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