Kwaf December 2021 Quarterly Club Features

With winter finally on us, it's time to bundle up, sip on some wine and warm up. We don’t know about you, but we're looking forward to ski hills, tobogganing, and cold cabin days with mulled wine by the fireplace. Last December, we were excited to offer a diverse and beautiful variety of wine. From a Gamay Noir from the Niagara Peninsula, to a semi-dry Riesling from Peninsula Ridge. We also have in our collection, a Sparkling Rosé — made from a mix of Riesling and Gamay, coming in hot from Lakeview Wine Co's newest line, Fresh Wineries.

Cheers to a warm, and safe winter!

Red Wine Club Features

Creekside Wineries | 2019 Red Tractor Shiraz Cabernet

Region: Four Mile Creek

Creekside has lovely warm vineyards. Shiraz does very nicely in Niagara and Creekside has been nurturing it for quite some time. Their Red Tractor series are made in small batches and 100% vegan.

Red Tractor

Tastes Like: Fruity and spicy, this is a wine just reaching its peak. Lots of black berry fruit and earthy spice, plus some sweet spice and toast.

Drink With: Hearty foods, with mushrooms and herbs: osso buco or southern BBQ. Try a meat-lovers pizza too.

Price: $25.00 | Varietal: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon | Percentage: 12% | Drink this: Now to 2023




Keint-he Winery | 2018 Portage Pinot Noir

Region: Niagara-on-the-Lake

Keint-he is an award-winning Burgundian-style wines in Ontario, producing domestic wines that exhibit the minerality and acidity found in some European wines.

Keint-he 2018 Pinot Noir

Tastes Like: Sour cherries and cran-rhubarb on the palate. Dry bodied with healthy acidity.

Drink With: Potato kugel with fried shallots, off the bone pork ribs and pineapple, or duck with all the trimmings.

Price: $30.00 | Varietal: Pinot Noir | Percentage: 12% | Drink this: Now to 2024




Trius Winery & Restaurant | 2019 Gamay Noir

Region: Niagara Peninsula

Trius is an iconic Ontario winery located on Niagara-on-the-Lake established over 30 years ago. Trius provides both a wine and culinary journey like no other.

Trius 2019 Gamay Noir

Tastes Like: Juicy red currant and raspberry flavours with notes of red berry tea on the finish. It’s soft tannins and light-bodied.

Drink With: Duck, pelau, ham, shrimp and crab. This food friendly fruity wine has every right to be next to your main course.

Price: $19.95 | Varietal: Gamay, Pinot Noir | Percentage: 12.5% | Drink this: Now to 2022




Paglione Estate | 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Ontario

Paglione Estate Winery comprises 40 acres of land and 10 acres of vineyards in the Essex Pelee Island Coast wine area in Ontario’s Essex County.

Tastes Like: Full body, black cherry, peppercorn, cedar, and subtle spice with a smooth, smokey finish.

Drink With: Ideal match for a serious steak or blue cheeses like Gorgonzola. A mushroom burger would be a good call, too!

Price: $21.95 | Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon | Percentage: 13.5%Drink this: Now to 2024





Fresh Wines | 2019 Fresh Sparkling Rosé

Region: Niagara Peninsula

Add a little sparkle to your holiday celebrations with Fresh Sparkling Rosé. These bubbles bring the party regardless of household size.

Fresh Wines Fresh Sparkling Rose

Tastes Like: Juicy notes of cherry, strawberry, pomegranate and citrus on the nose. The palate echoes these flavours with additional notes of raspberry and strawberry jam.

Drink With: Enjoy this delightful Niagara wine with salted potato chips or with strawberry cheesecake.

Price: $16.95 | Varietal: Riesling, Gamay Noir  | Percentage: 12% | Drink this: Now to 2023




White Wine Club Features

Cloudsley | 2018 Chardonnay

Region: Niagara Peninsula

We love Chardonnay for its unique ability to soak up the landscape (or terroir, if you will) while also being pliant to the whims of the winemaker. Cloudsley exemplifies the best of Ontario Chardonnay

Cloudsley Chardonnay 2018

Tastes Like: Sweet spiced fruit: apple, tropical fruit, lemon, and fragrant herbs. Beautifully balanced and endlessly complex.

Drink With: Richer dishes. Wild Pacific salmon, roasted chicken, mushroom quiche, pork tenderloin, or veal scaloppini.

Price: $25.00 | Varietal: Chardonnay | Percentage: 13% | Drink this:  Now to 2023



Rosewood Estate Winery | 2019 Riesling AF

Region: Niagara Escarpment

Niagara is considered one of the best regions for Riesling, which is really showcased here. Don't be alarmed by the "AF" in the name of this off-dry Riesling from Rosewood Estate. They're not being crass, it stands for Arrested Fermentation!

Rosewood Estate Winery | Riesling AF

Tastes Like: The palate shows a stronger fruit profile and milder secondary notes, which offers enchanting white florals and marmalade

Drink With: Explore the versatility of this wine with creamy pastas with seafood, crab cakes or rainbow trout in fennel sauce.

Price: $20.00 | Varietal: Riesling | Percentage: 11.5% | Drink this: Now to 2022



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