2007 Grande Cuvée Blanc de Noir

Our top sparkling wine, only produced in exceptional vintages.

$59.95

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TASTING NOTES

A brilliant medium lemon hue with a very fine and steady bead. The nose is youthful and fresh with notes of wet stone, green apple, fresh butter, bread dough and warm toast. On the palate, the mousse is remarkably rich, fine and mouth-filling. The acid is vibrant and bright throughout and the finish long with stone, cream and toast notes dominating. An excellent and complex wine ideal for drinking now well chilled (6°C). Classic matches include poached Turbot with cream and button mushrooms, Dover sole à la meunière, smoked salmon, fresh oysters in the half shell, caviar with buckwheat blinis and crème fraiche and double and triple cream bloomy rind cheeses.

This wine will cellar well for a further 3-5 years, if you prefer a more mature style of sparkling wine.

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TASTING NOTES

A brilliant medium lemon hue with a very fine and steady bead. The nose is youthful and fresh with notes of wet stone, green apple, fresh butter, bread dough and warm toast. On the palate, the mousse is remarkably rich, fine and mouth-filling. The acid is vibrant and bright throughout and the finish long with stone, cream and toast notes dominating. An excellent and complex wine ideal for drinking now well chilled (6°C). Classic matches include poached Turbot with cream and button mushrooms, Dover sole à la meunière, smoked salmon, fresh oysters in the half shell, caviar with buckwheat blinis and crème fraiche and double and triple cream bloomy rind cheeses.

This wine will cellar well for a further 3-5 years, if you prefer a more mature style of sparkling wine.

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Various

Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir

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2015 13th Street Vineyard Riesling

A fruity aroma with peach and floral notes plus hints of mineral and subtle spice.

$23.95

  • TASTING NOTES

This fully dry Riesling has a fruity aroma with peach and floral notes plus hints of mineral and subtle spice. Dry with medium plus acidity and lovely freshness, it is medium-bodied with great length. Will certainly reward medium-term cellaring with added complexity and softer acid. With food, take advantage of the vibrant acidity and serve it alongside dishes with high acidity to match or with richer dishes as a refreshing counterpoint. Salads, fish, shellfish, fatty pork, smoked foods or fresh tangy cheeses will all fare well here.

WINEMAKING NOTES

This Riesling was hand-picked in late October entirely from the old vines at the 13th Street Vineyard, planted in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After manual sorting to select only exceptionally sound and ripe fruit, whole bunches were pressed slowly after some skin contact in the press. The juice was moved to stainless steel tanks where fermentation took place. Once fermentation was complete, the wines were moved to temperature controlled steel tanks where they remained on the fine lees in order to develop additional weight and richness. They were kept at cool temperatures, in order to prevent malolactic fermentation, for several months during which time they were racked periodically. The wine was bottled in May 2016.

TECHNICAL NOTES

  • APPELLATION: VQA Creek Shores
  • VINEYARD(S): 13th Street Vineyard
  • GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 100% Riesling
  • BRIX AT HARVEST: 20.3
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3 grams – Dry
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  • TASTING NOTES

This fully dry Riesling has a fruity aroma with peach and floral notes plus hints of mineral and subtle spice. Dry with medium plus acidity and lovely freshness, it is medium-bodied with great length. Will certainly reward medium-term cellaring with added complexity and softer acid. With food, take advantage of the vibrant acidity and serve it alongside dishes with high acidity to match or with richer dishes as a refreshing counterpoint. Salads, fish, shellfish, fatty pork, smoked foods or fresh tangy cheeses will all fare well here.

WINEMAKING NOTES

This Riesling was hand-picked in late October entirely from the old vines at the 13th Street Vineyard, planted in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After manual sorting to select only exceptionally sound and ripe fruit, whole bunches were pressed slowly after some skin contact in the press. The juice was moved to stainless steel tanks where fermentation took place. Once fermentation was complete, the wines were moved to temperature controlled steel tanks where they remained on the fine lees in order to develop additional weight and richness. They were kept at cool temperatures, in order to prevent malolactic fermentation, for several months during which time they were racked periodically. The wine was bottled in May 2016.

TECHNICAL NOTES

  • APPELLATION: VQA Creek Shores
  • VINEYARD(S): 13th Street Vineyard
  • GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 100% Riesling
  • BRIX AT HARVEST: 20.3
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3 grams – Dry
Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

13th Street Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Riesling

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2016 Blanc de Blanc

Fresh with notes of citrus and apple yet rich with notes of cream and lees.

$29.95

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The nose is fresh with notes of citrus and apple yet rich with notes of cream and lees. The mousse is fine with a rich, creamy mouthful, refreshing acidity and notes of green apple. The finish is structured and refreshing with lingering minerality. Certainly perfect to drink now but will further develop complexities through short to medium term aging.

This wine is a perfect aperitif and will pair nicely with fresh shucked oysters, sushi and composed salads.  Serve chilled at 5-8° C.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our first single vineyard sparkling wine and our first Blanc de Blanc, the fruit was hand-harvested in the first week of September 2016. The grapes were transferred gently into the press and the free run juice was captured separately to preserve the elegant profile. Primary fermentation was kept cool and in 100% stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation was suppressed to keep the fresh fruit character in the wine. The secondary fermentation took place in bottle and the wine was aged sur lattes for a minimum of 12 months. After the lees was removed, winemaker Jean-Pierre Colas felt the wine was in perfect balance so decided to not add any sugar to the dosage resulting in a classically dry sparkling wine in the zero dosage style.

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The nose is fresh with notes of citrus and apple yet rich with notes of cream and lees. The mousse is fine with a rich, creamy mouthful, refreshing acidity and notes of green apple. The finish is structured and refreshing with lingering minerality. Certainly perfect to drink now but will further develop complexities through short to medium term aging.

This wine is a perfect aperitif and will pair nicely with fresh shucked oysters, sushi and composed salads.  Serve chilled at 5-8° C.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our first single vineyard sparkling wine and our first Blanc de Blanc, the fruit was hand-harvested in the first week of September 2016. The grapes were transferred gently into the press and the free run juice was captured separately to preserve the elegant profile. Primary fermentation was kept cool and in 100% stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation was suppressed to keep the fresh fruit character in the wine. The secondary fermentation took place in bottle and the wine was aged sur lattes for a minimum of 12 months. After the lees was removed, winemaker Jean-Pierre Colas felt the wine was in perfect balance so decided to not add any sugar to the dosage resulting in a classically dry sparkling wine in the zero dosage style.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

L. Viscek Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich and ripe fruit notes with aromas of fresh black currant, black cherry and tobacco.

