The Georgian Bay wine region will be known for exceptional cool climate white wines. Due to our northern latitude, almost on the 45th parallel, the influence of a cooler great lake, cool nights and sunny dry days allows us to produce vibrant, fruit driven, refreshing, aromatic style white wines. Specifically Riesling, Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc and Vidal Blanc are the primary grape varieties with smaller blocks of Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer.
Our cool climate and shorter growing season influences the style of red wines we can make. Like northern Europe, we produce lighter style red wines balanced with good fruit, acidity and delicate tannins. The grape varieties most suited for our climate are Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Maréchal Fochand Baco Noir.
The forgotten wine! Rosé wines are on the comeback, usually made from red grapes, lightly pressed or cold soaked, with just enough colour and flavor to add a little more depth and character than white wines.
To grow grapes that make delicious sweet winter wines you need the right climate. With guaranteed temperatures of -8℃ or colder, we make sweet winter wines every year in the traditional ice wine method. In addition, we have two medal winning iced fruit wines naturally frozen made from apple or pear.
The ultimate finishing touch for a cool climate winery is to make a good local “bubbly” whether Traditional or Charmat method, either way we grow the perfect grapes for making premium sparkling wines. At this moment it is “work in progress” meanwhile try our local sparkling pear wine, you will be nicely surprised. Cheers!