August 2023 Newsletter

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August Newsletter

Hello August!

Is summer going by as fast for you as it is for us??

Check out our specials!
Life is better with bubbles… Our famous Prosecco Style Sparkling Wine is on special this month! Ready to bottle in only 5 weeks! Plus we have loads of other wines that are perfect for winding down summer and getting cozy for the fall!
See the full list below…
or come in person and check out our in-store specials for more discounts!

Last Call for California Fresh Grape Wines & Cali 12 Collection Harvest is Only Months Away!
We can see many of you are signed up by the number of orders we have received, but if you haven’t already… It’s time to pre-order your Fresh Grape Reds and Cali 12 Collection Whites! Orders and deposits must be in by August 15, 2023
Fresh Grape Pinot Noir will ALSO be available this year!
See below for all the details! Space is limited! 

Watch your step! Fruit Season is HERE…
and that means our crush pad is in full swing!
Making cider, wine or dessert wines with your homegrown fruit is a great way to use it up! See below for more details!

Upcoming Closures:
Saturday August 5 (BC Day Long Weekend)
Saturday September 2 (Labour Day Long Weekend)

We hope you have a fabulous August! See you soon!

Cheers from
The Gang at the Flying Fish!

On Sale until August 31, while supplies last.
German Gewürztraminer
Spicy notes, typical of Gewürztraminer are complemented by aromas of roses, lychees and tropical fruit. Elderflowers bringout intense fruity characteristics.
From the Cru Select Line.
Ready to bottle in 7 weeks.
SALE:  189.99
reg:  205.24

California Chardonnay
Captivating flavours of green apple and tropical fruit enhance an upfront floral bouquet as is expected by the finest California Chardonnays. It will develop to reveal layers of ripe fruit and integrated oak.
From the The Cru International Line.
Ready to bottle in 5 weeks.SALE:  162.99
reg:  178.24

Italian Verdicchio
Herbal aromas dominate the bouquet, while flavours of lemon and pear entice the palate. The finish is crisp and clean. A refreshing style white wine.
From the The Cru International Line.
Ready to bottle in 5 weeks.SALE:  162.99
reg:  178.24

Prosecco Style Sparkling Wine
Life is better with bubbles! This sparkling refreshing wine is what you need in your life. Crisp, clean and refreshing with notes of citrus and pears, perfectly sparkled. Now you can celebrate every day!
From the Cru International Line.
Ready to bottle in 5 weeks.

*requires bottles that are suitable for carbonation, regular wine bottles will explode*
SALE:  169.99
reg:  185.24

Australian Pinot Noir
An elegant wine bursting with flavours of ripe black cherries, red berry fruits, and delicate spice notes on the palate superbly balanced with oak.
From the En Primeur Winery Series Line.
Ready to bottle in 9 weeks.SALE:  215.99
reg:  231.24

Washington Merlot
A cooler climate style Merlot from Washington., this wine features classic flavours of cassis and chocolate. It is dark and rich with complex notes of blackberries and velvety tannins.
From the Cru International Line.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.SALE:  209.24
reg:  224.24

Pre-Order My Monthly Special Now

Choose from our famous award winning wines!  Made from the finest California Grapes that we import every October. These are the best we have to offer.  Due to limited space, we can only sell 100 batches this year and the list is filling up quickly.

Click the link below to see the tasting notes for our
Trinity,  Meritage Style, and Old Vine Zinfandel Wines.
314.99 each

By popular demand, we have decided to also
include Pinot Noir in our portfolio this year!

These grapes are from the Northern Coastal region of California. Pinot Noir is the most highly prized grape in the world and is also known as the “Heartbreak Grape” due to it being one of the most difficult grapes to grow (properly) and balancing out a wine that is low in tannins and higher in acidity takes a lot of patience! Pinot Noir is one of my very favourite wines. We have been perfecting our Pinot Noir over the last 7 years and we are excited to add it to our line up. Please see our tasting notes below as they are not included on our website since this is a limited edition.

