Huff Estates – October 2016

Huff Estates – October 2016

2013 South Bay Merlot – ****+ – $40.00 – The South Bay site for Huff Estates is certainly a magic place for growing grapes in the province. This bottle is most definitely labelled as VQA Prince Edward County. I have to rub my eyes in disbelief because even in Niagara, where it’s a little warmer, it can be tough to make top notch Merlot. That being said, this is most definitely top notch Merlot. Perfectly…

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Taste Community Grown – Prince Edward County – September 24, 2016

Taste Community Grown – Prince Edward County – September 24, 2016

Visiting Prince Edward County is one of my favorite things to do regardless of season. My biggest challenge on any visit to the County is finding a way to cram as much into the day as possible. Without careful planning you can easily spend the day in a car having only made a few stops at wineries … and that doesn’t even factor in finding a place to eat. This past weekend I stopped by…

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Feb 20 – 2010 Huff Estates Peter F. Huff Cuvée – 2010 Niagara College Teaching Winery Dean’s List Pinot Noir

Feb 20 – 2010 Huff Estates Peter F. Huff Cuvée – 2010 Niagara College Teaching Winery Dean’s List Pinot Noir

2010 Huff Estates Peter F. Huff Cuvée – Vintages 198758 – $40.00 – ****1/2 – This wine was a gold medal winner at the 2015 Ontario Wine Awards. Rich and complex this wine brings together Apple, Peach and Lemon with nice Caramel and Toasty notes on the finish. The finish on this wine is clean but vanilla and caramel just linger for a while. This is definitely a bottle worth stowing away for a special…

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Ontario Wine Awards 2015

Ontario Wine Awards 2015

Friday May 8th the winners of the Ontario Wine Awards were announced at Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Pillitteri took home Red Wine of the year with their 2010 Riserva Famiglia Cabernet Franc. Peller Estates took White Wine of the Year with their 2013 AP Signature Series Sauvignon Blanc. The big winner of the night was Thirty Bench winning 3 gold medals, 3 silver medals and Emma Garner winning winemaker of the year. For full reports of the…

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Wine Review February 7 – 2011 Redstone Chardonnay – 2012 Huff Cuvée Janine Sparkling Rosé

Wine Review February 7 – 2011 Redstone Chardonnay – 2012 Huff Cuvée Janine Sparkling Rosé

2011 Redstone Chardonnay – Vintages 398966 – $18.95 – **** – I don’t often like to dwell on the price of the wines I talk about … the main thing I am looking for with all my reviews is value.  That being said I think we can officially put to bed the statement that there are no good Ontario Chardonnay’s under the twenty dollar mark.  This is an excellent showing from Redstone.  There is a…

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