Niagara Part 2: Domaine Queylus

Domaine Queylus Vineyards (Photo courtesy of Domaine Queylus by photographer Stephen Elphick) One of the benefits of being a young wine region like Niagara is that viticultural choices aren’t made randomly by painful trial and error nor are they dictated by long-standing traditions of generations past. On the contrary, those setting up shop in the…

Niagara Part 2: Thirty Bench Wine Makers

  I’ve become something of a frequent flyer to Niagara wine country. Only there is no flying, just driving – straight, straight, always straight following the six lane highway that connects Toronto to wine country. The drive on the QEW is somewhat monotonous and mindless: chugging along in a sea of cars in stop-and-go traffic…

Niagara Part 1: Pearl Morissette, Cave Spring Cellars and Tawse Winery

About 100 kms south east of Toronto, the vineyards of Niagara Peninsula are just stone’s throw away. When feeling a slight tickle of adventure or desiring a more profound connection with nature than just city parks, driving to Niagara wine country makes for a pleasant day trip. Ontario’s wine industry is still quite young, however,…