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
 daily 11am – 6pm until October 15
and year round 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:

Awakening Spirits: September 29 until October 8 is the Fall Wine Festival and we will offer daily special treats inspired by European traditions. We invite you to samples new recipes at our tasting room overlooking the beautiful Naramata Bench.

We will offer samples at the Penticton Farmers Market this fall. See you again October 1, October 22 and October 29.

Four Winter Markets will be at the Shatford Centre (760 Main Street) on Nov 5 & 19 and Dec 2 & 17. We also plan to offer samples of our liqueurs at the Penticton Winter Market on December 17. 

Are you ready for Thanksgiving Day October 10? The count down is on…

Master Distiller Jorg will offer cocktails at the Oliver Cask & Keg Festival October 1 from 6 to 10pm.


Other products that are available:  

  • 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
Pear Liqueur, Cherry Liqueur,
and our famous Maple Liqueur.  




Did you know?

Maple Leaf Spirits is distilling only locally grown fruit, grapes and wine, following the tradition of Jorg's family in Southern Germany.