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Ontario Wines: The Road to Their Success (July 14, 2016)

The world may have embraced Ontario Icewine, but the best kept secret is still Ontario's dry and semi-dry table wines. And its sparklers!

Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Gamay and Syrah – the noble grapes of Europe are all to be found in Ontario's vineyards. And they're producing wines that are increasingly bringing home medals from global competitions such as the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Perhaps the most symbolic confirmation of Ontario's arrival on the world wine scene is Ontario's annual Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (punningly known as I4C). This seminal event is held annually over three days in July on different winery properties in Niagara. Growers of Chardonnay from cool climate regions around the world are invited to show their wines alongside those produced by Canadian wineries. (For a list of the 61 wineries that participated in the 2016 event, see the list at the end of this article.)

Ontario is the largest wine region in Canada and the best known internationally. At the time of writing, there were 169 operating wineries in the province (including fruit wineries), 132 of which produce appellation VQA wines (made from 100% Ontario grapes) and 26 of them produce sparkling wines.

The architecture of Ontario winery facilities ranges from the traditional French château style (Château des Charmes, Peller Estates, Two Sisters Winery) to Ontario Gothic (Peninsula Ridge, Angels Gate) to contemporary/modern (Jackson-Triggs, Stratus, Flat Rock, Fielding, and Huff).

The critical mass of wineries in the Niagara Peninsula has created a “Napa North” phenomenon. Fine restaurants, cooking classes, bike tours, concerts, theatre, jazz festivals, and winery events have generated a tourism boom that sees busloads of local and foreign visitors flocking through winery tasting rooms. After seeing Niagara Falls, everyone, it seems, wants to discover Ontario wines. It all adds up to a one compelling idea: Ontario wine is glamorous, and the world has begun to take notice.

Though it may seem to be an infant industry, Ontario wine is not an overnight occurrence. Its story dates back to the early nineteenth century. The cradle of the Canadian wine industry was not the Niagara Peninsula, where the greatest vineyard acreage is to be found, but a good 70 kilometers east in a town named Cooksville. Today it's called Mississauga, a city of 766,000 people just west of Toronto. It was here on the banks of the Credit River that a retired German soldier, Corporal Johann Schiller, settled on 20 acres of land granted to him by the Crown for his military service in Canada.

There is some contention as to whether Schiller deserves the soubriquet as the "Father of Canadian wine," but he certainly had winemaking experience in his native Rhineland. By 1811 he had domesticated the wild labrusca vines that grew along the banks of the Credit River and supplemented them with American hybrids furnished to him by settlers from Pennsylvania. Schiller made enough wine to satisfy his own needs and to sell to his neighbours.

The Americans not only sent their grapes north but their entrepreneurs too. In the 1860s most of the winemaking operations in Ontario were small-volume enterprises, a sideline for farmers who had crops other than grapes to harvest. In 1866 three gentlemen farmers from Kentucky who had been in the grape business for 14 years purchased a farm on Pelee Island, Canada's most southerly point, in Lake Erie. They planted 30 acres that spring and a further 20 acres the following year. They named their winery Vin Villa, the stone ruins of which can still be seen on the island.

Fast forward to the 1970s. The accepted wisdom was that the Ontario wine industry would have to rely on hybrids (Maréchal Foch, Baco Noir, Seyval Blanc and Vidal) and labrusca varieties blended with off-shore wines because the severity of the winters made vinifera an unattainable dream.

But a few dedicated growers, including the late Bill Lenko and John Marynissen, defied the conventional wisdom and planted Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in their Niagara Peninsula vineyards, and a youthful nurseryman named Donald Ziraldo supplied interested growers with vinifera plants from his Niagara-on-the-Lake farm. Hermann Weis, who owns St. Urbans-Hof winery in the Mosel, provided his Weis clone Riesling to growers and eventually set up his own winery, Vineland Estates, in Vineland, Ontario.

