A Tradition of

It's no secret that the Okanagan Valley in "Beautiful British Columbia" is home to some of the finest fruit grown in all of Canada. Inspired by this delicious fruit, the thriving wine industry and tourism, Jorg Engel saw an opportunity for a unique distillery.

Originally from Southern Germany, Jorg decided to start a distillery in the tradition of his ancestors. In 2005, he and his wife Anette formed Maple Leaf Spirits Inc. Recognized for producing award winning Artisan Spirits from 100% BC fruit and grapes in our small batch artisan Craft Distillery.



Our tasting room is open Friday – Sunday 1 – 5pm and
 daily by chance or by appointment


Taste some of the finest European style fruit brandies, spirits and liqueurs.
We offer tours in English, German or French.

You can reach us at

or email us at anette@MapleLeafSpirits.ca

Upcoming events
with Maple Leaf Spirits:

We are traveling again to see our friends and customers east of Penticton: The Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club’s 18th Annual Wine Festival is on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  This festival is held at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at Castlegar Canadian Tire, at Oglow's and Bubblees.


If you live in the Lower Mainland you don't want to miss the 4th annual BC Distilled event on April 8, 2017 at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. 
Started in 2014, the festival is the largest spirits event in Canada reserved exclusively for local distilleries. For more details click here!


The 2nd Annual East Kootenay Distillery Festival will be hosted at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on Saturday April 22nd 2017. Featuring liquor tastings, decadent appetizers, local art displays, and an after party all located in our cozy mountain lodge.


Join us for the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival: Exploring Spirits with Master Distiller Jorg Engel May 3 – 6:

Experience a private tasting with Master Distiller and owner Jorg Engel of Maple Leaf Spirits in Penticton. Enjoy a tour of the craft distillery including a tasting of soon to be released products. We offer European style hors d'oeuvres with each spirit, fruit brandy or liqueur.  Book your ticket early as this event is only open to 10 lucky ticket holders per day!
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – $38.00 (all incl)


Visiting Penticton May 18 to 22, 2017 for the 20th anniversary Meadowlark Nature Festival?

We will host "En Plein Air painting" with Loraine Stephanson as part of the festival on May 21 from 11am – 4pm. Loraine Stephanson (MFA Painting and Art History) has taught painting at the University of Alberta and the University of Victoria. Enjoy a day of painting outdoors on our patio, followed by a tasting at Maple Leaf Spirits! ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME! 



The V.S.O.P.  brandy
"Lady of the Cask" is now available in our tasting room.

We are very happy that we could get our beautiful "Lady of the Cask" ready for sale. Many of us have been waiting for a long time. It was 6 years in the wooden cask, waiting to be released.

You can come in and sample it, daily by appointment – or by chance in our tasting room. Contact 250-493-0180 or anette@mapleleafspirits.ca.

It is not yet part of our official shipping list, but you can talk to us about it!



Products currently available are:  

  • our new V.S.O.P brandy "Lady of the Cask"
  • Kirsch – cherry spirit
    (fruit brandy) 
  • Pear Williams (digestive spirit, apres-ski)
  • Apricot Spirit (digestive spirit, apres-ski)
  • Skinny Gewürztraminer
    (like Grappa, Raki, or Marc)
  • Aged Skinny Syrah
    (reminiscent of Scotch) 

 Liqueurs currently available are
Cherry Liqueur and
our famous Maple Liqueur.  




Did you know?

Maple Leaf Spirits is distilling for almost 40 BC wineries who make fortified wines or Ports.