A varied selection of Niagara wines is being released at Vintages this Saturday, Oct. 29, including a coupl
e of lovely Rieslings, John Howard’s latest “Big Mouth” Merlot and a bistro red blend from 13th Street called Red Palette. Continue reading
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
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