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 Hyssop fermented 8 months on golden plums with hyssop, an evergreen garden herb of the mint family that is grown for it’s aromatic leaves and flowers. The plant has a sweet scent and warm bitter taste and has long been used to flavour foods and drinks.
The Spot You Told Me About – a foraged vermouth soda. The sweet vermouth was made from pears, apples & blue plums and locally foraged botanicals like apple blossoms, wild lemon ginger, blue and red spruce tips and white pine shoots, then blended with house made soda, and allowed to ferment again before canning. There is zero residual sugar.
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!
Trail Estate Winery – 2020 Oh Julius is a wild-fermented, unfiltered and un-sulphured orange wine that is eminently quenchable. An electric mix of aromatics balanced by the length of time spent on the skins during fermentation. This wine is a balanced and adult version of a fruit cocktail. Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Sauvagnon Blanc & Muscat.
2018 Cabernet Franc (Foxcroft Vineyard) is a dark and earthy Cab with peppery notes of black liquorice laced with aromatic thyme, beets and blackberries on the nose. The palate is generous and rich with firm tannin structure and medium acidity. Pair with our lentil bolognese, or beef & ricotta lasagna.
Pearl Morissette Winery – 2019 Gamay, Niagara Ontario. Crunchy, vibrant and inviting, this is a Gamay that you can bite into. Made with 100% Gamay from their Redfoot Vineyard, this bottle brims with energy and fruit. Drink on it’s own or pair with pretty much everything.
Hinterland Winery, L’Imparfait Négociant Famille Pinot is equal parts Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. This light, layered blend is a McMillan and Hinterland collaboration. It has a lighter palate and great structure. Pair with pork, roast duck, mushroom or grilled vegetable dishes.
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. 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!
Stanners – 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.
Please note that our stock is popular and not all wines are are available at all times.