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Fraser Valley Tour

Mt Lehman

5094 Mount Lehman Rd .

Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just 3 km off highway 1 in Abbotsford sits the very successful Mt Lehman Winery. Mount Lehman is situated on an area of upraised land (hence, where the "Mount" comes into the name), that lies between the flat plains of Matsqui Prairie to the east and Glenn Valley to the west . The winery started in 1991 by Vern and Charleen Siemens, converting the family dairy farm into a winery.

Today, Mount Lehman winery has 15 acres planted to a variety of grapes including Pinot noir (our flagship wine), Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, and a smattering of others. Expansions continues t at Mount Lehman, growing a little each year. In addition to their own farmed fruit grown in the beautiful Fraser Valley, they source grapes from some of the best vineyard sites in the Okanagan Valley. This sourcing combination allows them to take the best of both growing regions for our wines. In some cases, we even combine grapes from the two regions, producing wines beautifully highlighting each flavor.

The winery was busy when we arrived and had a continues flow of people as we (four of us) enjoyed our tasting room experience. Our host Heidi has a natural skill for dealing with the public. Not only was she efficient and knowledgeable. She was charming and fun. Good job Heidi- thank you.

The winery has won its share of awards from the business award of Excellence to the B.C. Lieutenant Governor Award for the 2010 Viognier Reserve.

The winery is a strong supporter of The WRSFV's Warm Zone Program. The program supports women, children and youth who have experienced violence in their lives. 


Winemaker Vern Siemens

The Wines

2012 Symmester a very nice blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Ehrenfelser, Riesling and Oraniensteiner. Starts with a nice aromatic inviting sensations followed by a clean refreshing tastes highlighted my peach. Nice finish 92

2012 Harmony. A very nice Viognier blend crafted in an Old World Style. Nice mineral flavours with a delicate apricot nuances, along with hints of spice a fuller bodied wine. Most enjoyable 90.

2012 Sauvignon Blanc a nice summer wine highlights of Melon and Peach, pear with a long and satisfying finish 86

2011 Viognier - Outstanding award winning wine. Almost perfection is a bottle 94

2009 Old Settler- yummy- blend of Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, Cab Foche, Cab Franc, and Merlot.  The wine has a deep, rich, plum colour with nuances of vanillins,and black fruits. A outstanding blend 90

2011 Merlot Reserve from the south Okanagan NK'Mip vineyards a typical BC red. The wine spent14 month in a combination of new and used French Oak. Nice red and black fruit flavours 87

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve  - classic Bordeaux(type) Cabernet in a leaner fashion with upfront Cassis and black currant flavours in a cooler climate style. A very good wine 90

2010 Syrah. I enjoyed the light refreshing flavours of this wine nice fruit flavours 92

Great wines Good hospitality a must visit winery

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