About Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada
Owned and operated by Marie and Marty Bohnet, the Cypress Hills Winery was winner of the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence “Rookie of the Year” award in 2007, and “Business of the Year” in 2010. In 2014, the winery received their highest showing at the Canadian Wine Awards winning a “Double Gold Medal” in the Mead category for their honey infused “Spring” wine.
Touted as one of the “best afternoons of your summer.” The Winery has grown and evolved over the years into a first-rate attraction that welcomes visitors from around the world.
What to do at Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery?
Attractions & Things to do at Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery
Be prepared to be wowed by the scenery and attention to detail at Saskatchewan’s Premier Winery, where far exceeding visitor expectations is a matter of personal pride!
Enjoy the experience of tasting up to ten award-winning wines all of which are made onsite, while also learning about the science of Enology (wine-making) through conveniently located viewing windows and a photo gallery located just off the main tasting room. (Note: Guided tours of the wine-making area are not permitted due to Provincial health regulations).
Visitors are also encouraged to wander at their leisure through the vineyards where a signed, self-guided tour explains the varieties of grapes grown and the viticultural practices employed.
Wind up your tour of the Cypress Hills Vineyard and Winery by shopping their vineyard gift shop, with its carefully-selected array of uniquely “Saskatchewan” and wine-associated items, as well a complete selection of their wines.
Who will enjoy the attraction the best?
Primarily an adult destination, well-behaved children are welcome.
When to visit Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery?
Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery Hours
2015 Winery Hours
May 12 – June 30
Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Open 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 17 only.
July & August
Tuesdays – Saturday 10:00 AM– 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays & Mondays (except on Long Weekends) – Open 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 2 only.
September 1 – 30
Tuesdays – Saturday 10:30 AM– 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays & Mondays (except on Long Weekends)
Saturdays 10:30 AM– 4:00 PM
Weekdays by appointment. No food service.
Visitation between November and May is by appointment only by calling 306.662.4100
How much will it cost to enjoy Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery?
Admission and tastings are free.
Types of payments accepted (at the Winery & Gift shop)
Mastercard, Visa, Cash, Interac
How to get to Cypress Hills Vineyard?
Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery Location & Directions
Address: Box 122, Maple Creek, SK S0N 1N0
Conveniently located 20 kms S.W. of the Town of Maple Creek on Hwy 271 the Winery is in close proximity to Fort Walsh National Historic Site and Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.
Only 28 kms off the Trans Canada HWY, the road to the Winery is paved to the Winery gateway.
GPS Coordinates – 49.775961,-109.626363
Free parking available and parking area includes a large turnaround area for motor coaches and holiday trailers.
What about amenities, and accessibility at Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery?
Well-appointed, clean eco-friendly washrooms.
The wine-tasting room, patio and bathrooms are all wheelchair accessible.
The patio, vineyard, and surrounding area is Pet Friendly (please keep dogs on leash). Water for pets is available on request.
As a member of the Cypress Hills Destination Area Inc. the Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery is aligned with all of the attractions, accommodations and dining establishments in the area. Visit: www.visitcypresshills.ca for a full listing.
Tasting Bar Notes
If you don’t like dry wines, skip the first two. If you don’t like sweet wines, skip the last four. But please feel free to enjoy them all!
Don’t want to drive? Wines can now be shipped safely and economically via Canada Post (in Saskatchewan and British Columbia) to customers 19 years of age or older. Please phone the Winery (306) 662-4100 to place your order.
The Wines are listed in order from Driest to Sweetest. Prices include taxes & deposits.
Chinook Red WineChinook 2010 – Made from imported Carnellion and Barbera grapes, Notes of cherry and smoke on the nose with a peppery finish make this an excellent red wine for a summertime Sangria! $25.75 (Limited Quantities)
McGarry White 2011 – The first edition of white wine from our grapes, this surely will become a collector’s item. Fresh lime zest and a hint of mint make this wine lively, crisp and joy to drink!
$48.00 per bottle
North Slope 2011 – Dried fruit, a hint of currants and plum preserves show themselves in this very drinkable red wine. Made from Sabrevois, Valliant and DM grapes, this wine pairs nicely with goose, duck and hearty winter fare. $ 48.00 per bottle
Sour Cherry Wine – The driest of our fruit wines, this social offering has an amazing cherry aroma and is a brilliant colour! Made from organically grown Saskatchewan Cherries. (Carmine Jewel) Serve chilled with good friends! 2010 Canadian Wine Awards bronze medal Winner, 2011 ACWC Bronze medal Winner! $18.98 (Available at most liquor stores in Saskatchewan)
Rhubarb Blend – The “flag ship” of the Winery and unquestionably our best seller, this off dry white wine pairs extremely well with Asian Spices. (Thai food, Curries etc.) $18.98 (Now available in SLGA stores)
Saskatoon Berry – A taste of Saskatchewan! Complex & “Twiggy”, this wine works well with barbequed hamburgers and smoked meats. Amber in colour and full of flavour, this wine appeals to Scotch drinkers. 2010 Canadian Wine Awards Bronze Medal Winner! $18.98 (Available at most liquor stores in Saskatchewan)
Chokecherry – Made from native berries this sweet wine has lots of tannin and is perfect for sipping after a meal. Works well with dark chocolate or a baked cheesecake. $18.98
Black Currant and Honey Wine – Also known as our Christmas Wine. Pleasing to a wide range of pallets. Great balance and long finish. 2010 & 2011 Canadian Wine Awards Bronze Medal Winner! $18.98 (Available at most liquor stores in Saskatchewan)
Spring – The sweet jewel in our line-up of fine wines is a fabulous pink colour and has a lovely round mouth feel. Late harvest Sour Cherries mingle with Local Honey. Voila! Magic in a bottle! 2013 Canadian Wine Awards Double Gold Medal Winner! $18.98
Mead – This sweet traditional Honey wine has a nice nutty finish thanks to the bees that feast on local golden rod in the late summer and early fall. Chill well and serve with dessert or in lieu of dessert. 2010 Canadian Wine Awards Bronze Medal Winner! $18.98 **** 375 ml bottle****
Prices for the Wines are marked on the shelves & include taxes and deposit. Please feel free to shop off the shelves.