What is Raspberry Moonshine / Ice Wine? A fermented beverage made from the juice of our frozen Raspberries from our orchard in Lac La Biche. Our Moonshine is traditionally made using fruits from our orchard that are flash frozen in peak season. When the fruit freezes, the water in the fruit freezes as well. Since the sugars and other dissolved solids don't freeze, when the frozen fruit are pressed you're left with a much more concentrated, sweeter wine. From our orchard to your table!
How do you drink Moonshine in Canada? Best Enjoyed: On its own after a meal (think of it as dessert in a glass). The rule is to serve our rich, sweet wine with a dessert that is a bit lighter and less sweet, or with something savoury and full-flavoured for balance. Serving it with a too-rich or too-sweet dessert doesn't allow you to enjoy its merits.
How do you serve Raspberry Moonshine? Perfect as an aperitif or to accompany sharp cheese (Cheddar or goat) or veined cheese (blue), and desserts. Serve chilled. Our Ice wines pair well alongside fruit-driven desserts, cheesecake, ice cream and with soft cheeses like Brie and pungent cheeses such as Stilton.
Milder cheeses tend to disappear in the presence of our ice wine's sweetness and complex acidity, which is why you can always choose blue cheeses like Roquefort or Gorgonzola. If you don't like blue cheese, hard, aged cheeses also work well. Go for a Parmigiano Reggiano or a very aged Sharp Cheddar.
Can you drink Moonshine straight? Pro tip—chill the wine glasses in the fridge for 10 minutes before pouring in our Raspberry Ice wine. Do I have to drink it straight? Absolutely not. A splash is a great addition to a cocktail or to add a little something extra to a glass of sparkling wine, or a flute of ice cream!
What does Raspberry Moonshine taste like? It is pale straw in color, with a whisper of effervescence, a blossom fragrance and a light, refreshingly tart yet fruit-driven flavor. It would not be out of place at any meal, as an aperitif or even with the turkey.
Is our Moonshine high in alcohol? Our Moonshine / Ice Wine is designed to be a very fruity tasting wine to go along with the high sugar and high acidity. It varies in alcohol content, but usually hovers around 20% alcohol.
Should Raspberry ice wine be refrigerated? Yes.You must refrigerate your open bottle after you reseal it to maintain ideal temperature conditions. The cold temperature will slow oxidation (air entering the wine), prolonging the drinking window of your bottle.
Enjoy over Ice!
Can you pour our Moonshine / ICE WINES over ice cream? If you ever entertain, or even might entertain, here's a tip for dessert: keep a bottle of our Ice Wine around so you don't have to actually exert yourself. Just drizzle one of these “stickies” over vanilla ice cream and you are done. If you wanna get fancy, serve it in a martini glass.