$29.95

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TASTING NOTES

Rich and ripe fruit notes jump out of the glass with aromas of fresh black currant, black cherry and tobacco. The palate is remarkably fresh with full fruity flavours following through from the nose, a touch of spice, balancing acidity and ripe tannins. The finish is long with lingering spice character and cleansing acidity.

Enjoy on release with roast bison tenderloin with plum compote. Decant to allow the wine to fully express its complexities. The wine will continue to develop with short-to- mid-term cellaring.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is a barrel selection from our Lakeshore Farm vineyard in the Creek Shores sub-appellation. The fruit was hand harvested into small bins in late October and early November. It was in nearly pristine condition so minimal sorting was necessary. The grapes were destemmed and crushed, followed by maceration and fermentation over 14 days in stainless steel tanks during which regular pigeage was performed to ensure full colour and fruit tannins were extracted. All wines were moved to 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels of varying sizes for ageing. After malolactic fermentation they remained in oak for 14 months after which time the selection and subsequent blending of wines took place. The final blend was bottled in June 2018.

 VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2015/2016 was thankfully mild after the deep freezes of the previous two, yet a cool spring delayed bud-burst. Once the summer finally started it was warm, sunny and almost drought-like. Luckily light rain in August refreshed the parched vines. Harvest started with Pinot and Chardonnay for sparkling on September 8th and continued with other whites and light reds. The beautiful weather lasted well into the fall, allowing for long hang time for Cabernet Sauvignon. All grapes came in clean and disease-free with little need for sorting. Overall yields were moderate to high with very high quality throughout. The wines are characterized by both freshness and structure across the portfolio, with potential for enjoyable early consumption or the opportunity to cellar wines for the medium-to-long-term

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TASTING NOTES

Rich and ripe fruit notes jump out of the glass with aromas of fresh black currant, black cherry and tobacco. The palate is remarkably fresh with full fruity flavours following through from the nose, a touch of spice, balancing acidity and ripe tannins. The finish is long with lingering spice character and cleansing acidity.

Enjoy on release with roast bison tenderloin with plum compote. Decant to allow the wine to fully express its complexities. The wine will continue to develop with short-to- mid-term cellaring.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is a barrel selection from our Lakeshore Farm vineyard in the Creek Shores sub-appellation. The fruit was hand harvested into small bins in late October and early November. It was in nearly pristine condition so minimal sorting was necessary. The grapes were destemmed and crushed, followed by maceration and fermentation over 14 days in stainless steel tanks during which regular pigeage was performed to ensure full colour and fruit tannins were extracted. All wines were moved to 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels of varying sizes for ageing. After malolactic fermentation they remained in oak for 14 months after which time the selection and subsequent blending of wines took place. The final blend was bottled in June 2018.

 VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2015/2016 was thankfully mild after the deep freezes of the previous two, yet a cool spring delayed bud-burst. Once the summer finally started it was warm, sunny and almost drought-like. Luckily light rain in August refreshed the parched vines. Harvest started with Pinot and Chardonnay for sparkling on September 8th and continued with other whites and light reds. The beautiful weather lasted well into the fall, allowing for long hang time for Cabernet Sauvignon. All grapes came in clean and disease-free with little need for sorting. Overall yields were moderate to high with very high quality throughout. The wines are characterized by both freshness and structure across the portfolio, with potential for enjoyable early consumption or the opportunity to cellar wines for the medium-to-long-term

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

Lakeshore Farm Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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2016 Essence Riesling

Complex on the nose with aromas of fresh tangerine and candied lime with a touch of spice from the oak.

$34.95

  • TASTING NOTES

Golden straw in the glass, our Essence Riesling 2016 is complex on the nose with aromas of fresh tangerine and candied lime with a touch of spice from the oak. On the palate, it is rich yet dry, with refreshing acidity and a touch of oak-based tannin. The finish is extremely long with complex and savoury notes of tropical fruit and spice.

Enjoy now with scallops and lime beurre blanc or simply pour a glass and enjoy the complexities of the wine! Will also further develop nuances with short to medium term aging.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our Essence line of wines are winemaker JP Colas’ expression of vineyard and vintage and for his first Essence Riesling he selected fruit from our very oldest Riesling vines at the 13th Street Vineyard. The fruit was harvest by hand in late October and was then whole cluster pressed into two seasoned 500L French oak casks for fermentation and aging. JP’s objective was to add both structure and texture to the delicate Riesling without overwhelming with oak aromas and flavours. The wine was fermented totally dry but the tannins from the oak give a full impression on the palate. Following one year in the oak casks, the wine was transferred to a 1000L stainless steel tank for resting until the wine was bottled in April 2018 following light fining and filtration.

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  • TASTING NOTES

Golden straw in the glass, our Essence Riesling 2016 is complex on the nose with aromas of fresh tangerine and candied lime with a touch of spice from the oak. On the palate, it is rich yet dry, with refreshing acidity and a touch of oak-based tannin. The finish is extremely long with complex and savoury notes of tropical fruit and spice.

Enjoy now with scallops and lime beurre blanc or simply pour a glass and enjoy the complexities of the wine! Will also further develop nuances with short to medium term aging.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our Essence line of wines are winemaker JP Colas’ expression of vineyard and vintage and for his first Essence Riesling he selected fruit from our very oldest Riesling vines at the 13th Street Vineyard. The fruit was harvest by hand in late October and was then whole cluster pressed into two seasoned 500L French oak casks for fermentation and aging. JP’s objective was to add both structure and texture to the delicate Riesling without overwhelming with oak aromas and flavours. The wine was fermented totally dry but the tannins from the oak give a full impression on the palate. Following one year in the oak casks, the wine was transferred to a 1000L stainless steel tank for resting until the wine was bottled in April 2018 following light fining and filtration.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

13th Street Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Riesling

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2016 Gamay Noir Sandstone Vineyard

Aromas of raspberries, cherries, toast and vanilla with notes of charred rosemary and leather

$29.95

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TASTING NOTES

Bright garnet in the glass with intense aromas of raspberries, cherries, toast and vanilla with notes of charred rosemary and leather. Medium bodied with flavours of fresh cherries and oak with fine ripe tannins, bright acidity and a refreshing but savoury finish.

