With our company name we honour the one-of-a-kind Great Auk. It was North America’s only flightless bird and the world’s original penguin. When the auk became extinct in 1844, the name penguin was transferred to the well-known inhabitants of Antarctica. Today’s penguins, though unrelated, look very similar to the Great Auk.
Our wines are made from local fruits and berries grown in an environment free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Our berries are picked by hand by local residents and made with love into wine. Some of the berries we use include blueberries, partridgeberries, bakeapples, raspberries and crow-berries, just to name a few.
Partridgeberries or Lingonberries are also popular as a wild picked fruit in Newfoundland and Labrador, where they are locally known as partridgeberries. In this region they are also incorporated into jams, syrups, and baked goods and wines.
Bakeapples or Cloudberries are also a popular and wild berry in Newfoundland. The ripe fruits are golden-yellow, soft and juicy, and are rich in vitamin C. When eaten fresh, cloudberries have a distinctive tart taste. When over-ripe, they have a creamy texture somewhat like yogurt and a sweetened flavour. They are often made into jams, juices, tarts, and Wines. Blueberries Wild blueberries are found all over this island and are rich with Vitamin C and antioxidants, Wild Newfoundland Blueberries make for great desserts and wine and we use it to blend with several of our great wines.