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Welcome to Leaning Post

A leaning post is what you find at the beginning of a row of grapes, anchoring the wires that are the frame-work for growing grapevines. It is the beginning of an obsession to translate a time and place into liquid. Leaning Post wines take you to that beginning by finding small, unique plots of land in Niagara and putting them in bottle. Because after stripping away all the fancy buildings and high-tech equipment you are left with a place on this earth that grows wine unlike any other. When you taste that in a glass you just know it.


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May Long Weekend Hours

Spring is here, and a long weekend is finally upon us! We still have a few cases of the Rose left and the 2014 Gamay has just recently been released as well.

Come join us this May long weekend  (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) to try the latest edition of these fantastic wines as well as your other favorites!

We will be open all weekend,

Good Friday May 20 10:00-6:00

Saturday May 21 10:00-6:00

Sunday, May 22 10:00-6:00

Monday, May 23 10:00-6:00

2015 Rosé:  $20

This wonderfully fresh and fruity yet complex Rosé is made from 60% Gamay and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.  A cool and steady growing season created the perfect conditions for making the kind of Rosé we love. With gorgeous upfront strawberry, raspberry and flowers, and subtle rhubarb, gooseberry and herbs in the background, the balanced acidity refreshes and leaves you wanting more!  We definitely think this is our best Rose to date!

For those who recall last years Rosé, it sold out very quickly so please come by soon if you would like get some of this very popular wine!

Thanks to all of your wonderful support, we are also coming to the end of two wines:


We only have 2 cases of 2012 McNally Vineyard Pinot Noir ($50)

To try all of these fantastic wines, come and join us at the barn at:

1491 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8E 5K9

Or phone us to reserve your case or for shipping orders by calling 905-643-9795

Directions to the Barn:

From Toronto take QEW Niagara to Fifty Rd. exit. Take Fifty Rd. south (away from the Lake) to Highway 8. Turn Left (east) onto Highway 8 and we are at 1491 Highway 8.

From Niagara take QEW Toronto to Fifty Rd. exit. Take Fifty Rd. south (away from the Lake) to Highway 8. Turn Left (east) onto Highway 8 and we are at 1491 Highway 8.

We look forward to seeing all of you!

Cheers,

Ilya and Nadia Senchuk

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Holiday Hours at Leaning Post

Thank you to everyone who came out for our last two releases. We have been releasing quite a few new wines recently and have been gratified to see such a wonderful response! We won’t be releasing any new wines until the spring, but for those who haven’t yet made it to try them, we wanted to let you know when we will be open over the christmas holidays and into the new year.  Because both Christmas and New Years day fall on a Friday this year, we will be open on both Thursdays before, as well as through both weekends.  We will go back to our regular hours of Friday-Sunday, 10:00-6:00 after the new year. The details are below:

Christmas Hours:

Thursday, December 24  10:00-3:00
Friday, December 25       Closed
Saturday, December 26   10:00-6:00
Sunday, Deceber 27        10:00-6:00
Thursday, December 31   10:00-5:00
Friday, January 1             Closed
Saturday, January 2         10:00-6:00
Sunday, January 3           10:00-6:00

If you are in the area Monday-Wednesday during this time, then our usual “by appointment or chance” rule still applies. So if you are coming, just call or email ahead, or just show up! If our cars are in the driveway then we are open!

Wishing all of you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Cheers!

Ilya and Nadia

Come and join us at the barn at:

1491 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8E 5K9

Or phone us to reserve your case or for shipping orders by calling 905-643-9795

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Open Thanksgiving weekend Friday -Monday 10-6pm

Just a quick note that we will be open this long weekend Friday through Monday 10-6pm.

We are so thankful for the absolutely fantastic reception that we have received since opening our barn doors over 2 years ago. Ilya and I feel so blessed and truly thankful for all the support we have received from you all over the past two years. Our customers have truly given us the inspiration to continue to pursue this crazy wine making dream. In supporting our dream, you have given us so much!

May you all have a Happy Thanksgiving with your families this weekend.

Ilya and Nadia Senchuk

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New Release – The Fifty and Merlot Release this weekend

Harvest is officially in full swing in Niagara making it undoubtedly our favourite time of year!  We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the harvest than to release new vintages of a couple of our most popular wines. We have been sold out of Merlot for almost a year, and sold out of “The Fifty” in June, so there is nothing better than to present these wines again to all of you! Come join us this weekend on Saturday, October 3 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) to try these stunning new wines!