Decant and serve in large Burgundy-style glasses, slightly cool (18-20oC).  Excellent served alongside classic Bistro fare, grilled or roasted poultry and red meats, game, lightly smoked meats and semi-firm cheeses. Unlike many wines made from Gamay, this powerfully structured version will reward cellaring for up to 10 years with a cornucopia of new aromas and mellowed textures.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Sandstone is one of the top Gamay vineyards in the Niagara region if not the country. Planted in 1983 with a rare, old clone of Gamay Noir, the Willms family manage this special vineyard with a minimal interventionist approach utilizing cover crops between rows, low yields and integrated pest management techniques. Four Mile Creek is one of the hottest, sunniest sub-appellations in Niagara. This combined with the dry, crumbly, Sandstone loam soils and old vines ensures serious ripeness and remarkable power in every bottle of our Sandstone Vineyard Gamay.

Hand-harvested in late-October and early November at an average of 21.2 brix. Crushed and destemmed before cold soak, fermentation and maceration in stainless steel over 14 days. Combination of free run and light press juices add both delicacy as well as colour and tannin extract to the wines. 100% malolactic fermentation with ageing in 25% second use and 75% third and fourth use French oak barrels for 12 months.

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TASTING NOTES

Bright garnet in the glass with intense aromas of raspberries, cherries, toast and vanilla with notes of charred rosemary and leather. Medium bodied with flavours of fresh cherries and oak with fine ripe tannins, bright acidity and a refreshing but savoury finish.

Decant and serve in large Burgundy-style glasses, slightly cool (18-20oC).  Excellent served alongside classic Bistro fare, grilled or roasted poultry and red meats, game, lightly smoked meats and semi-firm cheeses. Unlike many wines made from Gamay, this powerfully structured version will reward cellaring for up to 10 years with a cornucopia of new aromas and mellowed textures.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Sandstone is one of the top Gamay vineyards in the Niagara region if not the country. Planted in 1983 with a rare, old clone of Gamay Noir, the Willms family manage this special vineyard with a minimal interventionist approach utilizing cover crops between rows, low yields and integrated pest management techniques. Four Mile Creek is one of the hottest, sunniest sub-appellations in Niagara. This combined with the dry, crumbly, Sandstone loam soils and old vines ensures serious ripeness and remarkable power in every bottle of our Sandstone Vineyard Gamay.

Hand-harvested in late-October and early November at an average of 21.2 brix. Crushed and destemmed before cold soak, fermentation and maceration in stainless steel over 14 days. Combination of free run and light press juices add both delicacy as well as colour and tannin extract to the wines. 100% malolactic fermentation with ageing in 25% second use and 75% third and fourth use French oak barrels for 12 months.

Appellation

VQA Four Mile Creek

Vineyard

Sandstone Vineyard

Grape Variety

Gamay

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2017 Burger Blend Gamay / Pinot Noir

A delicious blend of Gamay Noir & Pinot Noir … perfect for backyard barbecues.

$14.95

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TASTING & FOOD NOTES

For us, “burgers” evoke memories of backyard barbecues, of sunshine and warm evenings, of good food and laughter with friends and family. The goal of this wine was to produce a fruit-laden and refreshing red that represents excellent value and one that would bring out the best in your burger. A challenging task since the perfect burger can be a very personal and unique creation. Consider the traditional elements: the acidity of pickle, the sweetness of relish and ketchup and the spice of BBQ sauce and mustard. Our final combination for Burger Blend is a satisfying mix of ripe red berry, balanced with acidity and a smooth, round fruity mouthful that can be enjoyed alone or with your favourite summer backyard fare, burgers most certainly included! Respect your burger… serve it with Burger Blend!

WINEMAKING NOTES

The original 13th Street Burger Blend was produced in the late 90’s and was an eclectic mix of a wine which incorporated pretty much every red variety in the wineries stables. After a long hiatus we are pleased to announce Burger Blend is back! The 2017 is primarily a combination of just two varieties: Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir – two of our most important red varietals.

VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2016/2017 was again mild, yet a cool spring delayed bud-burst. Once the summer finally started it was relatively cool and rainy. Luckily September saw full sun and heat warm the vines to complete phenolic ripeness. Harvest started late in mid-September, commencing with Pinot and Chardonnay for sparkling and continued with other whites and early-ripening reds. The beautiful weather lasted well into the fall, allowing for long hang time for later ripening varieties. Overall yields were moderate to high with very high quality throughout. The wines are characterized by both freshness and structure across the portfolio, with potential for enjoyable early consumption or the opportunity to cellar wines for the medium-to-long-term.

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AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO

TASTING & FOOD NOTES

For us, “burgers” evoke memories of backyard barbecues, of sunshine and warm evenings, of good food and laughter with friends and family. The goal of this wine was to produce a fruit-laden and refreshing red that represents excellent value and one that would bring out the best in your burger. A challenging task since the perfect burger can be a very personal and unique creation. Consider the traditional elements: the acidity of pickle, the sweetness of relish and ketchup and the spice of BBQ sauce and mustard. Our final combination for Burger Blend is a satisfying mix of ripe red berry, balanced with acidity and a smooth, round fruity mouthful that can be enjoyed alone or with your favourite summer backyard fare, burgers most certainly included! Respect your burger… serve it with Burger Blend!

WINEMAKING NOTES

The original 13th Street Burger Blend was produced in the late 90’s and was an eclectic mix of a wine which incorporated pretty much every red variety in the wineries stables. After a long hiatus we are pleased to announce Burger Blend is back! The 2017 is primarily a combination of just two varieties: Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir – two of our most important red varietals.

VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2016/2017 was again mild, yet a cool spring delayed bud-burst. Once the summer finally started it was relatively cool and rainy. Luckily September saw full sun and heat warm the vines to complete phenolic ripeness. Harvest started late in mid-September, commencing with Pinot and Chardonnay for sparkling and continued with other whites and early-ripening reds. The beautiful weather lasted well into the fall, allowing for long hang time for later ripening varieties. Overall yields were moderate to high with very high quality throughout. The wines are characterized by both freshness and structure across the portfolio, with potential for enjoyable early consumption or the opportunity to cellar wines for the medium-to-long-term.

RESPECT YOUR BURGER: serve it with 13th Street Burger Blend!

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Various

Grape Varieties

Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir

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2017 Burger Blend Riesling / Pinot Grigio

A fruity, light and crisp white wine with a touch of spice.

$14.95

Available at the LCBO

 

TASTING & FOOD NOTES

For us, “burgers” evoke memories of backyard barbeques, of sunshine and warm evenings, of good food and laughter with friends and family. The goal of this wine was to produce a fruit-laden and refreshing white that represents excellent value and one that would bring out the best in your burger. A challenging task since the perfect burger can be a very personal and unique creation. Consider the traditional elements: the acidity of pickle, the sweetness of relish and ketchup and the spice of BBQ sauce and mustard. Our final combination for Burger Blend Riesling Pinot Grigio is a fruity, light and crisp white wine with a touch of spice and a juicy finish that can be enjoyed alone or with your favourite summer backyard fare, burgers most certainly included! Respect your burger… serve it with Burger Blend!

WINEMAKING NOTES

The original 13th Street Burger Blend was produced in the late 90’s and was an eclectic mix of a wine which incorporated pretty much every red variety in the wineries stables. Since not all burger eaters crave a glass of red, we are pleased to announce that we’ve created a white blend specifically for pairing with burgers and burger-friendly occasions! Both varieties were fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the fresh fruit flavours and acidity that are so important to this blend!

VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2016/2017 was again mild, yet a cool spring delayed bud-burst. Once the summer finally started it was relatively cool and rainy. Luckily September saw full sun and heat warm the vines to complete phenolic ripeness. Harvest started late in mid-September, commencing with Pinot and Chardonnay for sparkling and continued with other whites and early-ripening reds. The beautiful weather lasted well into the fall, allowing for long hang time for later ripening varieties. Overall yields were moderate to high with very high quality throughout. The wines are characterized by both freshness and structure across the portfolio, with potential for enjoyable early consumption or the opportunity to cellar wines for the medium-to-long-term.

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Available at the LCBO

 

TASTING & FOOD NOTES

For us, “burgers” evoke memories of backyard barbeques, of sunshine and warm evenings, of good food and laughter with friends and family. The goal of this wine was to produce a fruit-laden and refreshing white that represents excellent value and one that would bring out the best in your burger. A challenging task since the perfect burger can be a very personal and unique creation. Consider the traditional elements: the acidity of pickle, the sweetness of relish and ketchup and the spice of BBQ sauce and mustard. Our final combination for Burger Blend Riesling Pinot Grigio is a fruity, light and crisp white wine with a touch of spice and a juicy finish that can be enjoyed alone or with your favourite summer backyard fare, burgers most certainly included! Respect your burger… serve it with Burger Blend!

WINEMAKING NOTES

The original 13th Street Burger Blend was produced in the late 90’s and was an eclectic mix of a wine which incorporated pretty much every red variety in the wineries stables. Since not all burger eaters crave a glass of red, we are pleased to announce that we’ve created a white blend specifically for pairing with burgers and burger-friendly occasions! Both varieties were fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the fresh fruit flavours and acidity that are so important to this blend!

VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2016/2017 was again mild, yet a cool spring delayed bud-burst. Once the summer finally started it was relatively cool and rainy. Luckily September saw full sun and heat warm the vines to complete phenolic ripeness. Harvest started late in mid-September, commencing with Pinot and Chardonnay for sparkling and continued with other whites and early-ripening reds. The beautiful weather lasted well into the fall, allowing for long hang time for later ripening varieties. Overall yields were moderate to high with very high quality throughout. The wines are characterized by both freshness and structure across the portfolio, with potential for enjoyable early consumption or the opportunity to cellar wines for the medium-to-long-term.

Respect your burger… serve it with Burger Blend!

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Various

Grape Varieties

20% Pinot Grigio, 80% Riesling

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2017 Cabernet Merlot

Ruby red in the glass, the nose is intense with notes of candied red fruit, cassis, spice and rosemary.

$19.95

TASTING NOTES

Ruby red in the glass, the nose is intense with notes of candied red fruit, cassis, spice and rosemary. Rich and ripe on the palate with firm, youthful tannins from the Cabernet Sauvignon and spiced cassis and cedar notes in the juicy mid-palate. Light oak ageing adds a pleasant toasted character. Although suitable for medium-term cellaring, it will also pair nicely now with grilled and roasted meats such as duck, lamb, beef and wild game. Enjoy this wine at 18-20 degrees in large Bordeaux-style glasses which will encourage the release of its multitude of flavours and aromas.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Both varieties were handpicked from our Lakeshore Farm vineyard in the Creek Shores appellation of the Niagara Peninsula starting in early-October and ending in the first week of November. Both varieties were handled separately and after manual sorting, were crushed and destemmed, then fermented in stainless steel tanks with cold soak and post-fermentation skin contact totaling two weeks. Approximately ½ of the Cabernet Sauvignon was moved to 500 and 600 litre seasoned oak casks as well as second and third use French barriques. The Merlot was also aged in 600 litre seasoned oak casks. Both varieties underwent malolactic fermentation and were left on fine lees with regular rack and return over 9 months before bottling in July 2018 after light fining and filtration.

