Winery tours and tastings by appointment.
Spirit Hills offers winery tours and tasting by appointment. If you are interested how Alberta's grape-less wine is crafted and want to experience the magic of our cellar, give us a call or send us an email to book an appointment. You can buy wine directly from our winery at that time as well. Spirit Hills does not operate a store or tasting room with regular opening hours, so don't drive all the way out here without contacting us first.
Free delivery for wine orders
For customers who live in the region that stretches from Millarville to Bragg Creek, Calgary, Okotoks, High River and Long View, we offer free delivery for case and half case orders. Case and half cases can be mixed and matched. Simply place your order by sending us an email or giving us a call and your wine will be delivered at your doorstep.
Saskwatch wins Alberta Beverage Awards
The Alberta Beverage Awards are open to all alcoholic beverages consumed in Alberta. Over 500 beverages entered the competition. Spirit Hills' oaked red wine, Saskwatch, wan the Judges Selection in one of the categories. The official announcement will be made to the media in September.
First meads are bottled: Dande & Alberta's Red
Dande: The settlers wine, dandelion honey wine, is comparable in sweetness to a Chardonay. This golden mead integrates the smoothness of royal allure with the endurance of cowboy mystique.
Alberta's Red: Alberta's red wine. Red, dark and dry. A well balanced red mead with a fruity welcome that lingers on your tongue long after it is gone.
Winter's Glow: A mulled black mead, served warm. It will make your blood glow on even the coldest winter days. The perfect drink to warm up on a cold day - will be bottled in a limited quantity this week.
Southern Alberta's local award winning winery and home of Saskwatch, Dande, Redneck and Wild Rose Passion.
In a grape-less province Spirit Hills crafts a grape-less wine with strong structure and backbone expected of any high quality full bodied wine. Spirit Hills wines integrate ancient fermentation techniques with the creativity of Alberta's settlers and entrepreneurs to create a collection of white and red unique dry food friendly wines as well as a semi-sweet rose made from our provincial flower, Alberta's Wild Rose.
Spirit Hills wines are available in many high quality liquor stores in Southern Alberta among them almost all Coop Liquor stores. The Spirit Hills wines are being poured at some of the top restaurants in Calgary as well as the Banff Springs Hotel and Deer Lodge as they pair beautifully with the artistic food creations of some of the best chefs in Alberta.
Spirit Hills wines have charmed many of the top sommeliers in Alberta who all eagerly support our locally produced grape-less wines.
Winery tours and tastings are available by appointment. Here's a little peek into our winery.
So how do we create grape-less wine?
The grape is a wonderful fruit for wine. Its juice provides acidity and sugars for fermentation and its skin provides color, structure and yeast. In a grape-less province Spirit Hills obtains all those elements from different food ingredients. Honey provides us with fermentable sugars, soft honey undertones and structure. Rosehips and local berries like black currants and saskatoons provide acidity, flavor, color and structure, and local flowers provide seducing scent and taste elements. Just like with traditional red grape wine, the berries in our red wine are macerated in the fermenting wine for over three weeks to extract the colors and structure building flavor compounds and tannins from the skins. Additional structure and tannin in our award winning Saskwatch wine come from our oak barrel aging program.
Spirit Hills is owned and operated by the Bonjean family, whose lineage includes generations of French winemakers with vineyards in the Auvergne, France.
Spirit Hills' bees are sustainably managed and make their honey from the wild flowers of the pristine pastures and forests of the Rocky Mountain foothills.
The Spirit of Spirit Hills:
But Spirit Hills is more than just an artisan winery, it is a place of magic and transformation. Just like the bees transform the flower's nectar into honey and the yeast transforms honey into wine, the hills transform anyone who arrives to experience their magnificence and magic. People from across the planet have found their way to Spirit Hills to volunteer in the bee-yards and perma-culture organic garden. At Spirit Hills at home, we grow all of our food, have goats for milk and cheese, bake our bread, keep chickens and hunt for our meat. We live as closely to the land as we possibly can and the bees and wine are crafted in that spirit. All those who have visited left enriched with a deeper connection to the wonders of nature and a sense of purpose and self awareness they had not discovered before.
We invite you to try our wines, or organize a wine tasting and hope that your visit to Spirit Hills and the taste of our wines kindles your sense of discovery, play, love and magic.