Krause Berry Farms Winery wins Fruit Wine of the Year for its cassis

Established only three years ago, the winery already takes double gold in Canadian competition

Known for their mile-high strawberry pies and delicious waffles, as well as their U-pick, Krause Berry Farms can now add wine of the year to their list.

With 1,401 fruit and grape entries from across Canada, Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery’s Cassis took the Double Gold medal and brought home the All Canadian Wine Championships “Fruit Wine of the Year.”

Krause Berry Farms is a family-run business that has been operating since 1974. Run by Alf and Sandee Krause, the farm keeps growing in things to do and sustainable food to harvest.

One of those things the Kraus’s decided to grow into was making wine from the fields. The winery was established only three years ago and has been winning awards ever since.

Receiving the Canadian award for “Best Fruit Wine of the Year” officially puts them on the wine tour map internationally.

Sandra Lee Kiechle began her wine making career in 1984.

After only three years producing wine for Krause Berry Farms Estate Winery, her passion and skill are bringing home top accolades and swaying even the purist of palettes.

The saloon style tasting room allows guests to saddle up to the bar and taste a few of their 22 varieties of wine.

Nestled amongst 200 acres, Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery has been serving the community and visitors from across the globe since 1974. Starting out with one small patch of strawberries, they have steadily grown into an agricultural destination offering a full scale bakery, winery, market, restaurants and u-pick berry fields. It has long offered the Farmer’s Table Cooking School as well.

This family friendly farm makes over 100 products from the food they grow in their fields. It hosts many large community events including the most recent butterfly release with $6,000 raised for Langley Hospice and Langley Lodge. In September, it will host the 23rd Feast of the Fields.

They are also doing a movie under the stars.

For event details go to krasueberryfarms.com.

BELOW:

Krause Berry Farms berry counting manager Madison Friesen held a flat of strawberries near the Aldergrove farm’s strawberry fields on June 28. The return of summer weather has helped the strawberry season along in the Fraser Valley, after it was dampened and delayed by a wet, cool spring. At Krause, there is a short window to get raspberries. Troy Landreville Langley Times