The seminal event in Ontario's wine story occurred in 1974, when Donald Ziraldo and his Austrian partner, Karl Kaiser, made the first batch of Maréchal Foch from their own grapes in a converted barn on the Niagara Parkway. The following year they got their licence as Inniskillin and moved to their current location just west of the Ziraldo nursery. The co-founders of Ontario's first new winery since Prohibition had one clear standard: 100 percent locally grown wines, preferably vinifera. Inniskillin became the model for an exciting new breed of estate or farm wineries that made wines from their own vineyards: Château des Charmes (1978), Newark (1979, subsequently renamed Hillebrand and now Trius), Reif Estate (1982), Vineland Estates (1983), Konzelmann Estates (1984), Stoney Ridge (1985), Cave Spring Cellars (1986), and Henry of Pelham (1988).

The philosophies and practices of these new vintners were enshrined in the regulations of the appellation, Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) – the single most important piece of legislation to save the industry from extinction. The small players had become the engine that propelled Ontario wines, dragging the large commercial players reluctantly along in their combined wake.

Once Ontario's VQA wines began to win medals in international competitions – and, more important, the hearts and taste buds of Ontario consumers – new entrepreneurs emerged to start their own wineries. Between 1990 and 2003 the total rose to 36. This second wave of small wineries included farmers who saw bigger profits from making wine than from selling their grapes to the major wineries.

It also included second careerists who had been successful in other enterprises and looked at wineries as both an investment and a lifestyle choice. Martin Malivoire came from the movie business; Norman Beal of Peninsula Ridge retired from the petroleum industry; Moray Tawse from finance; Harald Thiel of Hidden Bench owned an audio-visual company; David Feldberg of Stratus, a furniture corporation; John Howard of Megalomaniac was a top executive at Canon; and the family of Angela and Melissa Marotta (Two Sisters Winery) own a large construction company.

While the old guard were influenced by their winemaking experience in France and Germany or by their taste for European wines, the new winemakers were more New World oriented. They had been trained in oenology in Australia, had winemaking experience in South Africa, New Zealand, and the United States, or were the first graduates in winemaking from Ontario's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) at Brock University and from Niagara College Teaching Winery.

Today Niagara wineries are producing wines capture stylistically the freshness and elegance of Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Rhône with the mouth-feel and extract of Carneros, Oregon and New Zealand. The strong suits are Chardonnay and Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Gamay and, surprisingly, Syrah.

Niagara's ability to keep vinifera vines alive and produce fine wines is determined by the presence of Lake Ontario – the smallest of the Great Lakes – which acts as a "hot water bottle" for the vineyards in winter. The vineyards of the plain (marl, sand and clay soil) slope up to the Niagara Escarpment, where soils are a mixture of boulders, gravel, sand, silt and clay, as well as bits of shale, sandstone and limestone. These soil differences and the fact that temperature readings are warmer on the plain make for two distinct wine styles: more robust wines on the plain, where Bordeaux varieties can ripen, and more elegant, nuanced wines on the Benches, especially Riesling.

The industry is currently redefining itself with sub-appellations in the Niagara Peninsula, an exercise in differentiating soil types and microclimates, which will add another layer of sophistication and complexity to consumer choice. There are 10 such sub-appellations, each with its unique growing conditions suited to different grape varieties: Niagara River, Niagara Lakeshore, Four Mile Creek, St David's Bench, Creek Shores, Lincoln Lakeshore, Short Hills Bench, Twenty Mile Bench, Beamsville Bench, and Vinemount Ridge.

In addition, two regional appellations have been created: Niagara Escarpment for the bench area west of St Catharines (Short Hills Bench, Twenty Mile Bench, Beamsville Bench) and Niagara-on-the-Lake for the four sub-appellations east of St Catharines.

The emergence of a third viticultural area in Ontario, Prince Edward County, to join Niagara Peninsula and Lake Erie North Shore/Pelee Island is only the beginning of this quest for new and less costly land on which to plant vineyards. Already intrepid growers are moving as far north as Thunder Bay, Owen Sound, Roseneath, and Collingwood and as far east as Chesterville. With global warming, who knows how far north vineyards will be planted in Ontario's future?

