• The Vintage: 2016 provided close to perfect conditions for wine grapes with a warm, arid growing season and temperate fall harvest. Virtually all grape varieties performed well in this growing season and the dry and pleasant harvest season meant most grapes were picked in pristine condition. This quality should be evident in both red and white varieties grown in the Niagara region. Tasting Notes: Ripe nose of peach, Granny Smith apple, honeysuckle, and lemon zest. The palate is medium bodied with an oil texture, subtle sweetness and balancing citrus acidity. Flavours include orange blossom, honeydew melon, apple, pear, and mineral notes. Technical Notes: Grapes were harvested in late September from select vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula at an average of 20° brix. The grapes were crushed, pressed and the juice was fermented in stainless steel tank. The wine was allowed to settle in tank and bottled February 27, 2017.
  • LIMITED TIME OFFER 10% off all purchases of 6 or more bottles! The Vintage: 2016 provided close to perfect conditions for wine grapes with a warm, arid growing season and temperate fall harvest. Virtually all grape varieties performed well in this growing season and the dry and pleasant harvest season meant most grapes were picked in pristine condition. This quality should be evident in both red and white varieties grown in the Niagara region. Tasting Notes: A crisp and refreshing example of Niagara Riesling. The lively nose showcases lemon drop, Granny Smith apple, honey and mineral notes. The palate is light to medium bodied, with flavours of citrus fruit, honey, apple and tropical fruit notes. Flavours are rounded out with a clean citrus acidity on the finish. Technical Notes: Harvested in late September from select vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula. The average brix at harvest were 20.2°. Fruit came in ripe with good acidity and flavour concentration. The grapes were pressed and put into stainless steel tank from fermentation with no secondary malolactic fermentation allowed.
  • The Vintage: The 2017 vintage started off with heavy periodic rainfalls in spring and throughout most of the summer months. Luckily, the rainy weather was punctuated by sunny days that allowed the grapes to keep maturing and kept disease pressure under control. Finally, September arrived, and Ontario welcomed steady warm, dry weather. Unseasonably warm, dry conditions continued through October and November, allowing the grapes a welcome break from precipitation and affording time to reach ideal ripeness levels. Tasting Notes: Rich and complex nose of lychee, rosewater, and ripe apple. The palate continues to impress with redolent poached pear, pineapple, mandarin oranges and starfruit all packed into a full bodied, creamy textured wine with lingering spice on the finish. Exotic, complex, and well balanced! Technical Notes: Grapes were harvested in late September from a single vineyard in the Lincoln Lakeshore sub appellation in the Niagara Peninsula. Grapes were hand picked and left to cold soak on the skins overnight (approximately 18 hours total) prior to pressing for added spice and complexity. The wine was pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures. The wine was filtered and bottled May 2018.