November 2023 Newsletter

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Happy November!

Have you ever felt so blessed that you just had to pinch yourself to make sure you aren’t dreaming? We have been lucky to live that everyday as owners of this amazing winery. This shop has soared to heights we didn’t even think were imaginable, let alone attainable, but we did it!

We have come a long way over the last 11 years. You have humbled us by voting us BEST place to make Wine & Beer for 9 consecutive years. You have invited us into your lives with great conversation and friendly banter. You have spoiled us with encouragement, gifts and laughter and most importantly, you supported us in succeeding in our dreams.

We have Exciting News!! The time has come for our next dream to begin…

We are over-the-moon ecstatic to announce that as of November 1st, the Flying Fish Winery is under new ownership!

Please join us in welcoming Daniel, his wife Karen and their gorgeous family that moved all the way from Newfoundland, to start a dream of their own. They will be taking excellent care of all of your needs and bringing some refreshing changes to the winery over time. We know you will show them the same love and encouragement that you have shown us for so long.

You will still see us around for a bit, as we pass on the baton.

From the bottom of our hearts, the two of us would like to truly thank you…

Thank you for believing in us and thank you for trusting and supporting us over all these years.
Thank you for being part of the Flying Fish Family!

This part of our lives will live fondly in our hearts, as will all of you. We are blessed.

Dream Big!
We will miss you!


Derek & Melanie

Derek & Mel

Have you met Daniel?

Here he is pictured with his wife, Karen, daughter, Lesley, & son, Jacob.

I have a deep love and enthusiasm for wine which has lead me from coast to coast. Now nestled in the heart of the Saanich peninsula I have broadened opportunities to act upon my passion for customer service. Blended with education, experience, and my keen palate, I will be very useful to every level of winemaker.


Daniel, Karen and family

Check out our specials!
These wines are some of Daniel & Karen’s favourites AND if you start them this week, they will be ready for the holiday season!
Fruit Season is STILL going!
and that means our crush pad is a very busy place. Thank you for your patience while we return phone calls and emails!
Upcoming Closures:
Saturday November 11We hope you have a fabulous Month!
See you soon!
Cheers from
The Gang at the Flying Fish!

On Sale until November 30, while supplies last.
Pinot Grigio
ItalyAn 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 5 weeks.
SALE: 162.99
reg: 178.24

Sauvignon Blanc
Ontario Straw in colour with a refreshing grassy nose; bold herbal tones and fresh citrus flavours on the palate. This wine is as delightful as a cool Ontario Fall day, its finish both long and fruity.From the Cru International Line.
Ready to bottle in 5 weeks.
SALE: 162.99
reg: 178.24  

ChileAromas of crushed blackberries and vanilla follow through to a densely packed palate boasting chocolate and abundant oak tones. This wine showcases the Malbec grape at its best.From the the Cru Select Line.
Ready to bottle in 7 weeks.
SALE: 193.99  
reg: 209.24  

Rosso Grande
Italy Deep ruby-garnet colour and spicy oak aromas, bursting with vibrant flavours of ripe berries and black cherries. This is a classic, food-friendly Italian style red wine.From the Cru Select Line.
Ready to bottle in 7 weeks.
SALE: 193.99  
reg: 209.24  

FranceStyled after the famous wines from France’s renowned Beaujolais winemaking region, our Cru International French Gamay Style features the primary red wine grape grown in Beaujolais, the Gamay Noir. This light-medium bodied red wine is best consumed in its youth. Cherries and plums fill the nose while sweet cherry follows through to the palate, where it lingers gracefully.From the Cru International Line.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
SALE: 166.99  
reg: 182.24  

Pre-Order My Monthly Special Now

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

win wine!

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*