The Journey to discover it is yours!
When you see the VQA label it stands for 100% grapes grown in Ontario, made with the highest standards. Grown by growers that have a passion for the industry. Here in the Niagara region we have one of the most beautiful area's for growing grapes. It is not although without its trials, every year is a new year with new challenges for the grower's to protect their vineyards.
Spring, summer, fall and winter brings many challenges, such as spring frost, in which we must use wind machines or helicopters to fly over the vineyards to raise the temperature, a costly thing to do but it works and it is actually amazing to see how they fly the helicopter's over the vineyards very low and precisely at the exact height of inversion to bring down the warmer air and heat up the temperature by quite a few degrees.
Summer weather is also a challenge from rain storms to dry spells when irrigation is needed to cool days where we do not reach our need sun time for our grapes to ripen.
To the fall when excitement and hecticness and of course stress of “ let’s get going on the harvest” the grapes are ready, or too ripe or not ripe enough. Oh the thought of having to thin them out (which means dropping grapes to the ground) to help them to mature and be ready for harvest.. And yet we go on to continue into ice wine season the sweet nectar of the God's not without its challenges, to keep the birds away and to wait patiently for the temperature to drop to -10 degrees or more till they are completely frozen. time is of the essence cold and chilly and yet we have to press them frozen, what a beautiful sight to see as it's being pressed like a pancake and then all of a sudden it come running out so little but so valuable. Ice Wine..
How amazing the cycle is as we the Growers depend so much on the weather to bring in a crop of such quality , the pride, passion and determination . As you watch those vines grow and take a simple stroll through the vineyard a sense of joy, peace, and romance begins to occur as you hear the flutter of the leave wailing in the vineyard as the wind passes through, toasting and reminiscing with a glass of wine. Lush and green by July and through to harvest, anticipation of what will be created by the next step with
the Wine Maker.
Ah it is time like a first crush it all begins again in the hands of the Winemaker. Passion again is what creates a beautiful wine. It is an art, a dedication and a challenge for the winemaker to produce such a wine. Each winemaker in our area is unique. Just by knowing and tasting the wines that are being made in our area we have in a very short time become a world class wine producing country.
Our Wine Region in Ontario is must see with all that there is we are truly unique, from Grower, to Winemaker, from Vineyard to table. Passion, Pride, Determination, Integrity. A journey to be taken from year after year. Ever present, Ever changing a passion through and through from the Growers to the Winemakers . Local people creating a Vision to inspire, enjoy fine dining, the theater, cycling, or taking in the spa, a quick getaway to rekindle Romance, enjoy an anniversary, or just relaxing in the tranquility of our surrounding.
Welcome to our area we are so eager to share what we do, so if you see us out there in the vineyard stop and say hello and don't be afraid to ask what we are doing. This is the Growers passion and labour of love , where it all starts in the Vineyard.
So next time you’re looking for a great bottle of Wine go Ontario go local VQA 100% locally grown grapes and if you don't see the VQA symbol it not 100% Ontario grown. Join us to celebrate Ontario wines by asking for only 100% VQA wine's and (Product of Canada) which is also 100% example the East/West series-TWO DISTINGUISHED CANADIAN ESTATE WINERIES
CREATING ONE DISTINCTIVE CANADIAN WINE
The Winemaking Teams of Inniskillin Niagara and Inniskillin Okanagan, headed by Winemakers Bruce
Nicholson (Inniskillin Niagara) and Sandor Mayer (Inniskillin Okanagan) have worked together to bring
the fl avours of these two winemaking regions into a series of distinctive wines. Much is known about both winemaking
regions but little is known about the blending of the two. The East West Series wines demonstrate that the right
varieties blended together enhance the strengths of each region. Wine made from the desert-like conditions
of the West blended with the more moist, cooler climate of the East, combine to create greater complexity, depth
and character. With contributions from both the East and West we feel we have the ultimate in Canadian terroir!
Inniskillin is proud to continue the true entrepreneurial and innovative spirit that it was founded upon.
The East West Series launched in September 2010 exclusive to the Inniskillin Wine Boutique, Niagara Ontario at any LCBO store you won't be disappointed. And if you’re not sure what to get give me a shout and I will guide you to a wine you will surely enjoy..
Ontario's Wine Region is truly yours to discover, a must.!
Come take the unforgettable Journey and Discover all that there is to discover!
Guided Cycling Wine Tours-$89.00 per person
Start the morning with a leisurely cycle wine tour Starting at 10:30 am along a apectacular route!
Visit three award winning Boutique wineries, tour and wine tastings of outstanding wines that can only be purchased at local wineries.
Staring from our own vineyards we will take you on a leisure cycle tour down beautiful country roads past amazing vineyards and orchards on a bicycle trail alongside the impressive Niagara River. Cycling in small groups on a Journey to discover all that Niagara's wine country has to offer. Enjoy tastings of fine wines and find out how these charming Wineries are constantly working to produce the best award winning wines. From the Growers passion to grow premium grapes and the intricate hands of the Winemaker and his passion to create award winning wines. This is the heart of the wine that is in every bottle of Ontario wine.
Wineries visited may include Marynissen Estates Winery, Inniskillin Estates Winery, Reif Estates Winery, Peller Estates Winery, Jackson Triggs Estates Winery,Pillitteri Estates Winery. Pondveiw Estates Winery, Caroline Cellars. PRICE:$89.00 per person + tx -includes touring bicycle, tour guide, wine tastingsincluding icewine, Boxed Lunch,refreshment,water,include pick up of wine.