Field Stone Winery – Fruity wines

Field Stone Wines

Field Stone Wines

On our first visit to the Kingsland Farmer’s Market on Macleod Trail south, we discovered an Alberta winery that specializes in making fruit wines. Field Stone is the first business who was granted a licence under Alberta’s new cottage winery regulations. ¬†When asked about their location, they said they were situated near Strathmore. All their wines are made from 100% Alberta fruit. Almost 90% of the fruit are grown on the orchards near Strathmore.

Head out to the Kingsland Farmers Market from Thursday to Sunday and try out their wines. Try their fruit wines which ranges from dry to sweet. Or if you have sweet palate, try their dessert wines, especially the blackcurrant and raspberry.

Last week, they had a special where if you buy the Raspberry Fruit Wine at the regular price, you can buy the second bottle for 20% off. We asked about the dessert wines and they said the offer will be for the dessert wines. They will alternate throughout the summer with the different fruits, so here’s your chance to stock up on some delicious wines that are made locally.

We’re stocking up for Christmas stocking stuffers. I know it’s a long time from now but I think they will age nicely.

 

Oh! K-Country

Moose grazing in the meadows

Moose grazing in the meadows

One of the best places to see wildlife is K-Country or Kananaskis. Take 16th Avenue and head west out of town. Watch for signs to Kananaskis, take the exit and make a left turn. Drive south until Barrier Lake then stop for a photo. After Barrier Lake, there will be some spectacular scenery on your right. Pull over safely and take some photographs.

On our drive out yesterday, we saw two bambis. They were standing on the roadside so I slowly pulled over to the shoulder and turned on my hazards. We watched them and took several photos of them. After a while, they hopped across the road and into the trees.

We decided to drive further. After 10 minutes, I noticed a coyote running along the grassy area down from the highway. We didn’t stop but we admired his trot. Another 10 minutes and we noticed a line of cars parked to the right. We decided to join them and soon after, noticed that there was a moose grazing in the meadows.