Having a beautiful location and dynamic family history provides for some interesting details for our property. In the past, we have hosted Mikhail Gorbachev, Pierre Trudeau, David Peterson and the list goes on. My ancestors told tales of Billy The Kid and Jesse James coming through our neck of the woods too!
The "Staff Mountain Bell" is one of only 500 - a very rare cold weather bell made in Birmingham England in 1869. Of the 500, 450 went to Russia and 50 were destined for Canada. This unique find has been in the family for decades and bids a cordial "good bye" to group tours as they leave.
This Mill Stone is an original to the family estate used in a Gristmill, grinding grains into flour. This Gristmill was located at the lower east end of the property near the pond, utilising the 16 Mile Creek to drive it. It is a rare one piece mill stone, as others of the day were composed in segments. The missing piece from the bottom mysteriously found its way into a local home's fireplace mantel...
Brix Alpha (2009-2020) was the original Winery Dog. A purebred Bernese Mountain Dog of exceptional good looks and character, Brix greeted all our guests for 11 years, obliging them with slow rollovers so they could better rub his tummy. Much loved vineyard ambassador and Director of Barketing, Brix lives on through his Brix Approved stickers attached to every bottle.
Brix Bravo (b. 2021) joined the winery in July 2021, fulfilling the legacy left by his predecessor -- greeting guests, asking for belly rubs, and making everyone smile with his antics!