Wines & Ciders in Store
We now have some incredibly delectable and delightful wines available for purchase in store!
Revel Cider – Revel Cidery is located in Guelph Ontario and has been a favourite of ours for years. These lovely humans are making some really impressive products that are unlike your usual run of the mill ciders. They let everything ferment with the organisms indigenous to the fruit and Cidery, which showcases the sense of time and place for each harvest.
Ostara Chamomile began as a wild fermented cider on golden plums. Their native microflora chewed on the plums for 8 months, slowly releasing all of their goodness. It was then aged further on chamomile flowers. The chamomile has imparted a really lovely sweet set of aromas. Floral with citrus and nougat notes. Enjoy chilled.
Time & Place This is their purest expression of what the Cidery has to offer. It is bright and tart, a blend of apple and wild yeast acidity. Ripe orchard aromatics, restrained yet elegant. It’s a crusher!
Burdock Brewery – Located in Toronto, this is not quite a wine but it’s from Ontario, it’s unique and therefore perfect for our shelves. First is Best Fruits II – is a barrel aged sour with golden plums and riesling. This is a blend of mixed fermented barrel-aged beers aged on Ontario golden plums for 2 months in stainless steel & blended with riesling at bottling (31%). The aroma on the nose is loaded with dried apricots, hot peaches, and white freezes. It is 7.7% and is a beauty to drink! The second item of theirs on our shelves is the IPA du Vin. This IPA is co-fermented with Riesling! Heavily dry-hopped with Citra & Vic Secret – it’s hazy and full-bodied with subtle riesling derived acidity (14% of the blend). Loads of lemon meringue, grapefruit swirl, orangina cantina. It’s a citrus party!
Rosewood Pure Imagination Orange Wine – Introducing Pure Imagination, Rosewoods inaugural
skin contact white. A blend of Gerwurztraminer and Pinot Gris with loads of floral notes, grapefruit, and white nectarine this wine is super interesting and bone dry. Bottled without fining or filtration. This wine would pair well with any of our Indian of Morrocan dinners. Along with the beautiful labelling they have added a fun and whimsical contest to keep the theme of the wine alive! 10 GOLDEN CORKS have been placed in the batch of 1500 bottles. Each Golden Cork allows you and a guest access to a limited invite only Willy Wonka themed tour and dinner. Maybe you will be the one!
Stanners – Pinot Noir – Stanners winery is located in Prince Edward County. They are a small, family owned vineyard and boutique winery dedicated to producing premium Pinot Noir. There 2018 Pinot Noir grapes were from their estate vineyard and from another nearby vineyard in the county. The 2018 growing season was relatively warm, producing ripe, darker fruit flavours and more tannins than in the cooler years. Their traditional approach with minimal handling in the winery resulted in an elegant Pinot Noir that reflects the County’s terrior – strawberry and dark cherry flavours, good minerality, fine balanced acidity and soft tannins.
Chardonnay – The grapes for their Reserve Chardonnay are from their own vineyard (67%) and two other County vineyards. The growing season started out cold and wet, but luckily turned hot and dry in September and October, giving intense, ripe flavours while maintaining bright acidity. One half of the wine was fermented and aged in French oak for 12 months and the other half in stainless steel. The wine has aromas and flavours of pear, citrus and orange blossom with pleasing minerality. Perfect wine for fall months! Pair with Squash soups, Apple pie, or savoury chicken dishes.
Lightall The Fence Sparkling Rosé – We are thrilled to welcome Lighthall’s 2019 “The Fence” Sparkling Rosé to our roster of Ontario wines. Lighthall is a small family owned and operated winery producing low intervention wines located in beautiful Prince Edward County. This Sparkling is made from Pinot Noir, then refermented using the Charmat Method. The nose features bright notes of strawberry, cherry, and raspberry. Wonderfully crisp and fruity while still refreshingly dry, this wine matches exceptionally with spicy red sauce and sweet red bell peppers.
Please note that our stock is popular and not all wines are are available at all times.