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TASTING NOTES

Ruby red in the glass, the nose is intense with notes of candied red fruit, cassis, spice and rosemary. Rich and ripe on the palate with firm, youthful tannins from the Cabernet Sauvignon and spiced cassis and cedar notes in the juicy mid-palate. Light oak ageing adds a pleasant toasted character. Although suitable for medium-term cellaring, it will also pair nicely now with grilled and roasted meats such as duck, lamb, beef and wild game. Enjoy this wine at 18-20 degrees in large Bordeaux-style glasses which will encourage the release of its multitude of flavours and aromas.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Both varieties were handpicked from our Lakeshore Farm vineyard in the Creek Shores appellation of the Niagara Peninsula starting in early-October and ending in the first week of November. Both varieties were handled separately and after manual sorting, were crushed and destemmed, then fermented in stainless steel tanks with cold soak and post-fermentation skin contact totaling two weeks. Approximately ½ of the Cabernet Sauvignon was moved to 500 and 600 litre seasoned oak casks as well as second and third use French barriques. The Merlot was also aged in 600 litre seasoned oak casks. Both varieties underwent malolactic fermentation and were left on fine lees with regular rack and return over 9 months before bottling in July 2018 after light fining and filtration.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

Lakeshore Farm

Grape Varieties

44% Merlot, 56% Cabernet Sauvignon

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2017 Chardonnay

Fresh and fruity with notes of pineapple and passion fruit supported by soft, toasty oak.

$24.95

TASTING NOTES

Fresh and fruity with notes of green apple and lemon supported by soft, toasty oak with a touch of minerality. Medium-bodied on the palate with flavours of apple, vanilla and butterscotch. The finish is long with savoury notes refreshing the palate.

Serve chilled with rich creamy pasta dishes or chicken with mushroom sauce. Let the glass warm up a bit for further complexities to develop.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes for our Chardonnay 2017 come from our neighbor Lado Viscek’s vineyard located in the Creek Shores sub-appellation. They were harvested in late September and immediately full-cluster pressed, then fermented and aged in French oak barrels of a variety of sizes (225L, 400L and 500L) and a variety of ages, averaging 10% new oak. After rigorous tasting, Jean-Pierre Colas decided on the final blend and bottled the wine in early July 2018 following light fining and filtration.

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TASTING NOTES

Fresh and fruity with notes of green apple and lemon supported by soft, toasty oak with a touch of minerality. Medium-bodied on the palate with flavours of apple, vanilla and butterscotch. The finish is long with savoury notes refreshing the palate.

Serve chilled with rich creamy pasta dishes or chicken with mushroom sauce. Let the glass warm up a bit for further complexities to develop.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes for our Chardonnay 2017 come from our neighbor Lado Viscek’s vineyard located in the Creek Shores sub-appellation. They were harvested in late September and immediately full-cluster pressed, then fermented and aged in French oak barrels of a variety of sizes (225L, 400L and 500L) and a variety of ages, averaging 10% new oak. After rigorous tasting, Jean-Pierre Colas decided on the final blend and bottled the wine in early July 2018 following light fining and filtration.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

100% L. Viscek Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay

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2017 Gamay Noir

Excellent depth and complexity on the palate with ample balancing acidity and a long finish.

$19.95

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TASTING NOTES

Another delicious Gamay, reconfirming this grape variety is arguably the most gulpable red grape in Ontario (and beyond). The nose is fruity with bright red berry notes, along with flowers and spice. Excellent depth and complexity on the palate with flavours of fresh raspberry, ample balancing acidity and a long finish with notes of spice. Will certainly reward those who cellar for the short-to-midterm but is drinking perfectly well on release. Serve lightly chilled so it feels cool in your mouth (13-15oC) and enjoy it with a range of flavourful every day favourites like pepperoni pizza, shepherd’s pie, pasta Bolognese or veggie stir fry.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Harvesting for each vineyard took place in late September and early October and the grapes were vinified separately. The grapes came in in near-perfect condition so minimal sorting was required. After crushing and de-stemming the grapes were moved to stainless steel fermenters where the primary fermentation took place over 3 weeks. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was completed in tank and the wines were kept separate until final blending and bottling in late May 2018.

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AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO

TASTING NOTES

Another delicious Gamay, reconfirming this grape variety is arguably the most gulpable red grape in Ontario (and beyond). The nose is fruity with bright red berry notes, along with flowers and spice. Excellent depth and complexity on the palate with flavours of fresh raspberry, ample balancing acidity and a long finish with notes of spice. Will certainly reward those who cellar for the short-to-midterm but is drinking perfectly well on release. Serve lightly chilled so it feels cool in your mouth (13-15oC) and enjoy it with a range of flavourful every day favourites like pepperoni pizza, shepherd’s pie, pasta Bolognese or veggie stir fry.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Harvesting for each vineyard took place in late September and early October and the grapes were vinified separately. The grapes came in in near-perfect condition so minimal sorting was required. After crushing and de-stemming the grapes were moved to stainless steel fermenters where the primary fermentation took place over 3 weeks. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was completed in tank and the wines were kept separate until final blending and bottling in late May 2018.

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Various Niagara Peninsula

Grape Variety

100% Gamay Noir

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2017 Pinot Noir

This expressive Pinot Noir offers notes of ripe raspberry, cherry and dark fruit.

$24.95

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TASTING NOTES

Our Pinot Noir 2017 is amazingly vibrant in colour, aroma and flavor. It is bright ruby red in the glass with aromas of cherry, leather and a touch of spice. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with more bright cherry notes, vanilla, lightly tannic and refreshingly acidic. The finish is refreshing and warm with spice.

Enjoy over the next 3 years with roast chicken and mushrooms, goat cheese, mushrooms or classic beef bourguignon. 

WINEMAKING NOTES

This Pinot Noir was sourced from our own Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores as well as select vineyards in the Niagara-on-the-Lake appellation. After careful hand-picking in mid-October, the grapes were crushed and destemmed before being transferred to open-top fermenters for approximately 30 days of alcoholic fermentation on the skins with regular pigeage to gently extract tannin and colour. Following fermentation the wine was pressed off the skins and transferred to French barriques for 8 months of ageing. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling in early August 2018

 

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TASTING NOTES

Our Pinot Noir 2017 is amazingly vibrant in colour, aroma and flavor. It is bright ruby red in the glass with aromas of cherry, leather and a touch of spice. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with more bright cherry notes, vanilla, lightly tannic and refreshingly acidic. The finish is refreshing and warm with spice.

Enjoy over the next 3 years with roast chicken and mushrooms, goat cheese, mushrooms or classic beef bourguignon. 

