95% Albertan with a touch of stolen grapes from B.C. - Sold out.
It's a dry honey wine, a fruit wine with lots of back bone and a red grape wine. It's a Bastard, pure Alberta with a touch of stolen grapes from B.C. This wine has hints of cinnamon, prairie berries, grapes and some soft tannins in the end. It is well aged in oak casks. It pairs beautifully with red meats. Best served at room temperature.
Only a few cases left, plus what is left in stores. Given that we bastardized our local philosophy with this wine we do not plan to bring it back in the near future and are focusing our red wine production and barreling program on Saskwatch.
Bastard pairs great with a good steak, roast or burger. It is spectacular with game and ginger beef. For side dishes, Bastard pairs well with more neutral and sweeter dishes, like carrots and peas, or spinach.
Spirit Hills Wine Cocktails
Spirit Hills Sangria (served over ice):
- 2 parts Bastard
- 1 part Sprite
- 1/2 part amber rum (not spiced)
- a splash of orange
- add fruit to your liking
- serve over ice and enjoy!
Spirit Hills Mulled Wine (the most delicious way to warm up on cold winter days after a tobogganing, skiing or a game of hockey).
Mix 3/4 cup of water with a half cinnamon stick, 6 cloves and 1/3 cup of sugar.
Let the mixture simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
Strain (or scoop) out the herbs.
Add 1 bottle of Bastard.
Heat but don't boil.
Serve hot & enjoy!
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
Thank you for making such a lovely mead! I didn't know what to expect from Alberta's Wild Rose but it was a wonderful bottle of wine! The flavour, the colour, the pure ingredients, fantastic!!
Shelley Smith, customer
Shared our first bottle of Dande this past weekend, and it was perfect! Dry enough for my husband to enjoy, but the underlying sweetness of the honey was just right for me. Wonderful experience, sharing and savoring our lovely mead wine. Might have to make this a Friday night tradition!
Tara Petersen, accredited Sommelier of the International Sommelier Guild
At first I was a bit skeptical when asked to profile the meads, but what a wonderful surprise it was to find local wines of such quality. Both Dande and Alberta's Red are well-structured and balanced wines with perfect acidity and an outstanding length. They are very food friendly, but can also be enjoyed all by themselves. And even though they are both dry, you can smell and taste the honey, it's almost like you can taste the sunshine and the flowering fields. These are wines that we Albertans can be proud of.
Jason Furgala, wine connoisseur
Visiting Spirit Hills is like visiting a quality winery in Sonoma or the Napa Valley. The visit will transport you to a different world and the wine will entirely amaze you and inspire you.