Organic Client Directory

PACS #16-046
Enterprise Name: 
Ven'Amour Organic Farms dba Forbidden Fruit Winery
Member Name: 
Venables, Steve
COR Certified / BCCOP Certified
620 Sumac Road
Cawston, BC V0X 1C0
(250) 499 -2649
Certified Organic (COR Section 345): 

Apples (Akane, Ambrosia, Braeburn, Early Gold, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Lodi, Pink Lady, Pristine, Sumac, Summer Red, Sunrise, Tsugaru, Vista Bella, William’s Pride, Zestar)

Apricots (Goldbar, Goldrich, Moorpark, Rival, Tomcot)

Cherries (Lambert, Rainier, Sams, Stella, Tieton, Vans)

Peaches (Blushing Star White, Desert Star, Early Redhaven, Glohaven, O’Henry, Red Haven

Pears (Asian (20th Century, A-Ri-Ang, Shinsieki, Kosui), Bartlett, Bosc, D’Anjou, Golden Bosc, Harrow Delight, Russet Bosc)

Plums (Elephant Heart, Friar, Prunes, Red Heart, Satsuma)


Wine grapes (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gruner Veltliner
Malbec, Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Tannat, Vidal)

Certified Organic (BCCOP): 


Wine grapes

Forbidden Fruit Winery Brand 2018 Vintages:

Adam’s Apple Apple Wine

Cherysh Cherry Rosé Cherry Wine

Dead End: Skrewd (white wine blend)

Dead End: The Happy Ending Rosé

Earth Series: Riesling

Earth Series: Sauvignon Blanc

Pearsuasion Pear Wine

Pomme Desiree Iced Apple wine

Transitional Year 3: 

Wine grapes planted in Block 10: Gruner Veltliner (875), Merlot (450), Sauvignon Blanc (1200) - With continued adherence to organic management practices, these crops become eligible for organic status effective 1 June 2019



Organic certification for products or packaging and labelling activities under COR, in accordance with Part 13 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). 


In a mandatory period of time from an initial application to organic certification. Transition periods will be a minimum of 12 months and up to 36 months for land based operations.


Subject to eligibility following a risk assessment. Organic products may be sold within home province only and may bear the BCCOP (BC enterprises only) and PACS logos but may not bear the COR logo. Inspections take place every third year.


(Attestation of Compliance)
AoCs are issued to contracted service providers who conduct physical activities with respect to an organic product. Activities are conducted in accordance with CAN/CGSB 32.310 to maintain the organic integrity of the product. Annual inspections are required.  


Subject to eligibility following a risk assessment. Products may be sold with an organic claim within B.C. only, and may bear the BCCOP logo. Inspections take place every third year. 


Organic certification administered under the accreditation of the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC). Operations must be located in B.C. Products may be sold with an organic claim within B.C. only, and may bear the BCCOP logo.


In-house ISO-compliant certification for natural health products. If a product bears a Natural Health Product Number (NPN), OR if it makes a health claim, displays supplemental facts, or states a suggested dosage, then the product must be certified as a Natural Health Product. Products may be marketed as certified organic, but may not bear the COR logo, and are not eligible for international equivalency arrangements.

How Can I Get Certified:

Visit our How to Get Certified page and follow the step-by-step process to guide your path to successful organic certification.

Who PACS Certifies:

PACS certifies Canadian enterprises in the following industries: organic crop production, organic livestock production, organic greenhouse, sprouts & microgreen production, organic food & beverage production, organic cannabis production, organic and wild-harvested mushrooms, wild-harvest certification, maple and birch production, natural and agricultural health products. Follow PACS Step-by-Step Guide to Organic Certification.

Our Programs:

PACS certifies to the Canada Organic Regime (COR) for national and international export of products as well as to the Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) for certification within the clients province. PACS has an in-house certification program for agricultural health products as well as the Transition to Organic program. Read more about PACS Organic Certification Programs.