Tag: Ontario

Big Head Wines big Nebuchadnezzar bottles

Be Amazed by Ontario’s Big Head WinesPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 29, 2023  0 Comments on Be Amazed by Ontario’s Big Head WinesPR SAMPLE 

I knew nothing about Ontario’s Big Head Wines until it was suggested to me to visit by Talia Mendelsohn from the Bacchus Group Inc. in Toronto, but this winery in particular truly impressed me with their wines and their winemaking methods.  If you ever get a chance to visit the Niagara region, do not miss visiting Big Head Wines. The…

Two Sisters Vineyards

A Welcome Visit to Ontario’s Two Sisters VineyardsPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 25, 2023  0 Comments on A Welcome Visit to Ontario’s Two Sisters VineyardsPR SAMPLE 

Two Sisters Vineyards by Niagara-on-the-Lake has an imposing, impressive wine-tasting room that also includes a restaurant and wine-making facilities.  Driving up to the winery, I felt like I was watching the primetime TV soap operas, Dynasty or Falcon Crest. Yes, I know I am dating myself.  The main Estate, which opened its doors in November 2014, was inspired by Italian…

Kew Vineyards Blanc de Noirs 2017

Get Sparkling With Ontario’s Kew Vineyards Estate WineryPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 20, 2023  0 Comments on Get Sparkling With Ontario’s Kew Vineyards Estate WineryPR SAMPLE 

While researching wineries I should visit in the Niagara region, I came across Kew Vineyards Estate Winery, which is a little east of Thirty Bench Wine Makers, and specializes in sparkling wine, I had to visit. Their original 1975 plantings are among the oldest in the region.  They have a classy, Old World feel wine tasting room, and make their…

Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Enjoying Ontario’s Thirty Bench Wine Makers’ Rieslings and MorePR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 18, 2023  0 Comments on Enjoying Ontario’s Thirty Bench Wine Makers’ Rieslings and MorePR SAMPLE 

In the summer of 2017 I attended the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4c) in the Niagara region.  A celebration of Chardonnay and Ontario wines in particular (other Canadian wineries were in attendance).  After attending i4c, I visited a few wineries in the Niagara region.  One of the wineries I visited, and wines I tasted at i4c, was Thirty Bench…

Wandering in the Niagara Wine Region

 mywinepal  September 13, 2023  0 Comments on Wandering in the Niagara Wine Region

You may be wondering what happened to me as i typically post 3-4 wine articles a week.  I am in the Niagara region in southern Ontario to celebrate my birthday and to visit some wineries and taste their wines.  I have copious notes on the wines and probably tasted over 60 wines covering eight different wineries.  It will take me…

Ontario Niagara Peninsula wine quiz

Are You an Ontario Wine Lover? Take this Quiz!

 mywinepal  May 20, 2023

Ontario has a long history of wine-making in Canada.  Here in BC we get some Ontario wines, but could get more.  In two previous quizzes, I posted questions about BC’s wine regions.  In this post, I thought we should find out how much Canadians know about the Ontario wine region.  I picked the most well-known wine region of Ontario, the…

Chinese New Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

Get Ready to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2023 – Year of the Water Rabbit

 mywinepal  January 2, 2023

Chinese New Year 2023 is celebrated on January 22, 2023, with this year being the Year of the Water Rabbit. The sign of the Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture, and 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. According to Chinese astrology, Rabbits are predicted to be gentle, quiet, elegant, and alert…

Niagara Icewine Festival

The 2023 Niagara Icewine Festival

 mywinepal  December 24, 2022

In BC when we hear icewine, we think of the Okanagan, but icewine is also made in the Niagara peninsula in southern Ontario.  In fact, the Niagara wineries have an icewine festival each year, excluding during the COVID lockdown, but it is back and you can experience this festival, whether you are local in Ontario, or you fly out from…

My Ontario Wine Makers Harvest 2022 Interview

 mywinepal  November 25, 2022

This is my fifth year interviewing winemakers in Ontario about their latest grape harvest and wine production.  To get a more complete picture of the harvest I asked the following questions to three winemakers in three different grape-growing regions of southern Ontario, which should have some differences in climate and harvest.   The three winemakers I interviewed this year are: Dan…

Traynor VIneyard Birdie wine

Birdie from Traynor Vineyard and grapecrush.wine in Ontario

 Anita Dorion  November 23, 2022

It’s been a hot minute since I posted about an Ontario wine – so here I am, posting a very unique one for my comeback! This wine was a collaboration between Traynor Vineyard and @grapecrush.wine (Instagram) and it’s name is Birdie, the beautiful label created by artist, @jennkitagawa (Instagram). Now I already said this was a unique wine but what…