After one of the coldest and snowy winters in recent history, we can only hope that the spring equinox a few weeks away will live up to its name. We have had a busy winter in the cellar slowly preparing the 2013 aromatics for their bottling in about a months time. I have also spent a lot of time in our international markets where the wines continue to impress. Much to my delight, one of our wines was selected as one of twelve blind wines at the annual Oxford/Cambridge blind tasting which Cambridge managed to win (apparently Cambridge trained a lot harder than Oxford!!)
In addition, our 2012 County Pinot Noir was the only wine this year to take top wine and top wine pairing at Gold Medal plates. The wine is showing wonderful depth of flavours while still exhibiting  a beautifully balanced feminine quality that we saw in our 2009 County Pinot Noir. The 2012 County Chardonnay is very similar to the magnificent 2008 County Chardonnay (the wine Matt Kramer from the Wine Spectator voted as his top wine of the year). There is lots of minerality, firm acidity and reduction similar to great artisanal Burgundian whites. If you love rich full bodied oaked Californian Chardonnays, this is not the wine for you.
We are delighted to be part of Ruby Watchco’s first Artisan winemaker dinner series on March 26th. Click here to see the menu and wine pairings as well as to book directly.
Join us at the winery on March 29th and 30th for Maple in the County! We will be serving up fresh gravalox with local maple syrup, paired with our 2012 Riesling.
We have several other events coming up as we kick of the season. Please see our events page for more details.
Both the Chardonnays and Pinots from the 2012 vintage will sell out quickly, our production of both wines was very limited. As always delivery is free anywhere in Ontario for orders of $200 or more, mixed cases are welcome.
Cheers and may spring come soon,