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.

bottle of fielding estate red conception wine

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.

bottle of queenston mile proud pour pinot noir wine

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

Region: Ontario

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.

bottle of sprucewood shores estate lakeside red wine

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

Region: Ontario

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.

bottle of huff estate minimalist merlot wine

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.

bottle of stratus kabang wine

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

Region: Niagara-on-the-Lake

Enjoy Ontario wine while greening Canadian cities. Proceeds from the Stratus Evergreen wine collaboration contribute to sustainability programs!

bottle of stratus evergreen merlot wine

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.

bottle of fielding estates sauvignon blanc wine

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

Region: Niagara-on-the-Lake

Konzelmann Estate Winery was the seventh winery to open its doors in Ontario. Herbert Konzelmann is one of the Canadian wine industry’s pioneers.

bottle of Konzelmann estate late harvest gewurztraminer wine

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.

bottle of malivoire rose wine

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

Region: Ontario

Ferox is a boutique winery, producing wines of superior quality - this begins in the vineyard and follows through to the bottle.

bottle of ferox by fabian reis peach wine

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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