You may not have noticed that we are now carrying a small and carefully curated selection of Ontario Wines. The newest addition to our Retail Team – Sheri – comes from the Restaurant Industry and does she know her wines! Sheri has an exceptional palate and knows how to pick winners. Armed with only the following instructions; choose Ontario wines from small producers and only select wines that are not available in the LCBO – Sheri has created an exciting selection to offer in store to our clients.
Our current line up includes:
Rosewood Pure Imagination Orange Wine – Rosewood’s inaugural skin contact white – a blend of Gerwurtztraminer 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 our Indian & Middle Eastern dishes. Along with the beautiful labelling, Rosewood have added a fun and whimsical contest to keep the theme of the wine alive! 10
Rosewood Follow the White Rabbit Chardonnay -Most chardonnays can be rich and oaky, this chardonnay is much leaner and less oak dominated. With the addition of 10% Pinot gris the wine has lots of tropical, floral, and citrus notes. This would be great with our lobster roll, any fish dish, or lighter seasoned chicken or pork dishes. Serve well chilled.
Rosewood Night Moves Gamay – Living and Yum! This Gamay dances on your tongue, lighter bodied with loads of cherry and raspberry, this wine is smooth with a slight bitter finish. Pair with pretty much anything, can be enjoyed slightly chilled. Try it alongside charcuterie or some tasty appetizers.
Lightall The Fence Sparkling Rosé – We are thrilled to welcome Lighthall’s 2019 “The Fence” Sparkling Rosé to our roster of Ontario wines.
They are 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 re-fermented 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.
Rosewood No Bad Days Sangria – This is just pure fun am I right?! This Sangria is a collaboration with WIllibald Distillery using their pink gin, this sangria has loads of blueberry juice, niagara peaches and the Rosewoods honey wine. Packaged in eco-friendly and recyclable wine pouches. They are freezer proof and an ideal drinking partner for the porch, backyard, park, beach or golf course. Store and serve well chilled over ice. Add your favourite fruit or sparkling water to jazz it up a few notches. Pair with anything.
Like everything we do, as we move through the seasons our selection will change, and the wines have been specifically chosen to pair well with food.