WINEMAKING NOTES

This Pinot Noir was sourced from our own Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores as well as select vineyards in the Niagara-on-the-Lake appellation. After careful hand-picking in mid-October, the grapes were crushed and destemmed before being transferred to open-top fermenters for approximately 30 days of alcoholic fermentation on the skins with regular pigeage to gently extract tannin and colour. Following fermentation the wine was pressed off the skins and transferred to French barriques for 8 months of ageing. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling in early August 2018

 

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Various Niagara Peninsula

Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir

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2017 Red Palette

A blend of Cabernet Franc (53%) Merlot (37%)

$15.95

AVAILABLE AT LCBO VINTAGES  (#249458)

TASTING & FOOD NOTES

The best qualities of each variety are captured in this artfully assembled blend. Medium deep ruby hue with richly satisfying notes of raspberry compôte, cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate. Fresh and well balanced with rich mouth-feel and complexity. Soft tannins characterize the elegant structure of the wine. Enjoy alongside white and red meats, grilled, roasted or smoked. Also excellent with red pasta, pizza and mushroom dishes. This wine appreciates aeration so use a nice big glass and enjoy over two days.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes were harvested from our Lakeshore and June’s vineyards in the Creek Shores sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula.  Merlot was harvested first followed by Cabernet Franc a few weeks later in early November. Both varieties were fermented and aged separately in stainless steel for three months. The wines were then blended, moved back into stainless steel for further resting and flavour development. The wine was bottled in early May 2018.

VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2016/2017 was again mild, yet a cool spring delayed bud-burst. Once the summer finally started it was relatively cool and rainy. Luckily September saw full sun and heat warm the vines to complete phenolic ripeness. Harvest started late in mid-September, commencing with Pinot and Chardonnay for sparkling and continued with other whites and early-ripening reds. The beautiful weather lasted well into the fall, allowing for long hang time for later ripening varieties. Overall yields were moderate to high with very high quality throughout. The wines are characterized by both freshness and structure across the portfolio, with potential for enjoyable early consumption or the opportunity to cellar wines for the medium-to-long-term.

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AVAILABLE AT LCBO VINTAGES  (#249458)

TASTING & FOOD NOTES

The best qualities of each variety are captured in this artfully assembled blend. Medium deep ruby hue with richly satisfying notes of raspberry compôte, cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate. Fresh and well balanced with rich mouth-feel and complexity. Soft tannins characterize the elegant structure of the wine. Enjoy alongside white and red meats, grilled, roasted or smoked. Also excellent with red pasta, pizza and mushroom dishes. This wine appreciates aeration so use a nice big glass and enjoy over two days.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes were harvested from our Lakeshore and June’s vineyards in the Creek Shores sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula.  Merlot was harvested first followed by Cabernet Franc a few weeks later in early November. Both varieties were fermented and aged separately in stainless steel for three months. The wines were then blended, moved back into stainless steel for further resting and flavour development. The wine was bottled in early May 2018.

VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2016/2017 was again mild, yet a cool spring delayed bud-burst. Once the summer finally started it was relatively cool and rainy. Luckily September saw full sun and heat warm the vines to complete phenolic ripeness. Harvest started late in mid-September, commencing with Pinot and Chardonnay for sparkling and continued with other whites and early-ripening reds. The beautiful weather lasted well into the fall, allowing for long hang time for later ripening varieties. Overall yields were moderate to high with very high quality throughout. The wines are characterized by both freshness and structure across the portfolio, with potential for enjoyable early consumption or the opportunity to cellar wines for the medium-to-long-term.

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyards

June's Vineyard, Lakeshore Farm

Grape Varieties

37% Merlot, 53% Cabernet Franc

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2017 White Palette

A flavourful blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc & Gewurztraminer.

$15.95

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TASTING NOTES

At the core of this wine, Riesling provides bright, refreshing acidity and pristine floral and citrus notes, while Pinot Gris adds richness, Sauvignon Blanc adds freshness and Gewurztraminer exotic fruit and spice notes. The result is a wine that is both perfumed and flavourful yet balanced, with bright, youthful acidity and freshness.

Enjoy on its own, lightly chilled, as the perfect aperitif for friends and family on weekend visits or after a hard day’s work when the summertime sun calls for a flavourful, thirst- quenching and juicy white. Will pair well with steamed shellfish and mollusks, composed salads, fish and chips, Asian-inspired summer dishes and fresh or mild cheeses.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Each variety was harvested separately between mid-September and early October. They were then crushed and de-stemmed before pressing into individual stainless steel tanks where they underwent cool, controlled fermentations. Temperature control is vital as it preserves the all-important primary fruit character. Malolactic fermentation is prevented, again to preserve the lovely acidity and after ageing in tank, the final blend was assembled. It remained in stainless steel for several months to integrate and develop additional complexity and was bottled in the spring of 2018.

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AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO

TASTING NOTES

At the core of this wine, Riesling provides bright, refreshing acidity and pristine floral and citrus notes, while Pinot Gris adds richness, Sauvignon Blanc adds freshness and Gewurztraminer exotic fruit and spice notes. The result is a wine that is both perfumed and flavourful yet balanced, with bright, youthful acidity and freshness.

Enjoy on its own, lightly chilled, as the perfect aperitif for friends and family on weekend visits or after a hard day’s work when the summertime sun calls for a flavourful, thirst- quenching and juicy white. Will pair well with steamed shellfish and mollusks, composed salads, fish and chips, Asian-inspired summer dishes and fresh or mild cheeses.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Each variety was harvested separately between mid-September and early October. They were then crushed and de-stemmed before pressing into individual stainless steel tanks where they underwent cool, controlled fermentations. Temperature control is vital as it preserves the all-important primary fruit character. Malolactic fermentation is prevented, again to preserve the lovely acidity and after ageing in tank, the final blend was assembled. It remained in stainless steel for several months to integrate and develop additional complexity and was bottled in the spring of 2018.

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Various

Grape Varieties

10% Gewurztraminer, 12% Pinot Gris, 12% Sauvignon Blanc, 62% Riesling

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2017 Whitty Vineyard Gamay

Precise and classic Gamay, with floral notes, aromas of fresh black raspberries, black cherries and a touch of spice.

