2015 Riesling – Wismer Vineyard (Foxcroft Block) $25
Exquisitely fragrant, the 2015 Riesling leaps from the glass with vibrant aromas of lime zest, orange blossom, nutmeg and beeswax. On the palate, a hint of honey, spice and citrus leads to an incredibly full and intense texture balanced by crisp acidity that lingers through to a clean, long finish.
275 cases produced
2016 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 9 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!
300 Cases Produced
2015 Chardonnay – Wismer Vineyard (Foxcroft Block) $35
Mature vines really display the wonderful minerality of the Twenty Mile Bench in Vineland in what was a warm, but not hot vintage. Fantastic peach, pear and lime aromas intertwine with a slight limestone/reductive note on the nose. On the palate, pineapple, lemon and crème-brule play off a mineral base. A round, mouth-filling texture is balanced by good acidity leading to a long, supple finish.
125 Cases Produced
2016 Rosé $20
This wonderfully fresh and fruity yet complex Rose is made from 74% Gamay and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon. A warm but steady growing season created the perfect conditions for making the kind of Rose we love. With gorgeous upfront strawberry and raspberry, and subtle herbs in the background, the balanced acidity refreshes and leaves you wanting more!
2016 Gamay $25
This Gamay unfolds on the nose with layers of black cherries, beets and plums. The palate shows wonderful softness and suppleness, with raspberry, spice and earth leading to notes of pepper and pan-drippings. A mouth-filling texture meets a balancing acidity leading to an exceptionally long, round finish.
350 Cases Produced
2015 Pinot Noir $30
The first time we have ever produced this wine! A blend of fruit from two bench vineyards, this wine shows a wonderful balance of floral and fruit in a style that is more approachable than our single-vineyard Pinot Noirs. Earthy and beety flavours frame a cherry and raspberry intensity. Balanced acidity follows a soft and supple mouthfeel that will age for 3-4 years.
220 Cases Produced
2014 Pinot Noir – Lowrey Vineyard $42
From the balanced 2013 vintage, aromas of kirsch, black cherry, raspberry and ripe beets leap out of the glass. On the palate, earth and mushroom lead to subtle nuances of autumn leaves and smoked meat. A mouth-filling texture is balanced by good acidity and extremely soft, velvety tannins, leading to an impossibly long, supple finish.
120 Cases Produced
2016 Merlot $42
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!
65 Cases Produced
2013 Syrah – Keczan Vineyard $33 SOLD OUT! 2016 to be released in Fall 2018
From the slightly cooler 2013 vintage, this Syrah provides an intense nose of white pepper, lavender, cloves, raspberry, and cassis. The palate is much the same as the nose, with violets, lavender, raspberry, cherry, bacon, and vanilla giving way to a hint of anise. Soft and integrated tannins contrive to encourage a long smooth finish.
220 Cases Produced
Freaks and Geeks
Our series of “antique label” wines show our commitment to experimentation and the highest level of the winemaker’s art. They are a little experimental, but always interesting.
2015 Riesling – The Geek $35
Our second vintage of Geek Riesling is even more Geeky than the first. First, we took all the white-wine lees (from Chardonnay and Riesling) in our entire winery from 2015 vintage and put them in this wine. Then, we took all the lees from our 2014 Geek Riesling when it was finished and put them in too. After 2 years on all this extra lees, we filtered and bottled this truly unique wine. Our “Solara-lees” system will continue into future vintages until we can answer the question everyone has been asking; how much lees is too much lees? Only the Geek knows.
53 cases produced
2016 Gamay – The Natural $35
When a wine shows its quality from its very first moments then it can only be called “The Natural”. The Gamay grapes come from Wismer – Armbrust Vineyard. The only addition we made to this wine was yeast nutrient. Spontaneous primary fermentation with 100% whole clusters, spontaneous malo-lactic fermentation, no addition of sulphites no fining or filtering have brought forward one of the most unique wine we have ever released.
48 cases produced
2016 Pinot Noir – The Freak $45
Sometimes a wine wants to make itself, and show its inner “Freak”. The Pinot Noir grapes come from our estate Senchuk Vineyard. The only addition we made to this wine was yeast nutrient. Spontaneous primary fermentation with 50% whole clusters, spontaneous malo-lactic fermentation, no addition of sulphites and no fining or filtering have brought forward the most unique Pinot Noir we have ever released.
47 cases produced