(For Ontario Wine Awards 2016 Winners, see ontariowineawards.ca)

Wineries and wines to be shown at I4C 2016: For information see www.coolchardonnay.org

13th Street Winery
(Creek Shores, Ontario, Canada | www.13thstreetwinery.com)
13th Street Winery Sandstone Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 – $29.95
13th Street Winery June's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 – $21.95 13th Street Winery Sandstone Vineyard Gamay 2013 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: 13th Street Winery – Ilya Rubin | 905.984.8463

A to Z Wineworks/REX HILL
(Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA | www.AtoZwineworks.com)
REX HILL Willamette Valley Seven Soils Chardonnay 2014 – $34.95
A to Z Wineworks Oregon Chardonnay 2013 – $21.95 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot Noir 2013 – $24.95
Represented in Ontario by: Tannin Fine Wines – Nicholas Pierce | 416.918.6425

Adamo Estate Winery
(Orangeville, Ontario | www.adamoestate.com)
Adamo Estate Chardonnay – Willms Vineyard 2014 – $29.95
Adamo Estate Chardonnay – Wismer Vineyard Foxcroft 2014 – $29.95 Adamo Estate Pinot Noir – Lowrey Vineyard 2013 – $33
Represented in Ontario by: Adamo Estate Winery – John Paul Adamo | 416.606.6598

Archangel Wines
(Central Otago, New Zealand | www.archangelwines.co.nz)
Archangel Chardonnay 2014 – $32.95
Archangel Pinot Noir Central Otago 2012 – $39.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. – Craig De Blois | 905.943.7272

Artesa Vineyards and Winery
(Napa, California, USA | www.artesawinery.com)
Artesa Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2012 – $52.50
Artesa Carneros Chardonnay 2013 – $29.95
Artesa Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2013 – $32.00
Represented in Ontario by: Andrew Peller Import Agency – Carrie May | 705.279.0295

Bachelder Burgundy
(Burgundy, France | thomasbachelder.com)
Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2013 – $29.95 (Tasted)
Bachelder Cote de Nuits Village La Montagne Pinot Noir 2012 – $39.95 Represented in Ontario by: Lifford Wine and Spirits – Angela Aggimenti | 416.440.4101

Bachelder Niagara
(Niagara, Ontario | thomasbachelder.com)
Bachelder Saunders Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 – $44.95 Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2013 – $24.95
Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 – $44.95
Represented in Ontario by: Lifford Wine and Spirits – Angela Aggimenti | 416.440.4101

Bachelder Oregon
(Oregon, USA | thomasbachelder.com)
Bachelder Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2013 – $29.95 Bachelder Johnson Pinot Noir 2012 – $54.95
Represented in Ontario by: Lifford Wine and Spirits – Angela Aggimenti | 416.440.4101

Benjamin Bridge
(Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada | benjaminbridge.com)
Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Brut 2011 – $47.95
Represented in Canada by: Lifford Wine & Spirits – Andrea Backstrom | 416.440.4101 ext. 303

Big Head Wines
(Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | www.bigheadwines.ca)
Big Head Chardonnay 2013 – $32.00
Big Head Chardonnay 2012 -$28.00
Represented in Ontario by: Big Head Wines – Jakub Lipinski | 905.359.3239

Blue Mountain Vineyard
(Okanagan Valley, Canada| www.bluemountainwinery.com)
Blue Mountain Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $34.95
Blue Mountain Vineyard Blanc de Blancs 2008- $46.95 Blue Mountain Vineyard Gamay Noir 2014 – $27.95
Represented in Ontario by: Rogers & Co- John Praskey | 416.961.2294

Bouchard Finlayson
(Hemel-en-aarde Valley, South Africa | www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za)
Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile's Lair/Kaaimansgat Limited Edition Chardonnay 2014 – $37.95 Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2014 – $39.95
Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2013 – $59.95
Represented in Ontario by: Lifford Wine & Spirits – Angela Aggimenti | 416.440.4101

Cave Spring Cellars
(Beamsville Bench, Ontario | cavespring.ca)
Cave Spring Cellars Chardonnay CSV 2013- $29.95
Cave Spring Cellars Blanc de Blancs NV – $29.95
Cave Spring Cellars Cabernet Franc Estate 2013 – $27.50
Represented in Ontario by: Cave Spring Cellars – Anne Weis-Pennachetti | 905.562.3581