Pinot Noir
This stunning and graceful red wine is medium bodied and lighter in colour. Its bouquet is inviting and hits you with ripe, fresh dark cherries, raspberries, vanilla and baking spices that follow through to the flavour with just a hint of earthy, forest floor. The mouthfeel is silky and soft. Its tannins are subtle and the finish is so, so smooth. Serve cool to the touch. Pairs perfectly with anything mushroomy.
319.99 each

When you are ready to order, please click on the red button below to Pre-Order
or call us at 250-652-8818.
Secure your private reserves with a deposit of 100.00 per batch.
First Come, First Served!
Orders must be in by August 15, 2023

These stunning reds will be ready to bottle in late February, early March of 2024 and benefit from at least 1 year of aging, all the way up to 5 years.

Reserve My Fresh Grape Red Wines

Pre-Order you Cali 12 Fresh Juice White Wines today!

Wines made with 100% un-adulterated, pure, unpasteurized juice from California’s Central Valley.

These fabulous whites will be ready to bottle in early January of 2024 and benefit from at least 6 months of aging, all the way up to 3 years.

When you are ready to order, please click on the red button below to Pre-Order
or call us at 250-652-8818.
Secure your private reserves with a deposit of 100.00 per batch.
Limited Spaces! First Come, First Served!
Orders must be in by August 15, 2023

Cali 12 Fresh Juice Wines
229.99 each

Classic Chardonnay
This beautiful wine opens with hints of apple and apricot, finishing with toasted coconut lingering on the palate. Aged on French oak to showcase its old world character.

Buttery Chardonnay (238.99)
Oozing with tropical fruit, pears, creamy vanilla and honey. This big, showstopper wine has a soft, round, buttery mouthfeel, with perfectly balanced acidity. Perfect for the “I only drink red” wine lover. Malolactic fermented. Aged on American oak.

Fumé Blanc
Our version of the classic, made popular by the great Robert Mondavi, is a rounder, richer version of a Sauvignon Blanc. With flavours of melon and pineapple and a slight toasted finish. Aged on French oak, just like in the Loire Valley.

French Colombard
This aromatic white leads with a bouquet of peaches and zesty lime, with a lingering nectarine and grapefruit finish. Refreshing, light to medium bodied. Unoaked.

Off dry and citrusy, this beloved wine is perfectly balanced with lychee and tropical fruit tones. Aromatic and spicy, a crowd pleaser for sure. Fermented with elderflowers. Unoaked.

Sauvignon Blanc
Tropical and floral, our version has hints of pineapple, peach and gooseberry. Balanced acidity and passionfruit on the finish. Summer in a glass. Unoaked.

Due to freight issues, we are only able to bring up the California Juices for our Cali 12 Collection once this year. Don’t miss out!

Reserve My California Fresh Juice White Wines

Fruit Season Is Here!

It’s a BIG Plum Season this year!
Turn your plums into a cider or wine this year! 

40 pounds (makes 23 litres) 189.99
20 pounds (makes 11.5 litres) 104.99

Please note:
Fresh, frozen or a combination of both is all accepted. No Need To Pit.

Our processing time takes about 6-8 weeks. Sparkling wines and dessert style wines are also available at an extra cost, please ask us for details. Prices include everything except bottles.

All products are professionally balanced and are completely customizable. Whether you are making wine, cider, dessert wine, or even sparkling wine, we can turn your harvest into something special.

*Please note bottles that can hold carbonated beverages must be used for carbonated products.

Call 250-652-8818 to book your drop off appointment!
Check out our website for more details and everything you want to know about fruit processing!

Fruit questions? Click here to email us!

Ready to bottle? bottles with various shrink caps
  Call us at 250-652-8818
Click on the button below to email us your availability!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Mel D. our Monthly Winner!

Mel, you have won a
craft wine kit of your choice!

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

A good friend brings a bottle of wine to share.
A really, really good friend refers you to Flying Fish Winery!
Did you know we have a referral bonus here? When you send a friend to start making their wine here with us, we will give you $50 OFF your next batch made on premises and your friend will save 10% OFF their first batch, or a  receive a FREE set of wine bottles to get them started!*some restrictions apply, see us for details*