What we can do
with your fruit

APPLE

Fresh & Firm
100lbs Wine – $145
100lbs Cider – $125
200lbs Cider- $185

PEAR

Fresh & Firm
Wine 110lbs – $145
Cider 110lbs – $125
Cider 220lbs- $185

BLACKBERRY

Frozen
30lbs Wine – $135
30lbs Port – $185
Ask about Cider

PLUM

Frozen & Lg. Pitted
45lbs Wine – $135
45lbs Sherry – $185
Ask about Cider

GRAPE

Fresh or Frozen
60lbs Wine – $135

STRAWBERRY

Frozen
25lbs Wine – $135

RHUBARB

Chopped & Frozen
25lbs Wine – $135

BLUEBERRY

Frozen
60lbs Wine – $135
60lbs Port – $185

RASPBERRY

Frozen
25lbs Wine – $135

FIG

Frozen
50lbs Sherry – $185

CHERRY

Frozen
40lbs Wine – $135
40lbs Port – $185

KIWI

Frozen
Cut in half
35lbs Wine – $135

PINEAPPLE

Fresh
Peeled & Chopped
25lbs Wine – $135
25lbs Sherry – $185

TAYBERRY

Frozen
30lbs Wine – $135
30lbs Port – $185

PEACH

Fresh & pitted
75lbs Wine – $135
75lbs Sherry – $185

CRANBERRY

Frozen
35lbs Wine – $135
35lbs Port – $185

Tastes like summer.
Our Cowichan Valley is rich with fruit. So rich, it’s hard to know what to do with it all. We are spoiled with an abundance of wild blackberries, bursting cherry trees, and too many apples to know what to do with — you can only make so much apple pie!  Put your overflowing buckets of juicy plums and strawberries to good use: turn them into wine, cider, port and sherry so delicious you can taste the cheer of summer even in the depths of winter.

Your fruit is in good hands.
McBarley’s is the only on-premises wine-making facility on Vancouver Island big enough — like 6000 square-foot big — to accommodate all the fruit you need to make your very own wine, cider, port, and sherry.  We’ve also got the latest fruit-pressing equipment to get the best out of your fruit. And we’ve got Erick, who helped design McBarley’s fruit production set up from scratch. So he knows a thing or two about it.

Can we combine fruit?
Yes, there are lots of options. For example – strawberry/rhubarb wine, apple/berry or apple/plum cider. Call the store to find out about more about combining fruit to make wine or cider.

Why so much fruit?
There are two ways to produce fruit wines: With 100% fruit, or by mixing fruit with wine concentrate. We produce fruit wines using 100% of your own fruit.

Please note
Bringing in extra Blackberries, Raspberries & Cranberries will enhance the taste when making port.  Blackberry, Raspberry & Cranberry Port can be fortified with Brandy at the time of bottling. A 750ml bottle of brandy would fortify 30 bottles (750ml). Please let us know at the time of bottling if you wish to fortify your port.

Some customers have flavoured their cider with berries, honey, cinnamon & nutmeg, ginger, fennel, and lime. If you have a flavour in mind, please suggest it!

We are juicing apples & pears from Aug-Dec.
Please call the store
to make an appointment
before picking your fruit