SouthEnd Winery & ClearCut Distilling Co.

A Farm Winery and Craft Distillery

A questionable bottle of wine started a journey back to an island off an island and to a small farm with too many ideas.  A colourful family winery and homestead with 3 generations has emerged.  The vineyard is the centre, sometimes a whirlwind of energy, other times peaceful contemplation.   Welcome to SouthEnd Farm Winery & ClearCut Distilling Co.  

Tastings and the patio

We’ll be serving up Island grown wines and farm foraged spirits.  The Farm Stand located beside the Tasting Room is open same days as the Tasting Room. 

As always, we are walk-in only, no reservations required.  Our tasting room is indoors and outdoors so please dress accordingly.  Tasting fee is 5$/person or you can purchase a mini wine flight or a mini cocktail flight and do a self guided tasting on the patio.  More info at the winery.  

Picnics at the Winery

We are again offering items to mix and match to make your own gourmet/locally sourced picnic while sipping wine in our picnic area (also our crush pad) overlooking our vineyard.  

Comox Camembert, Smoked Boerenkas and Aged Farmhouse Cheddar from Natural Pastures, Comox Valley

Various cured meats sourced from Costco, Courtenay

Chocolates from LB Sweets, Quadra Island

Jams and Jellies made here at SouthEnd Farm and Bad Wolf Farms, Quadra Island

Salmon pate, SeaChange Seafoods, Quadra Island

Nuts, Clever Crow Farm, Black Creek

We provide a cutting board, platter, napkins and knives, please return these.

You can buy our wines and spirits at both grocery stores on Quadra Island.  Thank you so much for supporting local, small business.

Cheers,

Ben & Jill

2024 Hours

January: Closed for regeneration

February & March:  Feb 10 1-5 (live music 3-5, Feb 24 12-4, March 9 12-4, March 24 12-4

April Closed

May 17 onwards:  Friday to Sunday 12-5

June: Thursday to Sunday 12-5

July to August: Thursday 12-5, Friday 12-5, Saturday 12-6 (live music from 4-6), Sunday 12-5 

Early September to Mid September : Thursday to Sunday 12-5

Mid September to End September: Saturday to Sunday 12-5

October/November/December: Saturday to Sunday 12-4            

By Mail

You can purchase our wine through email orders.  Please email us hello@southend.ca for more info.  We’re still small enough that we answer each email personally.

There are options for delivery:

  1. Delivery to Campbell River and the Comox Valley for a flat fee of $15, 4 bottle minimum please.  Delivery date will be determined at order.
  2.  Shipping via Canada Post in BC only, 6 bottle minimum please, sorry rest of Canada.

SouthEnd Winery

WINES

We make a variety of wines (red, white and fun) from grapes grown here at SouthEnd Farm as well a small vineyard called Sleeping Cougar Acres from the Comox Valley.  We keep it small and local in accordance with our principles.  We use a minimal amount of sulphites and our vineyard is grown organically with no pesticides or herbicides.

Red

2021 Island Red 

11.5% Light Red, grown here at the farm and in the Comox Valley   These were crushed and destemmed into our open fermenting bins, inoculated with yeast and they fermented for about 14 days.  We punched down twice, sometimes 3 times a day and then pressed, into steel tanks to finish the fermentation.  This year was a bit different as we added oak chips to the wine, while in steel as we were waiting for new barrels.  

$23.40  excluding taxes and bottle deposit – 750 ml bottle

Winemaking notes:

  • Bottled unfiltered and unfined  
  • pH 3.55 TA 6.6 g/l RS 1.9 g/l
  • Sulphites added at bottling at 30 ppm

2022 Island Red 

Coming soon May 2024

White 

2022 Virga

12.4% Estate grown, this is wine that is reminiscent of a Sauvignon Blanc, green pepper notes mingle with a honeyed pineapple fruitiness.  A little higher in acid, this dry wine was made to be a perfect compliment to food.  

