". . . it is the roots that give it substance."
Greetings. We are a family owned and operated winery in a little slice of Zion, [heaven] in the tranquil Mount Newton Valley. We had always dreamed of owning a winery and in the spring of 2000 our dream was born. Beverly, an ardent winemaker of many years, led the charge in getting us set up.
After some considerable research we planted Pinot Grigio, Ortega and Pinot Noir, as being the best suited varietals for our micro climate, soils and exposure. With the help of family and friends the first vines were planted and we had our first harvest, however limited, in the fall of 2002. Prior to that, our Vintner Eric von Krosigk sourced grapes with similar characteristics, so that we could commence production.
Our resident sheep and geese help us with the weeding and fertilizing, of our 5 acre vineyard. We also have horses, chickens, turkeys, ducks and pigeons. Each year we welcome many visitors to our farm. School children come for a hands-on farming experience, as well as groups of seniors who come for tea in the country a few times each year.
At Marley Farm we endeavour to offer a fun, family setting and with
our bright new winery now open, we invite you to visit us as well at
1831D Mount Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, Vancouver Island, British
Columbia, Canada. Telephone us at 250.652.8667.