2014 The Fifty Chardonnay  $22

The town of Winona, Ontario (where our winery is located) was first named “The Fifty”, short for the “The Fifty Road Settlement”, being 50 miles from Niagara Falls and the American border. As an homage to this area, we created a truly unique wine. This Chardonnay was fermented in oak barrels, before being moved to stainless steel tanks for aging on yeast lees for 11 months. Barrel fermentation adds texture and mouthfeel, while lees aging in stainless steel keeps fresh fruit and mineral at the centre of this wine. We feel this is the best one yet. You will not taste anything quite like it!

250 Cases Produced

2012 Merlot  $42

The 2012 vintage will go into history as perhaps the greatest vintage Niagara has ever seen.  From this great vintage we bring you a truly classic Merlot. Hand crafted at every stage, from picking to sorting to punching-down fermentations, this wine waited patiently for 20 months in barrel. The result has definitely been worth the wait! Wonderful cassis, raspberry and cedar meet leather, bramble and toffee. The perfect balance of soft texture but powerful structure means this wine is in it for the long haul. An instant classic!

125 Cases Produced

We have also had a lot of firsts and changes at the winery in the past few months. We harvested the very first grapes from our vineyard just last week. The quality looks fantastic, and we are very excited to see how the wines turn out! We have also been renovating and expanding the winery and production facilities, and it really is because of the support we have gotten from all of you! Thank you so much for the kind words and passion for our wines you have all shown over the past few years since we started this crazy journey. Without you none of this would be possible! When you come down, we would love to show you some of our shiny new winemaking toys!

To try both of these fantastic wines, and see shiny toys come and join us at the barn at:

1491 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8E 5K9

Or phone us to reserve your case or for shipping orders by calling 905-643-9795

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Fall & Winter hours @ Leaning Post Wines

We would be pleased to welcome you into our 1850s barn for a tasting experience unlike any other!

Our hours of operation are Friday thru Sunday 10am-6pm (or during the week by appointment)

During the week we are always around making wine or doing farm work, please just call 905-746-5206 or email wine@leaningpostwines.com to arrange a time to taste. We are pleased to open during the week for anyone. Weekday visits are no hastle at all. In fact, we often welcome the pleasant company during our work day!

We can also have a small cheese plate ready if you call ahead for a small charge.

Thanks

Nadia and Ilya Senchuk

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Visiting the Winery this Summer

Our hours of operation are Friday thru Sunday 10am-6pm

During the week we are always around making wine or doing farm work, please just call 905-746-5206 or email wine@leaningpostwines.com to arrange a time to taste. We are pleased to open during the week for anyone.

We can also have a small cheese plate ready if you call ahead for a small charge.

Thanks

Nadia and Ilya Senchuk

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Canada Day Weekend Hours

Due to Canada Day landing on a Wednesday this year, the Leaning Post Wines tasting room will be open the following days 10-6pm.

Wednesday July 1

Thursday July 2

Friday July 3

Saturday July 4

Sunday July 5

Please join us this extra long weekend in the tasting room for some warm hospitality.

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Leaning Post Open 10-6pm this weekend & Welcome Ryan Corrigan!

Please join us Friday through Sunday at the winery. We have just released a Rosé (that Nadia loves!) and 3 new Pinots for all the Pinot Noir lovers out there. Can’t make it out for the weekend, just call Ilya and he’ll come out from the Vineyard to serve you the week works better for you.

We are also so pleased to announce that we have a new member of our team Ryan Corrigan. We are so pleased to have Ryan with us as Assistant Winemaker. Ryan has worked in the industry for years and has an amazing resume. He has been assistant winemaker at Pearl Morisette and has worked at Opus One in California, Kim Crawford Wines in New Zealand, Osoyoos Larose in BC and Hidden Bench in Ontario. We feel so blessed to have him on our team!

Please join us in welcoming Ryan to Leaning Post Wines.

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Open Family Day Long Weekend

Leaning Post Wines will be open Friday – Monday 10:30 to 5:30 this Family Day long weekend.

Remember, if you are running late just call and let us know you are coming. We would be pleased to stay open for you. Never miss us due to our hours of operation!

1491 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5K9     905-643-9795

From QEW, take Fifty Road to Hwy 8. Turn left on Hwy 8 and we are on the left hand side (just past Puddicomb farms)

 

 

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The Pinot Affair Celebration This Weekend Oct 17-19

Nadia and I are so excited to be open for one year! (Crazy!)

To celebrate, we will be pouring a history/preview vertical of Lowrey Pinot Noir 2009-2012 at the winery for The Pinot Affair this weekend until the end of November! Only one of these wines is currently available, but we are offering a 4 pack (one bottle of each wine) during this time as a thank you to all of you who have supported us!

Open Friday -Sunday 10-6pm

Look forward to seeing you!

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