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Order the best wines from Niagara-on-the-Lake

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Another SOLD OUT Savvy Event!

Back by popular demand, One Unforgettable Taste & Buy provided the opportunity for guests to order any combination of their favorite wines.  The featured wines are not available at the LCBO or Vintages.  As an extra bonus, free shipping by courier will be offered for orders of 12 bottles or more.  This is a perfect opportunity to stock up for summer entertaining.

Go to our Facebook page to see some photos of the event.

While the event is over for another year – don`t despair! Anyone can still order Niagara-on-the-Lake wines online using a new service we have created – Savvy Sip & Shop. 

Click here order Niagara-on-the-Lake wines! 

It is that easy to have your favorite Niagara-on-the-Lake wines delivered – within a week.

One Unforgettable Taste & Buy is about tasting, discovering & ordering …  

Have a look below at the large selection of outstanding wines that will be uncorked to enjoy.  None of these wines are available at the LCBO.

Exclusive at this event – You can order ANY combination of outstanding wines from ANY of the featured wineries & they will be delivered by courier to your home or office. Free shipping on all orders of 12 bottles or more!  Now you can order your ANY of these wines online  

Featured wineries & wines:

Between The Lines Estate Winery

2011 Gewürztraminer $14.95

2011 Cabernet Franc $15.95


Cattail Creek Estate Winery

2012 Simply Stainless Chardonnay Estate $16.95

2010 Pinot Noir Estate $18.95


Château des Charmes

2010 Chardonnay Musqué Estate Bottled $16.95

2010 Gamay “Droit” St. David’s Bench $14.95


Coyote’s Run Estate Winery

2011 Red Paw Pinot Gris $17.95

2011 Red Paw Pinot Noir $19.95


Diamond Estates Winery

2012 Lakewiew Cellars Syrah Rosé Reserve $16.95

2010 Lakeview Cellars Baco Noir Reserve $19.95


Hinterbrook Winery

2011 Riesling $18.00

2011 Rosé $16.00



2012 Discovery Series P3 $19.95

2011 Merlot Reserve $22.95


Jackson-Triggs Winery

2012 Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc $19.95

2010 Grand Reserve Shiraz $19.95


Joseph’s Estate Wines

2010 Pinot Gris $13.95

2009 Baco Merlot $10.95


Konzelmann Estate Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon $12.75

2012 Shira$12.75


Lailey Vineyard

2012 Chardonnay Unoaked $15.00

2011 Pinot Noir 3.7 $30.00


Niagara College Teaching Winery

2010 Dean’s List Chardonnay $27.95

Pinot Noir Balaance $18.95


Palatine Hills Estate Winery

2011 Riesling $12.85

2010 Cabernet Franc Neufeld Vineyard $19.95


Peller Estates

2012 Sauvignon Blanc Private Reserve $18.95

2011 Cabernet Franc Private Reserve $21.95


Pillitteri Estates Winery

2011 Chardonnay Barrel Fermented $15.00

2011 Dry Rosé $15.00


Pondview Estate Winery

2011 Riesling $16.00

2011 Chardonnay Barrel Fermented $25.00


Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

2011 Chardonnay Estate $24.00

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate $39.00


Reif Estate Winery

2012 Fortune Cabernet Rosé $12.95

2011 The Magician Pinot Noir/Shiraz $19.95


Riverview Cellars Winery

2012 Sauvignon Blanc $16.95

2011 Salvatores Malbec Reserve $29.95


Small Talk Vineyards

2011 Sauvignon Blanc $14.95

RSVP White Blend $14.95


Southbrook Vineyards

2012 Triomphe Chardonnay $21.95

2008 Triomphe Cabernet Merlot $23.95


Stratus Vineyards 

2012 Wild Ass Rosé $19.95

2009 Tollgate Fumé Blanc $24.95


Strewn Winery

2012 Fumé Blanc Terroir $18.95

2011 Meritage Canadian Oak $18.95


Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery

Burgundy Plum $23.95

Chocolate Embrace (375 mL) $24.95


Trius Winery at Hillebrand

2012 Riesling Ghost Creek Vineyard $25.00

2012 Trius Rosé $15.75


One Unforgettable Taste & Buy – details

DATE: Tuesday May 28, 2013
LOCATION: The NEW Agriculture & Food Museum, 361 Prince of Wales Drive, located on the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa


Buy your tickets >>

Can’t make it but want to order wines?

No problem! Simply call our Savvy Team on 613-SAVVYCO (613-728-8926) to make the arrangements for you.  Place your order before June 1st and you can take advantage of the free shipping offer on a case of wine.

We look forward to seeing you at One Unforgettable Taste & Buy.
Everyone is welcome to join us!


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“Remarkable”. “Outstanding”. “The best vintage ever”.

Posted by Debbie

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

These are the words of winemakers across Ontario when asked about this year’s grape harvest.  The ideal warm spring and the heat of the summer created near-perfect conditions for grape growing.  Grapes ripened seemingly overnight and winemakers began harvesting 3 to 5 weeks earlier than in previous years.  “We have not picked this early since 1971”, reported Roselyn Dyck co-owner of Cattail Creek Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Teams of pickers began harvesting Cattail’s vineyard on August 23rd this year. “By starting early, it creates a bit of chaos at the winery,” laughs Roselyn.  “We are madly making room in the tanks for the new juice and reading the equipment on crush pad for the tonnes of grapes to come in.”

Then there are the marketing commitments. Lailey Vineyards winemaker Derek Barnett reported that he had to cancel trips and winemakers’ dinners because now he needs to be at the winery managing the harvest. “During September, we are usually doing a lot of watching & waiting. There is no waiting around this year.  In fact, I cancelled all of the wine events that I committed to because I need to be at the winery.”

What are they watching & waiting for?  During the harvest season, winemakers are constantly walking through their vineyard, randomly picking grapes straight off the vines.  With their instruments, they monitor and record the Brix levels of the grapes (Brix is a measurement of natural sweetness in the grapes. This numeric value determines the level of ripeness.).  “It is remarkable”, states Glenn Symons from Lighthall Vineyards in Prince Edward County, “the Pinot Noir is already up to 22 Brix.” Symons decides to leave the grapes on the vine a few more days in hopes that they will ripen further still to result in even better, bigger, juicier tastes that will show through in the wine.

This routine happens in every grape growing country in the world during harvest.  15-18 hour days are often spent roaming the vineyard, picking grapes, operating the de-stemmer, monitoring the crushing machine and pumping the juice into stainless steel tanks.

The picture above marks my 6th grape harvest. Yes, it is a bit hard on the back and knees, yet, lending a hand to winemakers when they really need it, gives me a great sense of community.  In the vineyards, teams of pickers chat away to each other through the vines about all kinds of things… wine is woven into the chatter somehow!  Gossip spreads like wild fire.  While picking at Bergeron Estates Winery this past weekend, chatter revolved around trips to the Maritimes, the pricing of wine, and interesting venues to host wine tasting events.

Meet many of these Outstanding winemakers!

On Friday October 19th, over 20 winemakers from Niagara’s Twenty Valley wine region (aka Niagara Escarpment) are leaving their harvesting duties to come to Ottawa for their first-ever wine tasting event. Join us! It is a great opportunity to learn more firsthand about what all happens during grape harvest and discover a new favorite Niagara wine.   The best part is that when you find a wine you like, you can order it directly from the winemaker. Buy your tickets here!