Cannon Estate Winery opens in Abbotsford
A brand new winery opened earlier this month in Abbotsford.
Cannon Estate Winery, located at 30523 Burgess Ave. in West Abbotsford, officially opened on November 16 and owners Andi and Justin Manuel aim to prove that the Fraser Valley is a hidden gem in the Canadian wine space.
The couple, originally from the Greater Vancouver area, moved to the Fraser Valley 10 years ago and after buying 20 acres of land, they were inspired by memories of summers in the Okanagan to plant a vineyard .
The couple called on Patrick Blandin, an experienced winegrower and winemaker, to create the ideal growing conditions for their property. They also reached out to top winemakers in the Okanagan for additional expertise.
After all the planning and preparation, the vineyard was first planted in 2018 and the first harvest took place in 2021. Today approximately 12.4 of the 20-acre property is under vines with 16 varietals planted on 23 different plots. The grape varieties include Chardonnay, Muscat, Petite Milo, Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir and others.
The CEW produces wine under two labels – Cannon and The Wick. The main difference between the two is that Cannon wines are made using French winemaking techniques, and The Wick wines are made using a combination of New World and Old World winemaking techniques. World.
They are now open to the public and the hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
For more information, visit cannonwinery.ca.