Cuvée Wine Station 3

One of the most exciting features of Cuvée is being introduced to amazing Ontario VQA wine selections that our winemakers picked as their personal favourites! Visit each of our participating wineries featured in Station 3 to hear more about what makes each wine so special, complete with tasting notes, pairing tips, and insider insights.

Don’t forget to also visit the links featuring the Winemakers Favourites below. Each winery has provided options that make it easy for you to shop online and enjoy these wines at home! Support local!

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Inniskillin Niagara Estate

1499 Line 3
Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-468-2187
inniskillin.com

WINEMAKER: Bruce Nicholson

2018 Sparkling Vidal Icewine

The Sparkling Vidal is one of my favourite wines to showcase. Often a celebratory wine, and possibly one of the most versatile Icewines available. I believe this unique Inniskillin product brings the “wow factor” with its abundance of tropical flavours, balanced with a crisp acidity and fine mousse. This is the perfect wine for a Cuvée celebration.

Purchase this wine – $79.95

2017 Montague Vyd Pinot Noir

The 2017 Montague Pinot Noir comes from one of Niagara’s premier vineyards in Four Mile Creek. I believe this wine expresses the terroir very well with its plum and dark cherry notes with hints of spice underneath. You can appreciate the approachable tannins in this complex wine now, or, if you prefer, it can be aged and enjoyed at a later date.

Purchase this wine – $30.95

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate

2145 Niagara Stone Rd.
Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-468-4637
jacksontriggswinery.com

WINEMAKER: Levi de Loryn

2018 Grand Reserve Pinot Grigio

This wine shines as an excellent example of what Niagara can produce when it comes to Pinot Grigio. From the moment we received the grapes at the winery the fruit showed its elegance, and this remained throughout the entire vinification process. With beautiful chalky acidity, and incredible balance on the palate, the varietal aromatics are abundant: white peaches, apricots, floral notes and tropical undertones.

Purchase this wine – $20.95

2017 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir

Niagara can hold its own in the Pinot Noir arena and the 2017 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir is doing just that. With elegant retention of fruit, restrained oak, silky tannins and balanced palate, this wine is ready to drink now or cellar for up to five years. I consider it a fine achievement.

Purchase this wine – $25.95

Kacaba Vineyards Winery

3550 King St.
Vineland
905-562-5625
kacaba.com

WINEMAKER: Vadim Chelekhov

2017 Terraced Vineyard Syrah

The Kacaba Terraced Vineyard is a unique and highly prized area of land quickly becoming recognized for producing world class Syrah here in Niagara. The freedraining soils, warm daytime temperatures and cool nights, combined with a long cool growing season, encourage low yields and slow ripening. These factors, along with well-timed vineyard management techniques, ensure the resulting wines are deeply coloured and well structured, with pure aromatics and flavours classic to the variety.

Purchase this wine – $33.15

2019 Reserve Riesling

The Kacaba Vineyards Reserve Riesling is produced from deep rooted Escarpment vines showcasing fruit forward character with ample complexity and minerality. This noble variety is the perfect pairing wine for a variety of foods, from tapas to seasonal salads and spicy main dishes, or social sipping. True Riesling lovers will appreciate this wine now for its vibrant youth but will also love it in years to come. Classic aged Riesling characteristics will develop in the bottle over a two to three-year period, but for those not faint of heart, careful cellaring of seven to nine years can showcase a truly exceptional Riesling wine.

Purchase this wine – $20.15

Karlo Estates

561 Danforth Rd.
Prince Edward County
613-438-4150
karloestates.com

WINEMAKER: Derek Barnett and Spencer Mayer

2017 Estate Malbec

This is the only Malbec in Prince Edward County and is delicious. It has gotten multiple gold medal scores already so it’s not just us that thinks so. It’s a beautiful wine.

Purchase this wine – $39.00

2018 Estate Chardonnay

This wine is stunningly beautiful and is perfect in our terroir. Our Estate Chardonnay has quickly become one of our signature wines.