Cavino Winery
(Peloponnese/Achaia, Greece | www.cavino.gr)
Cavino Winery Chardonnay PGI Achaia oak fermented 2015 – $16.95 Cavino Winery Chardonnay PGI Achaia 2015 – $13.95
Represented in Ontario by: Vineter – Mikhail Polienko | 416.509.2998

Cavit Consorzio
(Trento, Italy | www.cavit.it)
Cavit Consorzio Bottega Vinaia Chardonnay Trentino DOC 2015 – $19.95 Cavit Consorzio Altemasi Brut Trento DOC NV – $21.95
Cavit Consorzio Bottega Vinaia Pinot Noir Trentino DOC 2014 – $19.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. – Craig De Blois | 905.943.7272

Champy
(Burgundy, France | http://www.champy.com)
Champy Puligny Montrachet 2013 – $83.00
Champ Bourgogne Chardonnay Signature 2013 – $23.95 Champy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013 – $21.95
Represented in Ontario by: HHD – Harry Drung | 519.884.7600

Château des Charmes
(Niagara Peninsula, Ontario | www.fromtheboscfamily.com)
Château des Charmes Chardonnay, St. David's Bench Vineyard 2012 – $19.95
Château des Charmes Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine, Méthode Traditionnelle 2012 – $29.95 Château des Charmes Gamay Noir 'Droit', St. David's Bench Vineyard 2014 – $17.95
Represented in Ontario by: Château des Charmes – Michèle Bosc | 905.262.4219 ext 226

Chehalem
(Oregon / Willamette Valley, USA | www.chehalemwines.com)
Chehalem Ian's Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $59.95
Chehalem Ionx Chardonnay 2014 – $29.95
Chehalem Gamay Noir, Ridgecrest Vineyards 2013 -$39.95 Represented in Ontario by: The Living Vine Inc. – Mark Cuff | 647.519.8609

Creekside Estate Winery
(Creek Shores, Canada | creeksidewine.com)
Creekside Estate Winery Undercurrent "Wildling" Chardonnay 2014 – $29.95 Creekside Estate Winery Queenston Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 – $24.95 Creekside Estate Winery Serluca Cabernet Franc 2013 – $24.95
Represented in Ontario by: Hobbs & Co Wine Merchants -Nancy Kennedy | 905.329.5347

Dog Point
(Marlborough, New Zealand | www.dogpoint.co.nz)
Dog Point Chardonnay 2014 – $41.95
Dog Point Pinot Noir 2014 – $47.95
Represented in Ontario by: Liquid Art – Charlotte Dilks | 416.532.8565

Domaine Oregon
(Oregon, USA | www.domainedrouhin.com)
Domaine Oregon Arthur Chardonnay 2014 – $39.95
Domaine Oregon Drouhin Oregon Roserock Chardonnay – 2014 $38.95 Domaine Oregon Dundee Hill's Pinot Noir 2013 – $51.95
Represented in Ontario by: Family Wine Merchants -Emily Alonzo | 905.684.8423

Domaine Laroche
(Chablis, France | www.larochewines.com)
Domaine Laroche Chablis Premier Cru Vaudevey 2013 – $37.95 Domaine Laroche Chablis Saint Martin 2014 – $24.95
Represented in Ontario by: Select AdVini – Helène Dion | 450.223.9307  

Domaine Queylus
(Niagara Peninsula, Ontario | www.queylus.com)
Domaine Queylus Chardonnay Reserve du Domaine 2014 – $34.95 Domaine Queylus Chardonnay Tradition 2014 – $24.95
Domaine Queylus Pinot Noir Reserve du Domaine 2012 – $45.00 Represented in Ontario by: Lifford Wine & Spirits – Angela Aggimenti | 416.440.4101

Far Niente (California, USA | farniente.com)
Far Niente EnRoute Chardonnay Russian River 2013 – $84.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. – Craig De Blois | 905.943.7272

