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Niagara Grape Harvest 2011 (Part XIV): The grapes are all in at Rosewood Estate. Time to make the wines!

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Note: We are following the 2011 grape harvest through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the fourth post from William Roman at Rosewood Estate, and Part XIV in our series. Continue reading

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Niagara Grape Harvest 2011 (Part XIII): First Gamay crushed, Rock Pile Pinot Gris picked at Fielding Estate Winery

Note: We are following the 2011 grape harvest in Niagara through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the fifth  post from Richie Roberts, winemaker at Fielding Estate Winery. This is his report, the 13th in our series about #harvest2011. Continue reading

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Wines Niagara Wines of the Week


Note: These are three weekly wines of the week as chosen by Wines In Niagara for Bullet News.

Charles Baker spends most of his time marketing and selling the wines of Niagara’s Stratus Vineyards. It’s a pretty sweet job but it does take him on the road constantly to show the portfolio to sommeliers and critics across the province. Continue reading

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2027 Cellars planning full portfolio of Rieslings, Chards and Pinots for 2011. Future looks bright

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Featherstone Estate Winery is a madhouse of activity on a blustery fall day during one of the weirdest harvests Niagara has seen in quite a while.

Inside the winery itself, cellar workers are cleaning tanks, fixing hoses, checking ferments and patiently waiting for the next load of grapes to arrive on the crushpad. Whether they get a load on a day when rain threatens in every direction is entirely up to Mother Nature. It’s simple now in Niagara with the deluge experienced here: No rain, pick. But at the first sign of dry weather, it’s grab what you can. It’s a race against time now. Continue reading

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Niagara Grape Harvest 2011 (Part XII), tonnage up and still bringing in fruit at Henry of Pelham

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Note: We are following the 2011 grape harvest in Niagara through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the fifth post from Melissa Smits (in above photo), a cellar/winery technician at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery. This is Part XII of our #Harvest2011 reports. Continue reading