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Nov 2 to Dec 15, daily 11AM to 5PM
Jan 1 to Apr 30, Sat & Sun 11AM to 5PM
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Recent News

Hot Sellers:

Essentially all of our previous wines, including the 2014 and 2015 Pinot Noirs, the 2015 Cabernet Franc, the 2014 Riesling, the 2015 PEC Chardonnay, the 2015 Lincoln Lakeshore Chardonnay and the 2016 Pinot Gris cuivré have sold out. These wines were very well received, garnering many prestigious rewards, and we are sad to see them go. But fear not, we are working hard to offer some intriguing replacements, five of which have recently been released!

New Releases

We are pleased to announce the release of five excellent wines: our 2015 Riesling VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, our 2016 Riesling VQA Ontario, our 2016 Pinot Noir VQA PEC, our 2016 Chardonnay VQA PEC and our Cabernet Franc VQA Lincoln Lakeshore . Both Rieslings are complex and dry with beautiful, sensual fruit and both have a broad but different range of possible food pairing. The new 2016 Pinot Noir is very similar to the award winning 2015 Pinot Noir and the 2016 Chardonnay is also similar to its 2015 counterpart but with a little more depth and complexity. Our 2016 Cabernet Franc has strong, very appealing cherry and blackberry flavours backed up with smooth, fine tannins.

 

Stanners wines are now being served in 165 fine Ontario restaurants! See list. And recently, we have added a number of excellent Québec restaurants to our list!

 

 

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We are very pleased that our wines have won many recent awards!

2015 PEC Pinot Noir – Best Overall Red and Royal Grand Champion, Best Wine in Show Overall in the 2017 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Also chosen by wine expert Christopher Waters to be one of the 100 Canadian wines to compete in the 2018 Six Nations Wine Challenge in Sydney, Australia!

2015 PEC Chardonnay - GOLD in the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada!

2015 Lincoln Lakeshore Chardonnay - SILVER in the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada!

2016 PEC Pinot Noir – “…the point is, Stanners makes world-class Pinot Noir and this bottle is a shining example …” Carolyn Evans Hammond, Toronto Star.

Stanners Vineyard is an artisanal, family-owned and operated winery located near the village of Hillier in Prince Edward County. Check out these recent videos from The Wine Portfolio about us.

Aged To Perfection Video Link Tasting the Earth Video Link

These videos by the Wine Portfolio Group Inc. are Jody Ness interviewing Cliff and Colin Stanners. Jody visits vineyards around the world for his Wine Portfolio show on CNBC World. We are pleased and honoured that he chose to visit our vineyard to make these videos for his show.

 

Cliff and Colin Stanners

Stanners Vineyard is a family venture that began in 2003 with the purchase of a parcel of farmland near the village of Hillier in Prince Edward County. The "terroir", that is, the soil, terrain and weather, seemed ideal for our quest to produce a Pinot Noir that would be the rival of any in the world. We love Pinot Noir, making this quest a pleasure as well as a challenge. It is believed that the best Pinot Noir is made from grapes grown in the most northerly terroir that can actually produce and ripen the grape. Prince Edward County is indeed a northerly location and the moderating influence of Lake Ontario which surrounds us makes grape growth and ripening possible. It also boasts the calcareous, limestone-riddled soils that are highly reminiscent of those in Burgundy, the home of world-renowned Pinot Noir wines. Our goal, however, is not to imitate Burgundy, but to bring out the best characteristics that our terroir can instill in the wine that it yields.

 

barrels of pinot noirs at Stanners Vineyard

Our winery was built in the summer of 2009, using the ecofriendly Straw Bale construction method for our barrel room, which offers excellent insulation for maintaining temperature equilibrium. Ours is the first Straw Bale winery east of the Rockies! Our tasting bar is in the barrel room and it is well worth a visit to taste our wines in the cool temperature and unique atmosphere of our above ground wine cellar.