Flat Rock Cellars
(Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario | flatrockcellars.com)
Flat Rock Cellars The Rusty Shed Chardonnay 2013
– $24.95
Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling 2009 – $29.95 Flat Rock Cellars Gravity Pinot Noir 2013 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Flat Rock Cellars – Jennifer Hart | 905.562.8994

Foxes Island Wines Ltds.
(Marlborough, New Zealand | www.foxes-island.co.nz)
Foxes Island Chardonnay Belsham Awatere Estate 2011 – $49.95
Foxes Island Pinot Noir Belsham Awatere Estate 2010 – $47.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. – Craig De Blois | 905.943.7272

Gerard Bertrand
(Limoux, Languedoc, France | www.gerard-bertrand.com)
Gerard Bertrand Cuvee Thomas Jefferson Cremant de Limoux Brut 2013- $19.95
Represented in Ontario by: Family Wine Merchants- Emily Alonzo | 905.684.9771

Hahn Family Wines
(Napa, Monterey Country, USA | www.hahnwines.com)
Hahn SLH Chardonnay 2014 – $49.00
Hahn SLH Pinot Noir 2014 – $49.00
Represented in Ontario by: Andrew Peller Import Agency – Carrie May | 705.279.0295

Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery
(Niagara Peninsula, Ontario | henryofpelham.com)
Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $29.95
Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catherine Blanc de Blanc 'carte blanche' 2011 – $44.95 Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 – $34.95
Represented in Ontario by: Henry of Pelham – Emily Alonzo | 905.684.8423

Hidden Bench
(Beamsville Bench, Ontario | www.hiddenbench.com)
Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2014 – $28.75
Hidden Bench Felseck Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 – $38.00 Represented in Ontario by: Hidden Bench – Meg McGrath | 905.563.8700

Inniskillin Wines
(Niagara River, Ontario | www.inniskillin.com)
Inniskillin Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $18.95
Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 – $24.95 Inniskillin Montague Pinot Noir 2012 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Inniskillin Wines – Stacey Mulholland | 905.328.7556

Iona
(Elgin, South Africa | www.iona.co.za)
Iona Chardonnay 2014 – $35.00
Iona Pinot Noir 2013 – $35.00
Represented in Ontario by: Wine World Importers – Bruce Maclean | 416.487.7147

Jackson-Triggs Winery
(Niagara Peninsula, Ontario | www.jacksontriggswinery.com)
Jackson-Triggs Delaine Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 – $24.95
Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2014 – $19.95 Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 – $24.95
Represented in Ontario by: Jackson – Triggs – Stacey Mulholland | 905.328.7556

JoieFarm Winery
(Okanagan Valley, Canada | www.joiefarm.com)
JoieFarm "En Family" Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $29.90 JoieFarm Un-oaked Chardonnay 2015 – $22.90
JoieFarm Gamay 2013 – $23.90
Represented in Ontario by: JoieFarm Winery – Noelle Starzynski | 250.496.0093

Landmark Vineyards
(Sonoma Valley, USA | www.landmarkwine.com)
Landmark Overlook Chardonnay 2013 – $44.95
Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir 2013 – $44.95
Represented in Ontario by: The Vine – Sabina Poirier | 416.693.7994

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
(Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia | lightfootandwolfvillewines.com)
Lightfoot & Wolfville Ancienne Chardonnay Reserve 2013 – $60.00
Lightfoot & Wolfville Ancienne Chardonnay 2013 – $40.00 Lightfoot & Wolfville Ancienne Pinot Noir 2013 – $40.00
Represented in Ontario by: Lightfoot & Wolfville – Peter Gamble | 905.984.1522

Lighthall Vineyards
(Prince Edward County, Ontario | www.lighthallvineyards.com)
Lighthall Vineyards Chardonnay 2014 – $25.00
Lighthall Vineyards Culmination (Blanc de Blancs) 2011 – $35.00 Lighthall Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014 – $30.00
Represented in Ontario by: Lighthall Vineyards – Glenn Symons | 613.767.9155

