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Roll out the barrels at the Niagara Icewine Festival

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Winter arrived in Niagara only a couple of days ago but it was sweet news for organizers of the Niagara Icewine Festival that kicked off this weekend. Continue reading

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Ontario’s gorgeous 2009 Pinot Noirs in review

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The 2009 vintage in Ontario didn’t look like anything special as it unfolded in the vineyards, but when it was all said and done a beautiful thing had occurred — perfect conditions for that most finicky of grapes, Pinot Noir. Some are saying the 2009 Pinots are the best ever made in Ontario. Continue reading

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Former Peller winemaker Buhler moves on to Colio

NOTE: Below is the official announcement on Lawrence Buhler, former winemaker at Peller Estates, joining the Colio team in Lake Erie North Shore.

Harrow, ON, January 2, 2011 – Colio Estate Wines has appointed Lawrence Buhler to the position of Vice President, Winemaking at their winery located in Harrow Ontario effective immediately. Continue reading

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Hinterbrook’s debut Riesling, other Niagara wines released at Vintages Saturday

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The first release of the year at Vintages gets off to a solid start for local Niagara wines with a good selection of varieties and wineries. Continue reading