Festina Lente Estate Winery
Festina Lente Estate Winery is situated on a 5-acre farm in Langley’s Campbell Valley region. It’s Langley’s newest and most intriguing winery. Owned and operated by Bill and Teresa Townsley, Festina Lente was established in 2010 as the first environmentally forward homestead. They maintain a working apiary and orchard providing the raw material for their clean and subtle wines. The winery opened it’s doors to the public in May 2017.
Three Generations of Winemaking
Festina Lente is the product of the Townsley family’s three generations of wine making experience. Each bottle of wine is proudly farm made in Langley, B.C. Also, it is exclusively handcrafted in small batches of up to 40 cases.
Because they are beekeepers and winemakers, it was a natural fit for the Townsley’s to explore the lost tradition of Mead (Honey) Wines. Of course, over the years tastes change. Consequently, they have developed a drier and more sophisticated honey wine.
“Festina Lente” is Latin for “Make Haste Slowly.” The name accurately reflects the care and pride taken in producing their sophisticated and timeless wines. Most noteworthy, is the fact that Festina Lente wines are easy on the environment. Finally, they are fabulous with a gourmet meal and delightfully refreshing on their own.
Festina Lente Estate Winery-Wine Of Kings
Honey wines have been historically known as the “Wine of Kings.” However, these wines are not rooted in their past. Festina Lente Estate’s offerings are surprisingly dry and food-friendly wines. They are sure to satisfy and delight even those with the most discriminating tastes. Owner Teresa Townsley says, “Honey wine is the white wine that ages like a red. White wine drinkers can now command room in the most refined cellars. Enjoy the depth and breadth of ever changing flavours over time.”
As a result of their dillgence, Festina Lente Estate Winery is setting the standard for Modern Mead. It’s certainly worth visiting their welcoming tasting room. Sample the variety of their offerings that change on a seasonal basis. Come and see what the buzz is all about! https://festinalente.ca/