Juice from this particular batch may very well be destined for a special vintage, a sparkling wine to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the winery in 2015. Jamie notes, that will give enough time for the development of a great sparkling wine.
Nice, typically autumn weather made it a perfect day to take in the vineyard vistas and stroll out to the ¾-acres of Aurore vines to check out the harvest.
Roberto Quai and wife Lisa opened the winery in 1990. Rob was busy in the vineyard Tuesday helping with the harvest. He noted that all of the grapes used in Quai du Vin wines are hand-picked. Their wines are produced from a combination of grapes, approximately 50% from Quai du Vin vines and 50% from other Ontario growers.
Check out the slide show photos below taken by Mark Girdauskas from the first day of Crush 2011 at Quai du Vin.
Find out more about Quai du Vin at www.quaiduvin.com.