Lourensford Wine Estate
(Stellenbosch, South Africa | www.lourensford.co.za)
Lourensford The Dome Chardonnay 2015 – $24.95
Lourensford Estate Chardonnay 2015 – $18.95
Represented in Ontario by: Wine World Importers and Exporters Ltd -Bruce Maclean | 416.487.7147

Maison Pierre Sparr
(Alsace AOC, France | www.vins-sparr.com)
Maison Pierre Sparr Crémant Pierre Sparr Chardonnay Brut NV – $19.95
Maison Pierre Sparr Crémant Pierre Sparr Clos Sainte Odile Chardonnay NV – $19.95 Maison Pierre Sparr Pinot Noir Calcaire Pierre Sparr 2013 – $23.95
Represented in Ontario by: Profile Wine Group – Joanne Sellito Violo | 416.598.0033 ext.224

Maison Roche de Bellene
(Burgundy, France | www.domainedebellene.com)
Roche de Bellene Meursault Charmes Premier Cru 2014 $91.00
Domaine de Bellene Savigny Les Beaune Blanc 2014 – $33.95 Domaine de Bellene Nuits Saint Georges Pinot Noir 2013 – $58.95
Represented in Ontario by: Tannin Fine Wines Ltd – Nicholas Pearce | 416.918.6425

Malivoire Wine
(Beamsville Bench, Ontario | www.malivoire.com)
Malivoire Moira Chardonnay 2012 – $39.95
Malivoire Chardonnay 2014 – $19.95 Malivoire Small Lot Gamay 2014 – $19.95
Represented in Ontario by: Malivoire Wines- Stephen Gash | 905.563.9253

Miguel Torres Chile
(Curico Valley, Chile | migueltorres.cl)
Cordillera Chardonnay 2013 – $18.95
Santa Digna Chardonnay 2015 – $14.95 Santa Digna Pinot Noir 2013 – $14.95
Represented in Ontario by: Family Wine Merchants – Emily Alonzo | 905.684.9771

Niagara College Teaching Winery
(Niagara, Ontario | www.niagaracollegewine.ca)
Niagara College Teaching Winery Dean's List Chardonnay 2012 – $25.15
Niagara College Teaching Winery Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2012 – $19.15 Niagara College Teaching Winery Balance Cabernet Franc 2011 – $19.15
Represented in Ontario by: Niagara College Teaching Winery – Brian Yeo | 289.668.3440

Norman Hardie
(Prince Edward County, Ontario | www.normanhardie.com)
Norman Hardie County Chardonnay Unfiltered 2014 – $45.00
Norman Hardie Chardonnay Unfiltered 2013 – $39.00
Represented in Ontario by: Norman Hardie Wines – Norman Hardie | 613.399.5297

Pearl Morissette Estate Winery
(Niagara, Ontario | www.pearlmorissette.com)
Pearl Morissette Chardonnay Dix-Neuvieme 2013 – $38.00
Pearl Morrissette Cabernet Franc Madeline 2012 – $38.00
Represented in Ontario by: Pearl Morissette Estate Winery – Milton Mednick | 416.670.9094

Peller Estates
(Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | www.peller.com)
Andrew Peller Signature Series Chardonnay 2013 – $31.95 Andrew Peller Private Reserve Chardonnay 2014 – $18.95 Andrew Peller Private Reserve Gamay Noir 2014 – $18.95
Represented in Ontario by: Peller Estates – Sarah Hopkins | 905.468.6203

Planeta
(Sicily, Italy | www.planeta.it)
Planeta Chardonnay DOC Sicilia 2014 – $44.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. – Craig De Blois | 905-943-7272

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
(St. David's Bench, Ontario | www.ravinevineyard.com)
Ravine Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $50.00
Ravine Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 – $30.00 Ravine Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir 2013 – $65.00
Represented in Ontario by: Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery – Jennifer Coburn | 905.262.8463

Redstone Winery
(Lincoln Lakeshore, Ontario | www.redstonewines.ca)
Redstone Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2012 – $38.95
Redstone Winery Chardonnay 2011 – $31.95
Redstone Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2012 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Redstone Winery – Kelly Van Hoffen | 905.563.9463

