How We Got Started
The words "Festina Lente" mean literally "Make Haste Slowly". This accurately reflects our philosophy of taking the time to accomplish things with diligence the first time and the pride that we take in simple things done well.
Our farm is a 5-acre hobby farm situated in Langley, British Columbia's wine region. My husband and I purchased the forested house and land without even a stick of fencing surrounding it in 2010. Little did I know that building our lives here would not only be the most physically demanding project we have ever done, but the most rewarding as well!
Our farm now is inhabited by 4 horses, 30 chickens, an indoor cat (we have coyotes in the area), 2 active and loveable puppies and our two University-aged Children who are as dedicated to their horses as they are their computers!
Like all farmers, we enjoy tending our garden in the spring and love the taste of fresh fruits and vegetables in the autumn. We are learning constantly and have developed an appreciation for the wisdom of times gone by and the skills that have been lost to history.
As beekeepers and winemakers, it was a natural fit to explore the lost tradition of Mead or Honey Wines. Of course, over the years, tastes change and we have developed a drier and more sophisticated honey wine that can be appreciated for many years. Honey wine is the white wine that ages like a red, so white wine drinkers can now command room in the most refined cellars and enjoy the depth and breadth of ever changing flavours over time.
Please join us in appreciation of the best of the basics we love with a good dash of luxury thrown in for good measure....Festina Lente!