After a long and protracted winter, our dedicated and tireless vineyard crew has been hard at work unburying our vines and tying up the canes. This is by no means a small task given we now have close to 80,000 vines planted. The buds are starting to push and if the forecast stays true, we should see a great start to the season and hopefully no repeat of last year’s devastating frost.
In early June I am planning two winemaker dinners in Toronto.
> June 7: Momofuku Shoto David Chang’s kitchen team, along with Wine Director Steven Sousa, have paired our wines with an exemplary menu. Only 24 seats available… Click here for more details and to reserve.
> June 9: Boralia A quintessential collaborative Canadian feast. Dishes from Chef Mark Filatow of Waterfront Wines (BC) and wines from Tantalus Vineyards (Okanagan’s best) as well as dishes from Boralia’s renowned chef Wayne Morris and my wines. Only 30 seats. Call 647-351-5100 to book your spot.
Two world-class wine events
> May 26-29: Lake Louise Wine Summit at the Post Hotel We are honoured to have our wines poured alongside iconic wines from Champagne, California, France and Italy. In addition, Matt Kramer (Wine Spectator columnist, Author of “Making sense of Burgundy”) will be showcasing two of our wines in his keynote address. It promises to an incredible weekend. Treat yourself to a little hedonism. A few tickets still available here.
> July 22nd-24: i4c / Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration Join me in Niagara for the 6th edition of this great event. 61 producers from a dozen countries will be pouring over 150 wines sure to satisfy every Chardonnay lover out there. If you wish to join us, click here for tickets.
Great reviews on our two spring / early summer releases
With summer’s imminent arrival, we have just released our 2014 Chardonnay “Unfiltered” and our 2015 Riesling in VINTAGES.
> The 2015 Riesling (92 points, Carolyn Hammond) is just dry, with fresh citrus notes and comes in at a wonderful 9.8% alcohol, making it an ideal summer sipper on the patio at home or on the dock at the cottage.
> Our 2014 Chardonnay “Unfiltered” (92 points, John Szabo MS) is one of the brightest and most minerally-driven Chardonnays we have ever fermented. Tasted blind we have had many favourable comparisons to great Chablis.
The ’14 Chardonnay is currently an exclusive to VINTAGES, we are selling the critically acclaimed ’13 at the winery.
I am excited to announce that our wood-fired pizza oven is now open for the season. We have our entire rockstar kitchen crew back from last year. We are open from 11 til 6 Friday through Monday In May and in June through to Thanksgiving Monday we will be open Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday).
It is now easier than ever to order wine through our online store. We will ship directly to your door. Mixed cases are welcome and delivery in Ontario is free for orders over $200.
Cheers from stunning Prince Edward County