There is a definitive buzz around this winery, and it’s not just wine talk. As Niagara’s first winery AND meadery, they are pioneers in the world of Canadian wine. With nearly a century of beekeeping in the family, they combine this passion and expertise into their vineyard, located in the heart of the glorious Beamsville Bench. The world of wine has taken notice.
2012 Ontario Winemaker of the Year, Andrzej Lipinski has been one of Ontario’s pioneering visionaries for decades. His journey through such esteemed producers as Vineland Estates, De Sousa, Organized Crime, Megalomaniac, Foreign Affair among others, as well as his current duties as winemaker for Colaneri.
Creekside has been doing its premium thing on the Niagara Peninsula since 1997, when owner Laura McCain jumped at the opportunity to pursue a growing passion for wine, purchasing a 15-acre vineyard and winery on Fourth Avenue near Jordan, ON.
Corte Dei Venti
A young family operation with historical roots, Corte Dei Venti is an absolute marvel to behold. Situated due east of Sant’ Angelo in Colle, the southernmost commune of the Montalcino DOCG, their majestic property traces its roots back to the 13th century as an agricultural settlement.
Perched atop the tiny village of Sant’ Enea on the outskirts of Perugia, the gentle slopes of this estate have been planted to grapes for centuries dating back to Etruscan times. Overlooking the historic communes of Assisi and Todi, the enchanting panorama is merely the prelude to the magic at work around the old stone farmhouse.
The Valentini’s have been a cornerstone in local wine production for over a hundred years. In fact, when the Bocale Winery was launched in 2002, the name was chosen because for generations the term Bocale was used as a slang for the unit of measurement of the jug wines made famous by his family.
Having been a fan of Klingenfus wines for some time, it was a great honour to taste with the man this year at Prowein in Dusseldorf. Alsace can be amongst the most misunderstood and misrepresented regions in the entire world of wine.
Chateau La Bretonniere
In 1992 Stephane Heurlier arrived in Bordeaux, having abandoned the safety net of his family cereal empire in Northern France. He came in search of a new frontier to challenge him outside of a comfortable life back home.