In Niagara: Stratus Vineyards

Stratus Vineyards will surely give you something talk about at your next wine party. Choose a topic: A) they were the first building in Canada to be LEED-certified B) They were the first winery in the world to be LEED-certified. (Both A and B are pretty big deal in the world of architecture, see below) C) They make premium assemblage…

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 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,…