It’s that magical turning point of the Harvest where all the Pinots are now resting in barrel and the Chardonnays are still slowly fermenting away. We await approximately 30 tonnes of Cabernet Franc between PEC and Niagara, picking as I write this. The vineyard crew have done their usual magnificent job in tying down the vineyard in advance of hilling up for the winter.

We have two outstanding Pinot Noirs being released in LCBO Vintages this weekend. When comparing to Burgundy, our 2019 County Pinot Noir is ethereal and elegant, similar to the wines that come from the Cote de Baune. Our 2020 Niagara Pinot is the biggest and boldest Pinot we’ve made to date, reminiscent of the richer Pinots that from the Cote de Nuits. I’ve created a short video on each that will give you great insight into these two wines. See video links below:


2019 County Pinot Noir

2020 Niagara Pinot Noir

These wines are available now in select LCBO Vintages locations. Our 2019 County Pinot is now a Vintages exclusive, while our 2020 Niagara Pinot is available both in store and through our online shop, with delivery available across Canada.

Our Winter Food program launches this Monday and will remain available daily all season long! All winter we will be serving piping hot Bolognese lasagnas (vegetarian option available), classic French onion soup (vegan option available), fresh East Coast oysters, and our cold-smoked local trout. Seating is available outdoors next to roaring fire pits, or inside our cozy barrel chamber. We look forward to welcoming you during the magical winter season! We’re open 7 days a week, please check our website for or Instagram (@normanhardiewinery) for our most up-to-date hours.

Our wines make the perfect gift! Think of us for wine-loving friends, family and corporate gifts. If you can’t make it to the County to pick up our wines this Holiday season, we are always delighted to ship directly to your door. Free shipping is available for Ontario orders $90+, Quebec orders $200+, and orders to the rest of Canada $300+. Mixed cases are welcome! Click here to order.

Thank you for supporting the winery and my incredible team who work tirelessly day in and day out to help grow and craft some of the most exciting cool-climate wines in the world.