Wilbert and Joka Borren, owners, winemaker.
Four Shadows Vineyard & Winery
Four Shadows is family owned and operated, making wines from 100% estate grown grapes. During your visit, you’re welcomed like family into the comfortable tasting room at the foot of their vineyard. Taste their expertly crafted wines while taking in the view of the vineyards where they were produced and enjoying the story of how the winery came to be.
Get to Know Us
Four Shadows Winery, named after the four sons of owners Joka & Wilbert Borren, is founded on family. After farming together for nearly two decades in Alberta, the Borren family purchased their 17 acre vineyard property in 2011 and began reviving the neglected vines. After years of selling their grapes to other wineries, in 2017 they began crafting their own wines with the guidance of mentors from within the industry. Four Shadows Winery opened the doors of their tasting room in 2019 and have been sharing their story and wines with visitors ever since. As small producers who are slowly and thoughtfully expanding their portfolio, the Borrens will continue to be involved in every step of the winemaking process, from the vineyard to the cellar to the tasting room. While most of their sons have moved on to pursue their own dreams in trades and business, they have left their mark on the winery and still can be found helping from time to time.
The Borrens come from agricultural backgrounds; they love being outside, working the land and caring for their vines. They firmly believe wine is made in the vineyard and demonstrate this with their hands-on approach to viticulture. Maintaining that each vine has its own character and requires unique attention, they’ve developed an intimate knowledge and understanding of their vineyard over the ten-plus years it has been in the family. Working in conjunction with each season’s specific growing conditions, the Borrens’ vineyard practices produce the best fruit possible year after year. With the guidance of a consultant, wines are carefully crafted in the cellar, with little manipulation or intervention, allowing each vintage of wine to uniquely tell its story.