$23.95

TASTING NOTES

Precise and classic Gamay, with floral notes, aromas of fresh black raspberries, black cherries and a touch of spice. On the palate, flavours of strawberry jam and cherry liquorice dominate with soft but young tannins and refreshing acidity adding to the structure. The finish is flavourful and refreshing.
Serve slightly chilled alongside charcuterie, pink-fleshed fish or fatty pork dishes. Will also hold up to dishes with mild spice from chili or fresh ground black pepper.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Following an amazingly clean harvest, the grapes were crushed and destemmed and fermented in open top stainless steel tanks with regular punching down to extract colour and structure. After malolactic fermentation, the wine remained in stainless steel tanks until it was lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling in July 2018. The use of sulphur throughout the process was kept to the absolute minimum to ensure the purest expression of the exceptional early-picked fruit.

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TASTING NOTES

Precise and classic Gamay, with floral notes, aromas of fresh black raspberries, black cherries and a touch of spice. On the palate, flavours of strawberry jam and cherry liquorice dominate with soft but young tannins and refreshing acidity adding to the structure. The finish is flavourful and refreshing.
Serve slightly chilled alongside charcuterie, pink-fleshed fish or fatty pork dishes. Will also hold up to dishes with mild spice from chili or fresh ground black pepper.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Following an amazingly clean harvest, the grapes were crushed and destemmed and fermented in open top stainless steel tanks with regular punching down to extract colour and structure. After malolactic fermentation, the wine remained in stainless steel tanks until it was lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling in July 2018. The use of sulphur throughout the process was kept to the absolute minimum to ensure the purest expression of the exceptional early-picked fruit.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

Whitty Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Gamay Noir

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2018 Burger Blend Rose

A fruity, light and crisp wine, with a touch of spice and a juicy finish.

$14.95

available at the lcbo

TASTING & FOOD NOTES

For us, “burgers” evoke memories of backyard barbeques, of sunshine and warm evenings, of good food and laughter with friends and family. The goal of this wine was to produce a fruit-laden and refreshing white that represents excellent value and one that would bring out the best in your burger. A challenging task since the perfect burger can be a very personal and unique creation. Consider the traditional elements: the acidity of pickle, the sweetness of relish and ketchup and the spice of BBQ sauce and mustard. Our final combination for Burger Blend Rosé is a fruity, light and crisp wine, with a touch of spice and a juicy finish that can be enjoyed alone or with your favourite summer backyard fare, burgers most certainly included! Respect your burger… serve it with Burger Blend!

WINEMAKING NOTES

The original 13th Street Burger Blend was produced in the late 90’s and was an eclectic mix of a wine which incorporated pretty much every red variety in the winery’s stables. Since not all burger eaters crave a glass of red, we are pleased to announce that we’ve created a Rosé blend specifically for pairing with burgers and burger-friendly occasions! All four varieties were fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the fresh fruit flavours and acidity that are so important to this blend. The grapes were macerated for 24-36 hours to extract the light colour and red berry flavours that characterize this wine.

VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2017/2018 was again mild, with an especially warm February, but a cool April with some snow and ice pushed bud-burst back for an average start to the growing season. Once the summer finally started it was hot and humid, with prolonged periods of extreme heat. Luckily rain started in September, perfect to refresh grapes destined for early picking such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay for sparkling and Pinot Gris and Chardonnay for whites. Unfortunately the rain did not stop and there was some pressure to pick late ripening whites and early ripening reds before disease set in. Gamay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Merlot had to be sorted in the vineyard and again on sorting tables in the winery to ensure only pristine bunch

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TASTING & FOOD NOTES

For us, “burgers” evoke memories of backyard barbeques, of sunshine and warm evenings, of good food and laughter with friends and family. The goal of this wine was to produce a fruit-laden and refreshing white that represents excellent value and one that would bring out the best in your burger. A challenging task since the perfect burger can be a very personal and unique creation. Consider the traditional elements: the acidity of pickle, the sweetness of relish and ketchup and the spice of BBQ sauce and mustard. Our final combination for Burger Blend Rosé is a fruity, light and crisp wine, with a touch of spice and a juicy finish that can be enjoyed alone or with your favourite summer backyard fare, burgers most certainly included! Respect your burger… serve it with Burger Blend!

WINEMAKING NOTES

The original 13th Street Burger Blend was produced in the late 90’s and was an eclectic mix of a wine which incorporated pretty much every red variety in the winery’s stables. Since not all burger eaters crave a glass of red, we are pleased to announce that we’ve created a Rosé blend specifically for pairing with burgers and burger-friendly occasions! All four varieties were fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the fresh fruit flavours and acidity that are so important to this blend. The grapes were macerated for 24-36 hours to extract the light colour and red berry flavours that characterize this wine.

VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2017/2018 was again mild, with an especially warm February, but a cool April with some snow and ice pushed bud-burst back for an average start to the growing season. Once the summer finally started it was hot and humid, with prolonged periods of extreme heat. Luckily rain started in September, perfect to refresh grapes destined for early picking such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay for sparkling and Pinot Gris and Chardonnay for whites. Unfortunately the rain did not stop and there was some pressure to pick late ripening whites and early ripening reds before disease set in. Gamay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Merlot had to be sorted in the vineyard and again on sorting tables in the winery to ensure only pristine bunch

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Various

Grape Varieties

18% Pinot Noir, 20% Gamay, 30% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot

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2018 Gamay Vin Gris

Fruity aromas with notes of flowers, wild strawberries and raspberries.

$24.95

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The aromas are fruity, with notes of flowers and wild strawberries and raspberries. The wine is fermented totally dry with flavours of sour cherries, lemon and herbs with bright acidity and almost no noticeable tannin.   Enjoy this wine lightly-chilled in its youth to fully express the fresh aromatics and lively flavours of this unique style of wine.

 WINEMAKING NOTES

From an early pick of our Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores, our Vin Gris is the result of classic white wine-making techniques used on red grapes – full bunches put into the press, free run juice collected and a very soft pressing, resulting in just the faintest tint of pink. The wine was bottled in March 2019 following a light fining and filtration.

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The aromas are fruity, with notes of flowers and wild strawberries and raspberries. The wine is fermented totally dry with flavours of sour cherries, lemon and herbs with bright acidity and almost no noticeable tannin.   Enjoy this wine lightly-chilled in its youth to fully express the fresh aromatics and lively flavours of this unique style of wine.