Purchase this wine – $45.00

Konzelmann Estate Winery

1096 Lakeshore Rd.
Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-935-2866
konzelmann.ca

WINEMAKER: Herbert Konzelmann

2016 Merlot Family Reserve

Our Family Reserve Series represents generations of winemaking excellence, and this Merlot embodies just that. It was aged in four different varieties of oak barrels, giving it a depth of flavour and layers of complexity.

Purchase this wine – $49.95

2018 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest

Gewurztraminer is one of Herbert Konzelmann’s favourite wines to produce. This aromatic German-style wine has a complex and enduring nose and palate with flavours of lychee, honey and candied lemon. Full-bodied on the palate with a delicate sweetness and a balanced hint of acidity on the finish.

Purchase this wine – $15.95

Lakeview Wine Co.

1067 Niagara Stone Rd.
Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-685-5673
lakeviewwineco.com

WINEMAKER: Scott McGregor and Jessica Wallace

2017 Lakeview Cellars Fumé Blanc

Crafted from the premium Sauvignon Blanc vines grown in the Niagara Peninsula, this unique Fumé Blanc showcases fresh aromas of tropical and citrus fruit while expressing subtle, toasty notes. The palate bursts with flavours of pineapple and melon, complemented by a soft, smooth finish.

Purchase this wine – $22.95

2016 Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

This Niagara red wine displays a rich garnet colour that boasts cassis, plum, vanilla and oak aromas on the nose, leading to array of flavours on the palate including dark cherries, anise, and well-integrated oak tones. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a very wellbalanced red that can cellar five to seven years.

Purchase this wine – $34.95

Le Clos Jordanne

2540 South Service Rd.
Jordan Station
905-562-9404
leclosjordanne.com

WINEMAKER: Thomas Bachelder

2017 Le Grand Clos Chardonnay

“Le Grand Clos” is not a project, but a “terroir” and coming back to this project is a real thrill! Now, with greater vine age, I sense even greater delicacy, and yet confoundingly, a greater weight that will certainly grow up around the wine in bottle. Stone-fruit, lanolin-textured complexity, with length, breadth and a finely textured elegance give way to a complex marzipan and limestone mineral-inflected “calcaire” finish. Incredibly rich and long, yet somehow still lacey and restrained, this is the enigma of Le Grand Clos Chardonnay, one of the great “Grand Crus” of Niagara.

Purchase this wine – $44.95

2017 Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir

Seeing these young vines, now all grown up, coming back to this project is one of the high points of my life since going to school in Burgundy in 1992/1993. Now, with greater vine age, I sense a great brooding tension of fruit and longevity under the mantle of rich, dense fruit on the nose of the Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2017. One senses a certain aristocratic reticence in this wine. However, the pure, kirsch-flavoured, suave, stony red and black raspberry fruit is the terroir clue that always dominates the ensemble. Never immediately expressive young, this wine has a real sense of place.

Purchase this wine – $44.95

Leaning Post Wines

1491 Highway 8
Stoney Creek
905-643-9795
leaningpostwines.com

WINEMAKER: Ilya Senchuk

2018 The Fifty Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is a particular favorite as it typically turns heads of people who have turned away from Chardonnay. Chardonnay is one of my favorite varieties and I love surprising people when they find that they truly do love this amazing grape. This wine is the epitome of Chablis-meets-Ontario. The nose bursts with lemon zest, anise seed, green apple and toasty lees. Fresh lemon, lemon curd, licorice, and brighter green apple is all tied together with crisp acidity and a strong mineral note. This wine will age well for the next five to eight years. Try with creamy cheeses, sole meuniere, and roasted chicken.

Purchase this wine – $23.00

2017 Merlot

This Merlot is a favorite of mine as I feel it shows the intensity of what Niagara wines are capable of. The 2017 vintage was very strange, with cold and rainy weather until late August. Then the clouds parted, and the sun began shining, allowing us to hang grapes and ripen them fully late into the season. As a result, the intensity and concentration on this wine is unparalleled with strawberry, blackcurrant, mulberry and blackberry aromas exploding from the glass. The lifted palate frames intense flavours of blueberry, plum, cocoa and coffee, backed-up by savoury tobacco leaf, anise and oregano notes. Exceptional weight and substance combine with powerful yet soft tannins creating a wonderful texture that brings you to an unbelievable, lingering finish.

Purchase this wine – $45.00

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