SHOP LOCAL

Cochrane, as we all know, is unlike anywhere in Canada. Cochrane is where people find nature underscored by history, a place that creates a feeling that is hard to define and even harder to forget.

As a local, you probably can acknowledge this feeling. It is something hard to describe, but it comes from the genuine nature of our people and our sense of community. We’re kind and friendly, and we genuinely care. Our small business community is pivoting to meet the needs of the community in new ways during these challenging times.

VISIT SOME OF OUR FEATURED LOCAL BUSINESSES

As our community adjusts to the current health climate, a number of our local businesses have committed to operating under the new Open & Safe Campaign. These measures are done to ensure the safety of their staff and guests as they continue to provide exceptional service and unique local offerings.

Take a moment to watch their stories!

Pure Anada Natural Cosmetics
Pure Anada Natural Cosmetics
Heavenly Outhouse / Poor David's
Heavenly Outhouse/Poor David's
The Gentry Espresso & Wine Bar
The Gentry Espresso & Wine Bar
Peacock Jewellers Studio and Supplies
Peacock Jewellers Studio and Supply
Fence & Post
Fence & Post
Spirit of Oneness
Spirit of Oneness
Hereabouts B&B
Hereabouts B & B
The Paisley Boutique
The Paisley Boutique
The Crossing at Ghost River
The Crossing at Ghost River
Community Flatbread Co.
Community Flatbread Co
Hunter Valley Adventures
Hunter Valley Adventures
Route 22 Artist Collective Gallery
Route 22 Artist Collective Gallery

Support Local Business

We invite you to stay connected with our business community with online experiences you can take part in from the comfort of your own home. Discover their stories in our Travel Journal, support local by taking part in their digital activities and enjoy online deliveries from your favourite local businesses, attractions, arts and culture organizations.

Thank you for continuing to practice safe social distancing and frequent hand washing while enjoying these experiences and supporting our business community. We look forward to celebrating together, and welcoming visitors back to Cochrane, when the time is right.

Fallentimber Meadery

traditional mead bottles
fallentimber tasting room
nate ryan pouring mead
traditional mead bottlesfallentimber tasting roomnate ryan pouring mead
Address:
Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0
Description:

Tours postponed until further notice

Our History Your Tradition

At Fallentimber we know every great glass of mead starts with great honey, and honey is something that the Ryan family knows very well. Back in 1969, Blake Ryan started the family business when he purchased the family farm and established his first hives.  Kevin Ryan carried on the profession of beekeeping and continues to do so as part of the Fallentimber Meadery. Our honey is collected from hives placed along a narrow band at the eastern edge of the foothills. This gives our bees access to a wide variety of wildflowers and clover that cover the hills, but limits their exposure to the expansive croplands to the east. In addition to careful hive placement, our honey is meticulously handled, and never pasteurized, to ensure that it retains a natural, fresh from the comb flavour. The result is a honey that is among the best in the business, which makes the perfect base for our honey wine & session meads.

The meadery got its start when the Ryans, got into home brew. What began as a hobby, quickly grew into something more serious when brothers Nathan and Colin Ryan founded Fallentimber Meadery on the Ryan family farm in Water Valley in 2010.

Since our meadery doors officially opened to the public in the fall of 2010, Fallentimber has grown substantially. In 2017 after launching our Meadjito® May long weekend, things have been very different for us. It’s success allowed us to build our new facility to meet the demands of thirsty Albertans!

Our Session Meads, have allowed us to introduce a new generation to the wonderful taste and diversity of mead (honey wine).

 

Contact Information
Phone: 403-637-2667
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