Apéritif wines infused with botanicals and Vancouver Island spirit.


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Cocktail Recipes!

We love weird wine!

While we often enjoy making cocktails at home, what we really love doing is being able to pour something tasty straight out of the bottle over ice. Job done. That something tends to be Apéritif style wines or liqueurs. They're a perfect balance between herbal, bitter, sweet and acidity. It's the original cocktail in a bottle, but with hundreds of years of history and tradition.

We think that tradition should be made on Vancouver Island.  

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Rootside Bitters & Mixers

Rootside Bitters & Mixers

Made on Vancouver Island.

Back in 2015 we started a small soda company called Rootside Soda producing a line of soda syrups made with whole botanicals and fresh juice. That cascaded into a love affair with cocktails and Apértif Wines that we couldn't resist diving into. After 2.5 years of botanical and winemaking research, we started Esquimalt Wine Company. There's no turning back. Sign up for our Newsletter to get exclusive first access to new releases and insider info.  


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