check out Singletree Winery. This heritage estate specializes in varietals like the Gruner Veltliner and Siegerrebe.
Other noteworthy spots to put on your to-do lists are Maan Farms Estate and Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery. Maan Farms Estate not only features various berry table wines, but it’s also home to the scariest corn maze in Canada and Mama Maan Kitchen. If you’re interested in mead, you can find honey wines that are worth buzzing about at Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery! Bee lovers will also be able to take beekeeper courses offering a different type of buzz.
Where to Stay
If you’re ready to pack your bag for an easy weekend getaway, book your stay at Coast Abbotsford Hotel. The hotel is conveniently located near restaurants, shopping malls, and bars. We recommend taking advantage of their Stay & Dine Spaghetti Package which includes accommodation and a $25 gift certificate to The Old Spaghetti Factory. Enjoy great amenities and features, such as:
● Free Wi-Fi
● Complimentary breakfast buffet
● Complimentary outdoor parking
● Indoor swimming pool & whirlpool
● Pet-friendly and wheelchair-accessible rooms
Approximately an hour’s drive from Vancouver, Abbotsford showcases B.C.’s finest treasures. Whether it’s for a romantic or family getaway, you’ll love discovering hidden gems in Abbotsford with your loved ones.