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Jul 21, 2006 05:13 PM

Favourite Ontario Wines?

I am stuck on Henry of Pelham, namely the Baco Noir (2002 or 2003). I'm also a big fan of the Pelee Island Gewurztraminer (2003 or 2004). Looking for suggestions of an anytime wine (white or red) that's reasonably priced...

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  1. I am a huge fan of Cave Springs' Off Dry Riesling. May be too sweet for some (I think it is a 2 or 3), but it is a great summer wine. I believe it costs around $14...

    1. Henry of Pelham makes lovely wines, eh?

      My favorite Ontario wine is Jackson-Triggs' Sauvignon Blanc. It's only ~$8, and IMHO is a great food wine. Dry, herbal and not too acidic.

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      1. re: Olivia

        That is our "house" white wine, and is conveniently available in magnums also. It goes well with most foods. A wonderful example of great Ontario winemaking... I am hopeful Jackson Triggs can run a pipeling along the QEW and we can get billed using something like a water meter.

      2. Ha ha, when I read your subject heading my first thought was "Baco Noir" from Henry of Pelham...but you beat me to it. I love it so much I bought a two-four of half bottles from the winery.

        Other fave wines (sorry don't have the year) from Ontario (specifically Niagara) are Malivoire's Ladybug Rose, Maleta's Meritage and Strewn's Merolot or Cabernet Franc. Can you tell I'm a red wine fan?!

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        1. re: oishi

          I love the fact that the Baco Noir comes in half bottles. Then I can drink a bottle without a hangover or feeling guilty!

        2. I'm a big fan of their Baco Noir as well! :) I also quite enjoy Jackson-Triggs' 1998 Meritage blend, Joseph Estate's 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mission Hill's Merlots.

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          1. re: Juniper

            Sorry, it's early in the morning for me so I interpretted your "Ontario" wine request as "Canadian" wine request. Mission Hill is a BC winery.

          2. i'm really into the jackson triggs cuvee close sparkling and grand reserve gwurtztraminer right now, as well as ANYTHING from malivoire, especially the gwurtztraminer icewine and pinot noir. peller estates founders series late harvest {videl?} is really good too.