Yukon Wines founded in 2014
Yukon Wines is Canada's northernmost winery, located in Whitehorse, Yukon. Our business started with the establishment of Yukon Berry Farm in 2014. Twenty acres of Haskap were planted on land surrounded by the Takhini River, majestic mountains and some of the cleanest air in the world.
While attending a food and wine show in Tokyo in 2016, we learned of Japan's interest in Haskap and Yukon-made products, and established a second vineyard along the Yukon River.
To date, over 50,000 haskap and other berries have been grown. Yukon Wines was founded in 2019, along with a sister company, Solstice Ciderworks.
Haskap is a superfood called only unfair longevity
The popularity of Haskap is still low, and most of the people are probably learning about it for the first time this time.
Haskap is a true gift of nature and a representative superfood. This little gem of fruit grows in cool climates, giving it a depth of flavor unlike any other berry. It looks similar to blueberries, but its taste is unique, with a slightly sour and sweet taste.
Haskap is attracting attention as a superfood that condenses the power of nature. These berries are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C that have a positive effect on the body. Antioxidants protect cells in the body and vitamin C supports the immune system.
Haskap contains rich nutrients. Compared to other fruits, the content of each nutrient such as vitamins and anthocyanins is high, and it plays a role in preventing lifestyle-related diseases. In addition, since it contains plenty of vitamins, it is effective for wrinkles and blemishes, and you can get an anti-aging effect .
The table above is a graph of the nutrients contained in 100g of each fruit, and is lined up from the top with "huskap", "pomegranate", "blueberry", "orange", "grape" and "apple". You can see that it contains more vitamins and calcium than other fruits.
Located in the Aurora Vert, Whitehorse, Haskap grew up bathed in the mystical lights of the Northern Lights.
Whitehorse is located in the northern part of Canada, directly below the "Aurora Vert", where the Northern Lights frequently appear. Since the grapes normally used for wine do not grow in Whitehorse, Haskap has been used as a raw material for wine and has been loved by the locals.
Haskap is cultivated in Whitehorse, which is called "Midnight Sun", and the sun rises all day long, so it can receive a lot of nutrients from the sun.
At night, an aurora appears in the night sky, and it grows under the mysterious light of the aurora.
Haskap varieties used in wine
Yukon Wines makes four types of haskapberries.
Named "Aurora", "Treat", "Gem" and "Jewel", they have the richness of blueberries and the sourness of raspberries, the ones with a pleasant scent, and the ones that bring out the unique sweetness of Haskap. , each of which has been carefully improved. Haskap berries that have been carefully selected over the years
Please taste the wine that is 100% abundantly used.