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Wine Delivery

Free delivery is available to most locations in Ontario for orders of 6 or more bottles. For orders of 1-5 bottles, the delivery cost will depend on your location but, as a rough guide, it will cost about $14.00 to ship them to you in Toronto or Ottawa. We will confirm the delivery price with you at the time of your order. Orders of 6 or more bottles of different kinds also enjoy free delivery.

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Pinot Noir

   

2017 Pinot Noir VQA Prince Edward County   NEW RELEASE

   

The grapes for this wine came from our estate vineyard (88%) and from one other nearby vineyard in the County (12%). The 2017 growing season started out very wet and cold but fortunately turned hot and dry in September and October. This combination resulted in intense ripe flavours in the grapes, while still maintaining good acidity levels. With our approach of minimal handling in the winery, these grapes have produced an elegant Pinot Noir with clarity and intensity that reflects the County terroir – complex fruit with cranberry and cherry flavours, good minerality, finely balanced acidity, and fine grained tannins giving a long and memorable finish.


Selected by John Szabo of WineAlign and UK wine critic Jamie Goode as one of 12 Pinot Noirs from Ontario in a comparison test with 12 selected Pinot Noirs from New Zealand, held in Toronto. Jamie Goode’s comments:
“Fresh, bright and nicely structured with robust cherry and plum fruit….. A fresh, vivid style with some meaty hints…. 93 points

 

 

528 cases produced
$35/bottle

 
     
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Cabernet Franc

   

2017 Cabernet Franc VQA Lincoln Lakeshore  NEW RELEASE

   

The grapes for our 2017 Cabernet Franc are from a single vineyard in the Lincoln Lakeshore sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula. After hand harvesting, the grapes were destemmed to whole berries with no crushing. The grapes came in very cold, and took a long, long time to warm up. So the cold soak and fermentation lasted for a total time of 88 days, which is a record for us! We decided not to intervene and heat the ferment up, as we suspected that the cold temperature could really bring out the fruit flavours and wanted to push this to the limit. We are happy with the result! The wine was aged in older French oak barrels for 12 months and is unfiltered.
As expected, this wine has exceptional fruit: vivid and lovely cherry and blackberry flavours which, combined with its balanced acidity and fine-grained tannins, result in an excellent finish. Drink now through 2025.

 

 

175 cases produced
$30/bottle  

      Stanners Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Franc VQA Lincoln Lakeshore
     

   

Riesling

   

2015 Riesling VQA Lincoln Lakeshore  

   

The grapes for our 2015 Riesling are from a single vineyard in the Lincoln Lakeshore sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula. The grapes were destemmed and the juice was allowed to sit with the skins for 48 hours before pressing in order to impart more complexity and interest to its fruit flavours - apple, lime and hazelnut. The juice was then fermented to dryness and aged in stainless steel for two years. Its nicely balanced acidity makes it very versatile with food, from grilled fish, or pasta with cheese, to spicy sushi rolls.

 

 

 

 

 

115 cases produced
$25/bottle  


       Stanners Vineyard 2015 Riesling VQA Lincloln Lakeshore

2016 Riesling VQA Ontario  

   

The grapes for our 2016 Riesling are from a vineyard in the Lincoln Lakeshore sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula (95%) and from a vineyard in Prince Edward County (5%). The 2016 growing season was hot and dry, resulting in beautiful concentrated fruit flavours in the wine. The grapes were destemmed and the juice was allowed to sit with the skins for 48 hours before pressing. The juice was then fermented to dryness in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to occur naturally, helping to bring the acidity into balance. The wine was given extended lees contact, adding some toasty brioche-like flavours. The carbon dioxide level is naturally left just at the edge of detectable effervescence when the bottle is first opened to give added vitality. This is a dry Riesling with aromas and intense flavours of apple, lime and fresh bread. Its tasty and nicely balanced acidity makes it very versatile for pairing with food, such as grilled fish, pasta, spicy dishes and roasted chicken or turkey.

 

91 pts    WineAlign reviewer Michael Godel

 

365 cases produced
$28/bottle  


       Stanners Vineyard 2016 Riesling VQA ONtario

   

Chardonnay

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2015 Chardonnay VQA Prince Edward County   SOLD OUT

   

A late spring frost in 2015 reduced our Chardonnay yield dramatically but, though the present release is limited, the surviving grapes were excellent. The wine was 50% barrel fermented in French Burgundian oak and 50% fermented in stainless steel. It has pleasing acidity and minerality underlying luscious bright apple and lemon flavours, a Chablis-like white wine with a refreshing lift. An excellent example of a true County Chardonnay!

 

Wine Critic Michael Godel writes: “Colin Stanners brings another impressive County chardonnay into County view. The 50-50 barrel/stainless steel split is a wise one, leading to a beautifully and correctively reductive chardonnay that will need a year to find its feet on solid ground. The bite into a crisp, green apple is seasonally wondrous, luxurious even and the mouthful this wine provides is stirring …… here we have a winemaker who not only understands flavour and pleasure, but also structure. This Prince Edward County chardonnay is on the path towards becoming one that can be counted on the first five fingers, if it isn't already there. Drink 2018-2021.
90 points

 


WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada – Gold Medal


110 cases produced
$30/bottle

       2015 Stanners Vineyard Chardonnay VQA Prince Edward County
     

2016 Chardonnay VQA Prince Edward County  

   

Similar to our 2015 PEC Chardonnay, this 2016 wine was made from grapes from our estate vineyard and several nearby vineyards in Prince Edward County. As in 2015, the hot and very dry growing season of 2016 gave grapes with excellent, intense flavours. The wine was half fermented and aged in French oak and half fermented in stainless steel. This wine has slightly more “idyllic” fruit flavours and a slightly more significant finish than the 2015. It has pleasing acidity and minerality underlying ripe apple, honey and lemon flavours. An outstanding wine that enhances many different foods.

 

 

 

500 cases produced

$30 per bottle

 

 

 

 

       2016 Stanners Vineyard Chardonnay VQA Prince Edward County
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Pinot Gris

   

2017 Pinot Gris cuivré VQA Prince Edward County   SOLD OUT

   

The grapes for this wine are from our estate vineyard and one other vineyard in Prince Edward County. The year started out very cold and wet, but turned hot and dry in September and October, allowing the grapes to ripen nicely while maintaining their acidity. The wine has a beautiful copper colour which comes from leaving the skins in contact with the juice for 72 hours prior to pressing and starting fermentation. This technique has resulted in a wine with more complex fruit flavours and a touch of tannins. It’s a wine style that dates back hundreds of years but is now not very common. This is nonetheless our favourite way of making Pinot Gris! The 2017 version features enticing aromas and flavours of apricot and citrus, with appealing zest due to balanced acidity. It can markedly enhance dishes served with sweeter sauces or can be drunk on its own.


Comment by Montreal Gazette wine critic Bill Zacharkiw regarding the very similar 2016 Pinot Gris cuivré:
“My vote for one of the most interesting, and tastiest, wines made in Canada. Yes, it's orange coloured. Yes, it is much less aromatic than most pinot gris, but this just drinks with such ease, with each sip bringing a slightly different texture and flavour profile. With a steak tartare, it rocks. With seafood as well. On it's own? It's beer for the people, like me, who don't drink beer. Serve at 12-15C and enjoy.” Feb 2018



240 cases produced

$28/bottle

       2014 Stanners Vineyard Pinot Gris cuivré VQA Prince Edward County