Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Vendange Institute 440 Albert Street, Suite C108
Arguably one of the best vineyards for Pinot Noir in Ontario is the Lowrey Vineyard on St. David’s Bench in Niagara. The vineyard was planted in 1984 with Pinot Noir clone 115 at the suggestion of Karl Kaiser (co-founder of Inniskillin). It became the source of Inniskillin’s much loved Pinot Noir as well as the source of the grapes for the Inniskillin-Jaffelin collaboration sold under the Alliance label. The vineyard was also the source of the grapes for Creekside Winery’s much lauded Pinot Noir in the late 90s and early 2000s as well as in Le Clos Jordanne. Since 2008 the Lowrey family has been making their own wine under the label Five Rows Vineyard. In addition they have still been selling their grapes to other wineries such as Leaning Post and Bachelder. Thomas Bachelder was previously with Le Clos Jordanne.
The Guild has managed to source a vertical (2009-2012) of Lowrey Pinot Noir wines from both Five Rows and Leaning Post as well as a 2012 Bachelder. In addition, there will be some other unique Ontario 2012 Pinot Noirs along with a ringer or two.
Join Guild Director Rod Story to explore vintage, terroir, clone, and vintner variation as we taste through this unique collection of Pinot Noirs.
This is a one-of-a-kind tasting that you shouldn’t miss, most especially if you are a fan of Pinot Noir.
Members ($50 + HST) $56.50
Sponsored Guests ($60 + HST) $67.80
To register, please go to http://ncsglowrey-pinotnoir-2015-10-14.eventbrite.com.