Tasting Notes: Aromas of juicy peach and ripe apricot with hints of lemon. The palate is bright and refreshing with more ripe stone fruit flavours, zesty acidity and a slight honeyed fruit sweetness and creamy texture.
Region: Twenty Mile Bench VQA, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada
Varieties: 100% Riesling
Pairing: Great with creamy cheeses, spicy Asian dishes, sushi or fried food.
More Info: Having enjoyed global careers in banking and tech, Grant Westcott and Carolyn Hurst knew they weren’t the “retiring” kind. With Carolyn being a native of the Niagara region and a passionate oenophile, and Grant being a former cattle farmer and no stranger to working the land, purchasing and running a vineyard seemed like the perfect way for the couple to combine their passions. Initially thinking they would grow grapes and sell them to other wineries, they started with a vision of the type of wine they would love to help to create. After consulting with local experts and winemaking trailblazers and being inspired by the cool climate Chardonnays and Pinots coming out of Moira Vineyard at Malivoire, 13th Street, Flat Rock and the Le Clos Jordanne vineyards, they searched for the perfect plot of land, planted twenty-six acres of grapes and were on their way!
They now grow cool climate grape varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as Riesling and Cabernet Franc since purchasing Butler's Grant Vineyards, prestigious vineyards on the Twenty Mile Bench and produce quality wines including traditional method sparklings.