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Barr Estate Winery

Book your tour today at the Barr Estate Winery - a working sheep and fruit farm! Take a stroll through the fields of raspberry, rhubarb and sour cherries and see where all of the action takes place in their winery while enjoying a taste of their wines.

Barr Estate Winery is a family business that was established in 2009 just outside of Sherwood Park. Owners, Rick and Amy Barr have worked in heart research for more than 20 years at the University of Alberta and they use their scientific training to create fruit wines of impeccable quality. Along with their partners, Mike and Jeanette Cholowsky, who are Amy’s parents, the family produces three fruit wines: The Other Red™, from raspberries, The Barb™, from rhubarb and The Rhuby™, from rhubarb and strawberries which are all locally sold.

Barr Estate Winery grows its own fruit, without the use of herbicides or pesticides, and handpick each piece of fruit for their wines. With a sustainable farming approach, they use compost from the farm to fertilize the plants and leave the rest to mother nature.

They believe in having a true representation of the fruit, and through applying cool fermentation techniques, they extend the fermentation time which helps retain volatiles and esters which translate to an improved bouquet and fruit characteristics. They also do not add fining agents, sorbate, or any sulfates upon bottling.

Cost
Adults (must be 18 years of age or older to taste): $15.00
Children (under 18): Free

Tours and Tastings

By appointment only