 WINEMAKING NOTES

From an early pick of our Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores, our Vin Gris is the result of classic white wine-making techniques used on red grapes – full bunches put into the press, free run juice collected and a very soft pressing, resulting in just the faintest tint of pink. The wine was bottled in March 2019 following a light fining and filtration.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

Whitty Vineyard

Grape Variety

Gamay

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2018 June’s Vineyard Riesling

Fresh and lively with bright stone fruit.  Aromas of green tea, lemongrass and pear.

$19.95

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TASTING NOTES

2018 June’s Riesling has mouth-watering acidity with an elegant backdrop of sweetness.  Fresh and lively with bright stone fruit.  Aromas of green tea, lemongrass and pear.  Complex minerality with honey crisp apple, apricot, and creamed honey on the finish.  Fantastic on its own and versatile with a range of dishes such as spicy curries, fresh fish and roasted pork.

WINEMAKING NOTES

June’s Vineyard is a unique site with significant quantities of decomposed yellow limestone amongst the clay loam soils giving the wines an extra dimension of stony minerality on top of the ripe fruit and flowery aromas. Named after one of the owners of the winery, this site which was planted in 1999, continues to deliver exceptional Riesling and Chardonnay making two of the most distinctive wines in our portfolio. Clone 49 Riesling is an old clone which was popular in Alsace, France for many years. Its trademarks are exceptional fruit and floral character. We continue to work very hard to capture the very best expression of this site vintage after vintage.

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TASTING NOTES

2018 June’s Riesling has mouth-watering acidity with an elegant backdrop of sweetness.  Fresh and lively with bright stone fruit.  Aromas of green tea, lemongrass and pear.  Complex minerality with honey crisp apple, apricot, and creamed honey on the finish.  Fantastic on its own and versatile with a range of dishes such as spicy curries, fresh fish and roasted pork.

WINEMAKING NOTES

June’s Vineyard is a unique site with significant quantities of decomposed yellow limestone amongst the clay loam soils giving the wines an extra dimension of stony minerality on top of the ripe fruit and flowery aromas. Named after one of the owners of the winery, this site which was planted in 1999, continues to deliver exceptional Riesling and Chardonnay making two of the most distinctive wines in our portfolio. Clone 49 Riesling is an old clone which was popular in Alsace, France for many years. Its trademarks are exceptional fruit and floral character. We continue to work very hard to capture the very best expression of this site vintage after vintage.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

June's Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Riesling

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2018 Merlot

Intense ruby in the glass with notes of cherry, plum, raspberry and leather.

$19.95

TASTING NOTES

Intense ruby in the glass with notes of cherry, plum, raspberry and leather. Medium-bodied with flavours of cherry and raspberry with notes of rosemary, spice and licorice supporting young tannins and a balanced, savory finish. Enjoy now with grilled game, roasted fowl stuffed with dried fruit, hard cheeses and pastas with rich tomato-based sauces.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes were harvested in early October exclusively from the Lakeshore Farm Vineyard to the northeast of the winery. After manual sorting on shaker tables to remove any unwanted fruit, leaves or insects, the grapes were crushed and destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with regular delestage to gently extract colour and structure. After 30 days skin contact, the wine was pressed and moved back to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation and aging until it was bottled in April 2019 following light fining and filtration.

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TASTING NOTES

Intense ruby in the glass with notes of cherry, plum, raspberry and leather. Medium-bodied with flavours of cherry and raspberry with notes of rosemary, spice and licorice supporting young tannins and a balanced, savory finish. Enjoy now with grilled game, roasted fowl stuffed with dried fruit, hard cheeses and pastas with rich tomato-based sauces.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes were harvested in early October exclusively from the Lakeshore Farm Vineyard to the northeast of the winery. After manual sorting on shaker tables to remove any unwanted fruit, leaves or insects, the grapes were crushed and destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with regular delestage to gently extract colour and structure. After 30 days skin contact, the wine was pressed and moved back to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation and aging until it was bottled in April 2019 following light fining and filtration.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

Lakeshore Farm Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Merlot

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2018 Pink Palette

Aromas of strawberry and cherry with a hint of exotic spice and pepper.

$15.95

TASTING NOTES

This rosé made from Cabernet Franc has aromas of strawberry and cherry with a hint of exotic spice and pepper. It is just off-dry and deliciously fruity, yet mouth-watering and refreshing. This ultra-quaffable rosé is best served lightly chilled throughout the summer and warm fall months, but is equally delicious year round.

Made with early consumption in mind, consider serving this alongside pretty much any fish, shellfish, barbequed or smoked dishes, salads and even alongside fresh fruit and eggs for a delicious Sunday brunch. The lightness and fruitiness of this wine make it suitable for lightly spiced dishes too, which opens up the whole world of Asian and Mexican cuisine too.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The Cabernet Franc for our Pink Palette was harvested in early October when it had reached the perfect balance of phenolic ripeness and acidity. Roughly 24 hours of skin contact after crushing and destemming was permitted in order to secure the all-important pink hue and multitude of flavours trapped in the skins. This wine was 100% fermented and aged in stainless steel and bottled in April 2019.

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TASTING NOTES

This rosé made from Cabernet Franc has aromas of strawberry and cherry with a hint of exotic spice and pepper. It is just off-dry and deliciously fruity, yet mouth-watering and refreshing. This ultra-quaffable rosé is best served lightly chilled throughout the summer and warm fall months, but is equally delicious year round.

Made with early consumption in mind, consider serving this alongside pretty much any fish, shellfish, barbequed or smoked dishes, salads and even alongside fresh fruit and eggs for a delicious Sunday brunch. The lightness and fruitiness of this wine make it suitable for lightly spiced dishes too, which opens up the whole world of Asian and Mexican cuisine too.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The Cabernet Franc for our Pink Palette was harvested in early October when it had reached the perfect balance of phenolic ripeness and acidity. Roughly 24 hours of skin contact after crushing and destemming was permitted in order to secure the all-important pink hue and multitude of flavours trapped in the skins. This wine was 100% fermented and aged in stainless steel and bottled in April 2019.

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Various

Grape Variety

100% Cabernet Franc

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