August 2021 Newsletter

Happy August!
We hope you are having a fabulous summer so far!

We are in full Fruit Season swing now! Our crush pad is a busy place… Please watch your step!
Call us for your fruit drop off appointment! Currently accepting appointments 3 weeks before your planned harvest.
Fresh and Frozen fruits are accepted

This month we have a few selections of wines from
the Cru International Line on special this month. These wines are perfect for soaking in the late patio and BBQ Season. Ready to bottle in only 6 weeks!

Lodi Valley Fresh Grape Wine
Choose from these fabulous wines: Flying Fish Trinity, Flying Fish Meritage Style and Flying Fish Old Vine Zinfandel.
Check out the tasting notes below!
Secure your private reserve today with a deposit! There is a shortage of grapes this year. We have to place our orders earlier than normal! 
Place your orders by August 15, 2021!
(That’s less than 2 weeks away!)

Well….. It looks like we have depleted the California wine juice stocks! We are currently accepting Pre-Orders for the 2021 Cali 12 Collection wines. Whites will be available to import starting mid September and Reds will be available to import mid October. This month, we are featuring the last of the
Cali 12 Collection Riesling, at $15.00 OFF. Only 4 left!

Stay Healthy & Happy!!
We hope you are having a Fabulous day!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

various wines in glasses check out what's on special this month

August Specials Available 3 – 31

white wine in glass

California Riesling

Enjoyed both dry or off dry, this aromatic wine has hints of minerality and green apple. Floral honey notes and a slight petroleum nose, typical of this style of wine, is delightfully crisp and satisfying. Un-oaked.
From our Cali 12 Collection line.
Ready to bottle in 12 weeks.

SALE: 199.99

reg: 214.99

white wine pouring in glasses

Italian Pinot Grigio
An enticing deep apple and grapefruit bouquet with apple and citrus notes that follow through to the palate and linger with a dry finish.This Pinot Grigio is made in the true northern Italian style.
From the Cru International line.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

SALE: 149.99
reg: 164.99

German Riesling
As Germany’s leading grape variety, this Riesling is aromatic, displaying flowery, almost perfumed aromas, which nicely combine with high acidity.
From the Cru International line.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

SALE: 149.99
reg: 164.99

red wine pouring

BC Pinot Noir
As one would expect from a BC style Pinot Noir, this wine features aromas of black cherries and fresh strawberries. Silky tannins while subtle notes of pepper and spice round out the palate.

From the Cru International line.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

SALE: 154.99
reg: 169.99

red wine toasting

Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
A classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a nose of blackcurrants, dark chocolate, and subtle toasty notes with hints of coffee and vanilla notes on the palate.
From the Cru International line.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

SALE: 159.99
reg: 174.99

Secure Your Private Reserve NOW! Limited Space Available!
Cut Off is Saturday August 15, 2021. 

These grapes will be picked and loaded onto reefer trucks in the beginning of October. They will make their way to Flying Fish Winery where they will be crushed and fermented into the most amazing, award-winning, craft wines you will ever experience. Using Malolactic fermentation, these wines will be velvety, robust and fabulous. Ready to bottle in Spring 2022. You won’t find these anywhere else but here! Did you know a good quality bottle of Lodi Valley Meritage is about $40 a bottle? Your private reserve is only 299.99 for 30 bottles. Don’t miss this opportunity!
See below for what we are offering this year!

Flying Fish Meritage Style

This is a food lovers wine. Big, bold and full-bodied. Complex aromas of black currant, bing cherry, chocolate and coconut, followed by cinnamon and fruitcake spices. It is dry and well balanced with mature and firm tannins. Flavours of bright-red cherries and plums lead to a long harmonious finish, leaving you wanting more. Velvety in the mouth yet delivers robust multi-layered flavours on the palate.
This is not a wine for amateurs.
This is a seductress on the hunt. Best aged, if you can wait!

Pairs perfectly with grilled foods. Flash up the BBQ and enjoy!

Flying Fish Trinity

The inviting ruby colour invites the nose to enjoy the subdued spiciness of anise and sage offered by the Merlot, the floral notes of violets from the Cabernet Sauvignon, and the vegetative notes provided by the Tempranillo. The balance is dry with a good tannin structure and it finishes with long, clean, fruit-forward flavours.
These 3 grape varietals work together to create a perfect dance where the aromas carry through to the palate. This wine is well integrated and will continue to develop and improve for 5 years.
Pair with rich foods.

Flying Fish Old Vine Zinfandel

This dark ruby Lodi Valley classic opens with a rich bouquet of black currant, blackberries and black pepper with a hint of warming spices. It is beautifully balanced with a hints of French oak and medium-firm tannins. It continues to develop over a medium-long finish with jammy flavours of dark fruits, figs and spice cake.
Compliments all grilled foods and dark chocolate.

Cali 12 Collection logo

Wines made with 100% Unadulterated, Pure Juice.
12 week fermentation.
The next level of your winemaking experience.

reg. 214.99 – 219.99
made on premises

We are currently accepting Pre-Orders for the 2021 Cali 12 Collection wines. Whites will be available to import starting mid September and Reds will be available to import mid October.


Cabernet Sauvignon
Mixed Black
Pinot Noir
Premium Burgundy
Ruby Cabernet
Old Vine Zinfandel

Whites & Blushes:

Chardonnay (Classic)
Chardonnay (Buttery)
Chenin Blanc
French Columbard
Fumé Blanc
Johannisberg Riesling
Sauvignon Blanc
Grenache Blush
Zinfandel Blush

Ready to bottle? bottles with various shrink caps

  Call us at 250-652-8818
Click on the button below to email us your availability!


We continue to maintain a safe and healthy workplace and shop environment.

On top of our routine cleaning after each client, we are taking proactive steps by booking appointments at a staggered time, so safe distances can be maintained at our bottling stations. We are sanitizing before and after each client for bottling and ordering.

Please do not enter if you are or have been sick in the last 14 days.


  • Please use the hand sanitizer at our front desk before and after ordering. 
  • Please wash your hands before and after bottling.

If you have an appointment booked and are experiencing ANY symptoms of a respiratory sickness, we kindly ask that you call to rebook your appointment.

win wine!

CONGRATULATIONS to Cleo G. our Monthly Winner!

Cleo, you have won a
Cali 12 Collection 100% Juice Wine or En Primeur Winery Series kit of your choice!

Want to be like Cleo?
With every purchase, enter your name in our fishbowl!
Good Luck!

If you are as proud of your wines as we are…. Send a Friend!
Your friend will receive a welcome bonus of 10% off any regular priced wine OR Free Bottles
and you will receive
$50 OFF your next craft wine kit
made on premises!
*some restrictions apply, see us for details*