4905 Darcy Rd.
This fruit winery, which opened in May 2009, is part of the picturesque Nature's Way Farm, an organic berry farm near Courtenay, that has been operated for several years by George Ehrler and Marla Limousin. Ehrler is a long-time home vintner who is producing fortified dessert wines with blueberries, blackberries and strawberries, and table wine with blueberries and apples. Blue Moon started with a well-established base of customers because the berry farm has marketed blueberries and other products directly since opening in 1988. A cooking school, Tria Culinary Studio, is operated here, as well, by Courtenay chef Kathy Jerritt.
Owner/Operator: George Ehrler