$21.65 excluding taxes and bottle deposit – 750 ml bottle

Winemaking notes:

  • Fined with bentonite prior to bottling
  • Bottled unfiltered  
  • pH 3.66 TA 7.5 g/l RS 1.1 g/l
  • Sulphites added at bottling at 30 ppm

2023 Siegerrebe 

Coming May 2024

2023 Virga

Coming May 2024

Rosé

2021 Bara 

11.5%  Blend of 2019 Leon Millot and 2019 Petit milo. Tastes like Jolly Ranchers Watermelon!   It’s ALWAYS time for Rosé!

$21.65  excluding taxes and bottle deposit – 750 ml bottle

Winemaking notes:

  • Co-ferment of Petit milo partially fermented juice on skins of Leon millot, then pressed off to finish fermenting in steel tanks
  • Fined with bentonite prior to bottling 
  • Bottled unfiltered  
  • pH 3.01 TA 8.9 g/l RS 0.8 g/l
  • Sulphites added at bottling at 30 ppm

Other Fun Things

2020 Jimmy K

10.6%  Bubbly!!! Need we say more?  In a half size bottle for more fun!

$14  excluding taxes and bottle deposit – 375 ml bottle

2021 Gathering 

22%  Fortified petit milo wine, a sweet dessert style wine infused with Chai tea spices from Gathering Place, Cortes Island.

$20  excluding taxes and bottle deposit – 375 ml bottle

2022 Piquette 

5.8% This is a low alcohol wine made from the pressings of our Bar and water.  A little fizzy, kind of like a sour beer, it’s perfect for sunny days. Bottled unfiltered and unfined, this is naturally made so there is sediment in the bottle and no sulphites.  

$15  excluding taxes and bottle deposit – 750 ml bottle

Starboard

22.1%  Our version of a port, we forgot about the barrel for a few years and were pleasantly surprised.  

$25 excluding taxes and bottle deposit – 375 ml botte

ClearCut Distilling Co.

ClearCut Distilling Company takes the wine we’ve made at the Winery and distills it into some fun spirits.  

Botanically Incorrect Gin

38.5%  This is a true farm grown spirit.  We handcraft our spirits in small batches from the wine grown and made at our Winery and the botanicals are foraged and grown on the Farm.   As botanicals change with the seasons so goes the gin.  This is not your traditional gin, it’s Botanically Incorrect!

$25.00  excluding taxes and bottle deposit – 375 ml bottle

Brandy 319 

40%  This brandy is distilled once to preserve the flavours of the base wine that was grown and fermented on the Farm and then bulk aged in glass demi-johns with medium toast American Oak.  

$25.00  excluding taxes and bottle deposit – 375 ml bottle

Clear Cut Vodka 

40%  Double distilled so it still has that hint of Grape-a, a unique vodka for martinis and other cocktails.  

$40.00  excluding taxes and bottle deposit – 750 ml bottle

Find Us!

Our wine can be found at

       Heriot Bay Tru-Value, Quadra Island BC

       Quathiaski Cove Tru-Value, Quadra Island BC

SouthEnd chicken and lamb

In addition to the winery (because we’re not busy enough) we run a small pastured meat chicken farm from May to October with birds raised in small flocks as well as lamb, farm raised lamb and very loved.  

Chicken

We raise small flocks at a time and they are treated with respect and love until we harvest them.  We are Ministry of Agriculture licensed (Farmgate Plus) and we are able to slaughter them ourselves rather than subject them to additional stress by taking them to an abattoir.

We started doing this because we wanted to provide wholesome food for our 2 kids and we wanted them to understand where their food originates. We are only able to sell directly from the farm, we sell out quickly so if interested please email us hello@southend.ca

The Shack at SouthEnd Farm

Imagine bathing under the stars, being visited by a goat, sipping wine in the gloaming of a country evening.  Quirky, eclectic and hand crafted, the Shack is a rustic and charming mini house that has its own entrance and patio with a separate toilet room accessed from the patio. There is a kitchen that is fully stocked,  a queen bed in the loft of the living area and the living area has a cozy daybed for curling up and reading on as well as a propane fireplace for heat and ambiance.

You have your own little patio with an outdoor table and fire pit. There’s a BBQ and you have your own parking area. Our house is right beside the Shack so you may see us going to the chicken coop or wandering around the yard gardening etc. This is your chance to live the country life, watch the chickens go by and be part of the SouthEnd family.

Booking link is here.