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Solid as a Rock: Tasting with veteran winemaker Sheppard at his new digs at Flat Rock Cellars

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By Rick VanSickle

When last we chatted, winemaker David Sheppard was adjusting to new owners at Coyote’s Run Winery and was excited about the challenges ahead at the St. David’s winery. Continue reading

Niagara wine reviews for Wildass, Flat Rock, Nyarai; plus news on Speck brothers, ProWein and Dillon’s


It’s a tiny Niagara wine release at Vintages this weekend but I do have some reviews to share of upcoming and current releases from various local wineries. Continue reading

Walk a mile in Flat Rock Cellars’ Ed Madronich’s boots and you just might learn a thing or two about Niagara Pinot

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You’d be hard pressed to find another vintner in Niagara who spends as much time in the dirt, literally IN THE DIRT, as Flat Rock Cellar proprietor Ed Madronich. Continue reading

Ontario’s 2013 grape harvest is in tank and the early reviews are in; it was a wild one!


The 2013 grape harvest in Ontario, aside from icewine and those really, really late pickers (Stratus comes to mind), is safely in tanks and waiting to be sorted and barreled and whatever else needs to be done to fermented grapes to make great wine. Continue reading

Ontario grape growers reach two-year deal on pricing

Note: Grape growers in Ontario and the Ontario Wine Council agreed on a two-year deal for grape prices. This is a news released issued today. Continue reading

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