Rush Creek Wines has just been blessed with our first anniversary on November 8th, 2015.
It has been such a learning curve in many aspects of this business.
For those who have passed by on our tours, or joined me on my Sunday 5 cent tour, you saw that making fruit wines is a very involved process, particularly during the fermentation stages. Each fruit has its own fermentation schedule we learned.
Another major aspect, Ron and I can agree on, is that the wine making process requires heavy manual labour.
The greatest job we have is to taste on numerous occasions every single wine that we produce.
This chapter of my life begins with the making Rush Creek Wines, and farm. I've replanted not only the trees from the Carolinian here on the farm, but put in small batches of berries throughout. To be supportive of my farm I have had 27 fruit trees and numerous bushes such as blueberries, tayberry, loganberry, boysenberry and blackberries planted. How exciting it will be to watch them develop and add such beauty to the landscape about the farm. The old corral was torn down and replaced with a Blueberry patch and I am very excited to be a new farmer to the unique Pink Lemonade Blueberry!
I would like to personally send a whole lot of gratitude for your continued support, whether you are out for a drive, regular or new customers, you make our job much easier to show you our products alongside our exciting cheese selections.
I have had such a great time on my Sundays and Mondays here on the farm this past summer. Next year, my plan is a vegetable garden to be added as is my dream and intention in several years to be my own market.
Your support, enthusiasm and loyalty is very appreciated and we can't thank you enough.
Here's to year 2.
Our first year began with just basic recipes, which we needed to get our bottling going so we could open with a decent supply.
Since then Ron, the wine master and I have been creating such blends as Kiwi Strawberry and Kiwi Peach, Raspberry/Strawberry and the infamous Bonnie's Blend.
No recipe of this blend will be the same. Each drum will be in limited quantities.
We have crafted some blended wines, Pear/Apple and Cran/Apple. Memories is a delicious Cran/Apple Christmas blend we named in honour of my late husband Mike.
Black Currant, Watermelon, Yellow Plum, Purple Plum, to name a few which are coming out very soon. Exciting is our Blueberry which was almost a full year in the making and the tart but light body of our newest Cranberry Wine.
I have met so many old and new customers in this last year. It is so enjoyable to hear stories where folks were from. Areas such as Windsor, Sarnia, London, Bayfield and some in between. We celebrate the loyalty of our local customers as much as the ladies from Kentucky, and our United States customers. Thank you to the lady in the North West territories, and our online shopping customers as well.
Wine Master Ron
Hi, my name is Ron Barr and I am the new owner and wine maker at Rush Creek.
Master Wine Taster:
Hi my name is Bonnie.
I am the proud past owner of
'Rush Creek Wines'.
For more about Bonnie,