It all began with Kim and Steve in 1977 on raw, virgin bench land along the Similkameen River. Ven ‘Amour Organic Farms has been farmed organically since day one. The farm was certified organic in 1984, the year certification began in B.C and is family operated. The orchards and vineyards are planted on a gentle sloping hillside bordering the Similkameen River and are completely isolated from commercial farming areas. The family's joyful commitment to the stewardship of the land, programs of soil sustainability, farm sanitation and natural production, enable Kim and Steve to bring you the cleanest and finest quality fruit. The farm has been producing exotic tree fruit and grape varieties for over 40 years. The farm specializes in varieties of soft fruit from cherries, apricots, peaches, and plums to exotic varieties of apples, pears, and vinifera wine grapes.
Along with their farm gate fruit sales, the farm supplies many stores in B.C. and across Canada. For more information, please contact us
at (1-855-499-2649) or email
Owner and Proprietor Steve Venables is famous by name and by nature. Known for his love for wine, kindness and outgoing personality, he is a favorite for many at markets and shows. He is a "Steve of all trades", you can find him out in the shed mastering our wines or find him out in the orchard pruning, picking and packing. He has a love and passion for everything he does and this translates through to his many different specialties. Steve represents the Vancouver area, please contact him for wine purchase inquiries.
Kim is also owner, proprietor, president and management leader at Forbidden Fruit Winery. She comes with years of business experience and education. Kim is involved with all facets of the company including administration, creative marketing, hospitality, and management. She developed a passion for wine at an early age as her family was involved with a French wine import company. Also a long standing organic grower, Kim (with Steve) has served as board director to several associations related to organic growing and the wine industry in the Similkameen Valley. The tasting boutique showcases more of Kim's passion as an artist with her vibrant paintings, unique mosaics, and beaded jewelry.
Nathan's journey into the wine world started 11 years ago. Red Seal Carpenter by trade, Nathan has had an influential role in the growth and variety of our wines. Co-owner and creator of the Dead End wine series, Nathan has studied under master winemaker Dominic Rivard for the last 7 years and graduated from the winemaking program at Okanagan College. Nathan's connection to the elements of the soil started at a very young age as he spent many hours on the farm. His passion, creativity and innovation has lead him to producing unique bold reds, dry flavorful whites and has earned him the reputation as an award winning winemaker.
Teshia can be found on the computer and behind the scenes. Having graduated from the Okanagan Business program in 2007, Teshia looks over the social media and website updates. You can also find her behind the bar or at wine shows.
You can find Cole behind the table at shows and markets. Cole has been apart of Forbidden Fruit Winery marketing team for 14 years.