Category Archives: Niagara Wine Reviews

Reviews by Rick


A lush, exotic Viognier from Fielding leads Vintages release


Niagara is well known for its Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and cool-climate red varieties and blends. But more and more we’re seeing winemakers take on the more exotic grapes and they’re starting to find a loyal following. Continue reading


Calamus enjoying one of Niagara’s sweetspots up on Vinemount Ridge



It might not be as famous as its glamorous neighbours, but the wines being made from grapes grown in the Vinemount Ridge sub-appellation in Niagara have clearly defined themselves as something special. Continue reading


Charles Baker’s 09 Riesling leads the charge at the Vintages release


Vintages has gone all out with the Ontario wine release this Saturday. Continue reading


Creekside Estate Winery’s ‘rebirth of a brand’


Creekside winemaker Rob Power seems totally at peace with a portfolio that has been on a rollercoaster ride these past few years. Continue reading


The last Warren Classic Chardonnay from Niagara’s Stoney Ridge, and it’s pretty damn good


If the 2010 Chardonnay is, in fact, legendary winemaker Jim Warren’s final vintage for the wine that bears his name at Stoney Ridge Estate Winery, then he leaves us with an awfully nice going away present. Continue reading