Secreto Patagonico
(Patagonia, Argentina | www.secretopatagonico.com)
Secreto Patagonico Chardonnay 2015 – $19.95
Secreto Patagonico Pinot Noir 2015 – $19.95
Represented in Ontario by: Family Wine Merchants – Daniel Speck | 905.684.9771

Sonoma-Cutrer Winery
(Sonoma Coast, USA | www.sonomacutrer.com)
Sonoma-Cutrer Les Pierres Chardonnay 2013 – $49.95
Sonoma – Cutrer Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014 – $27.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits – Craig de Blois | 416.893.2159

Stoller Family Estate
(Oregon / Dundee Hills, USA | stollerfamilyestate.com)
Stoller Family Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $34.95
Dundee Hills Chardonnay 2015 – $24.95 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2014 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Kirkwood Diamond Canada – Andrew Green | 905.849.4346

Stratus Vineyards
(Niagara, Ontario | stratuswines.com)
Stratus Chardonnay 2013 – $48.00
Stratus Chardonnay 2014 – $48.00 Stratus Cabernet Franc 2013 – $38.00
Represented in Ontario by: Stratus Vineyards – Suzanne Janke | 905.468.1806

Tawse Winery
(Niagara Peninsula, Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario | www.tawsewinery.ca)
Tawse Winery Quarry Road Chardonnay 2012 – $35.95
Tawe Winery Estate Chardonnay 2012 – $37.95 Tawse Winery Tintern Road Pinot Noir 2013 – $44.95
Represented in Ontario by: Tawse Winery – Marie-Helene Morency | 905.562.9500 ext 328

Tenuta Mosole
(Veneto Orientale / DOC Venezia, Italy | www.mosole.com)
Tenuta Mosole Chardonnay DOC Venezia 2015 – $18.95
Tenuta Mosole Chardonnay Passi di Luce IGT Veneto Orientale 2015 – $16.95 Tenuta Mosole Cabernet Franc DOC Venezia 2015 -$18.95
Represented in Ontario by: The Vine Agency – Rita Bordin | 416.693.7994

Thirty Bench Wine Makers
(Beamsville Bench, Ontario | www.thirtybench.com)
Thirty Bench Wine Makers Small Lot Chardonnay 2013 – $30.20
Thirty Bench Wine Makers Small Lot Chardonnay 2014 – $30.20 Thirty Bench Wine Makers Small Lot Pinot Noir 2013 – $35.20
Represented in Ontario by: Thirty Bench Wine Makers – Sarah Hopkins | 905.468.6203

Tinhorn Creek
(Okanagan, Canada | www.tinhorn.com)
Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Chardonnay 2014 – $29.95
Tinhorn Creek Chardonnay 2014 – $19.95
Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc 2013 $32.00 Represented in Ontario by: Trialto Wine Group – Charlotte Dilks | 416.532.8565

Trius Winery
(Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | www.triuswines.com)
Trius Showcase "Wild Ferment" Chardonnay 2013 – $36.20
Trius Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2014 – $19.95 Trius Showcase 'Clark Farm' Pinot Noir 2013 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Trius Winery – Sarah Hopkins | 905.468.6203

Two Sisters Vineyards
(Niagara on the Lake, Ontario | www.twosistersvineyards.com)
Two Sisters Lenko Vineyard Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015 – $
Two Sisters Cabernet Franc 2012 – $58.00
Represented in Ontario by: Two Sisters Vineyards – Melissa Marotta-Paolicelli | 905.468.0592 ext. 10

Viña Tabali
(Valle de Limarí, Chile | www.tabali.com)
Viña Tabali Talinay Chardonnay 2014 – $29.95
Viña Tabali Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2013 – $18.95 Viña Tabali Talinay Pinot Noir 2013 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Hobbs & Co. – Andrea Schwarz | 905.466.1815

Westcott Vineyards
(Vinemount Ridge, Ontario | www.westcottvineyards.com)
Westcott Vineyards Lenko Old Vines 2014 – $32.95
Westcott Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2013 – $26.00 Westcott Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2013 -$30.00
Represented in Ontario by: Westcott Vineyards – Carolyn Hurst | 905.562.7517

 

 

 

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