Kwaf June 2021 Quarterly Wine Subscription Features
Summertime is the perfect season for backyard get-togethers, barbecues, and time spent at the lake in the warm sun, with a glass of wine in hand. Not just any old wine will do though. Our experts mixed and matched some of their favourites for your enjoyment this summer. There are whites, a rosé, a late harvest Riesling from Konzelmann, and even a dry peach Riesling! So much to explore. Re-order a favourite from the June package or try something new.
Red Wine Club Features
2019 Red Conception | Fielding Estate Winery
Region: Niagara Peninsula
The winemakers at Fielding Estate have been producing small-lot, award-winning wines since 2005.
Tastes Like: Ripe red and black fruit, with notable structure and length. This wine is more complex than your everyday sipper!
Drink With: Anything from the BBQ! Pair this red with a juicy steak, burger, or for optimal creativity: wood-fired pizza.
Price: $22.15 | Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec | Percentage: 13% | Drink this: Now to 2025
2016 Proud Pour Pinot Noir | Queenston Mile
Region: St. David’s Bench
Queenston Mile has been making wine for two decades. The winery is focused on making great quality, small-lot wines and is one of Niagara’s most awarded vineyards.
Tastes Like: Cherry, sandalwood, and sweet tobacco leaf. Nicely structured, with surprisingly hearty tannins.
Drink With: Classic beef bourguignon or duck breast with hoisin sauce. This is your chance to elevate your dinner game.
Price: $27.95 | Varietal: Pinot Noir | Percentage: 12.5% | Drink this: Now to 2024
2018 Lakeside Red | Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery
The Mitchells own Ontario’s only beachfront winery. Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery is a modern winery with an old, rustic look and feel, located on Lake Erie.
Tastes Like: Delicious fruit with some surprising dark notes. This medium-bodied, versatile red is smooth yet shows good backbone.
Drink With: Flakey, lighter fish options like cod and halibut, or chilled roasted chicken salad and grilled veal chops.
Price: $11.27 | Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Gamay | Percentage: 12% | Drink this: Now to 2022
2019 Minimalist Merlot | Huff Estate Winery
Huff Estate Winery has a beautiful vineyard, overlooking a sculpture garden. It’s a unique place in Prince Edward County that goes beyond their exceptional wines.
Tastes Like: Vivid tones of dark fruits, and hints of fig and liquorice. This wine is fruity, well structured, and highly versatile.
Drink With: Try with cheese - smoked gouda and sharp cheddars. Or paired with eggplant & porcini “meatballs” in tomato sauce.
Price: $20.00 | Varietal: Merlot | Percentage: 13% | Drink this: Now to 2023
2018 Kabang | Stratus Vineyard
Region: Niagara Lakeshore
At Stratus, the sun, site, soil, and grapes are the most important elements in making complex, age-worthy wines that express the essence of their vineyard.
Tastes Like: Herbal notes, sweet tobacco, and bramble. On the nose are rich aromas of black cherry and cassis, making a well-balanced red.
Drink With: Summer BBQ fare. The depth and weight balances with ease and pairs perfectly with whatever you toss on the grill.
Price: $24.90 | Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot, Petit Verdot | Percentage: 12.7% | Drink this: Now to 2023
2019 Evergreen Merlot | Stratus Vineyard
Enjoy Ontario wine while greening Canadian cities. Proceeds from the Stratus Evergreen wine collaboration contribute to sustainability programs!
Tastes Like: A versatile and easy-drinking Merlot. Aromatics of black cherry, plums, and soft spice with a slightly chalky texture.
Drink With: Classic summer pairings, like grilled steak or Italian sausages. Best served slightly chilled.
Price: $18.95 | Varietal: Merlot | Percentage: 12.6% | Drink this: Now to 2023
White & Rosé Club Features
2020 Sauvignon Blanc | Fielding Estate Winery
Region: Niagara Peninsula
The Fielding Estate Winery is located on rolling hills, with inspiring views. Their wines are small-lot, made from 100% Niagara grapes.
Tastes Like: Vibrant and pink grapefruit. The citrus really shines on the palate and makes this wine light, bright, and refreshing.
Drink With: Shellfish, lemon pepper chicken kabobs, or a Greek salad with goat feta. Keep things light and fresh for those hot days.
Price: $20.15 | Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc | Percentage: 11% | Drink this: Now to 2023
2019 Late Harvest Gewürztraminer | Konzelmann Estate Winery
Konzelmann Estate Winery was the seventh winery to open its doors in Ontario. Herbert Konzelmann is one of the Canadian wine industry’s pioneers.
Tastes Like: Floral aromas, pineapple, lychee, and ginger spice. This is a light bodied, semi-dry, and memorable Gewürztraminer.
Drink With: Takeout. Support your local Thai cuisine or Italian restaurant with creamy chicken dishes. Spice level at your discretion!
Price: $16.95 | Varietal: Gewürztraminer | Percentage: 11.5% | Drink this: Now to 2022
2020 Vivant Rosé | Malivoire Wine Co.
Region: Beamsville Bench
The Malivoire Wine Co. has become known for innovation, creativity, and sustainability. Martin Malivoire’s goal is to produce wines that could only be grown in Niagara.
Tastes Like: Flavours of strawberry, pomegranate, and grapefruit, with a refreshing finish and fruity, floral nose with red cherry.
Drink With: A charcuterie/cheese board, a niçoise salad, or fish tacos with a jalapeno sauce. This Rosé can handle some heat!
Price: $19.95 | Varietal: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris | Percentage: 12.5% | Drink this: Now to 2023
2019 Peach | Ferox by Fabian Reis
Ferox is a boutique winery, producing wines of superior quality - this begins in the vineyard and follows through to the bottle.
Tastes Like: Fresh Niagara peaches and dry riesling. This beautiful fruit wine brings back memories of summer nights with friends.
Drink With: Sparkling wine, garnished with an orange slice for your own custom mixed summer drink, or enjoy chilled on its own.
Price: $19.80 | Varietal: Dry Riesling, Niagara Peach | Percentage: 11.5% | Drink this: Now
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