When you ask Nyarai Cellars (pronounced Ne-rye) owner & winemaker Steve Byfield where his winery is located, he will reply ‘nowhere’. It is one of the handful of virtual wineries in Ontario – a winery within another winery. Steve sources fruit from nearby grape growers, while using the facility & equipment at an existing winery – in this case, DiProfio Winery – where he is the assistant winemaker. This approach alleviates the large startup investment of purchasing property, vineyard & winery.
Cheers & Enjoy!
Nyarai Cellars Veritas VQA
Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: 2007 was a remarkable year for Ontario wines. This is a medium to full body wine blend of 33% Cabernet Franc, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon & 13% Syrah grapes. Concentrated aromas of dark fruit (plums, blackberries, figs), with tastes of cocoa, tobacco & spices with a smooth & long finish.
Suggested Food Pairing: Fire up the BBQ! This is begging to be enjoyed with steak, grilled mushrooms & roast leg of lamb.
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