On the Road with the Grape Guy

On the Road with the Grape Guy is a on-going feature that follows me from event to event ... I post my thoughts, feelings and reviews of what happened and what I tasted ... basically it is here that I review the events I attend and the things that thrilled me.

Ontario Wine Reviews: 42 Wines from 23 Wineries

11 Jan 2017

Not all reviews make the newsletter, there's just so many good wines and not enough space ... so every three months (or so) I clear out the backlog of wines ... here are the reviews that were written but until this time have never seen the light of day.  (click on the wine name to link to the full review)

Lake Erie North Shore

Cooper’s Hawk 2013 Heritage

Niagara Escarpment

Aure 2015 Gamay, Blanc de Noirs
Henry of Pelham 2015 Cabernet-Merlot
Henry of Pelham 2015 Riesling
Henry of Pelham 2015 White, Sibling Rivalry
Kacaba 2014 Cabernet Franc
Malivoire 2014 Chardonnay, Small Lot
Rockway 2013 Meritage, Small Lot
Rockway 2013 Red Assemblage
Tawse 2014 Gewurztraminer, Quarry Road Vineyard


Arterra 2015 Pinot Noir
EastDell 2014 Gamay
EastDell 2015 Chardonnay
EastDell 2015 Pinot Grigio
Marynissen 2013 Chardonnay, Platinum Series
Marynissen 2014 Cabernet Franc, Platinum Series

Peller 2014 Cabernet Franc, Private Reserve
Peller 2014 Pinot Gris, Private Reserve
Peller 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Private Reserve
Pillitteri 2013 Cabernet Franc
Pillitteri 2013 Cabernet-Merlot, Canadian Gothic
Pillitteri 2013 Viognier
Pillitteri 2014 Fusion: Gewurztraminer / Riesling

Ravine 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Trius 2014 Cabernet Franc
Trius 2015 Pinot Grigio
Trius 2015 Riesling, Ghost Creek Showcase
Trius 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Wayne Gretzky 2015 Pinot Grigio

Prince Edward County

Broken Stone 2014 Pinot Noir
Casa Dea 2015 Dea’s Rosé
Closson Chase NV Mosaic
Hinterland 2015 Borealis
Hinterland Cider, Traditional
Huff Estates 2015 Pinot Gris

Norman Hardie 2014 Cabernet Franc
Norman Hardie 2015 Riesling
Old Third 2014 Golden Russet
TerraCello 2015 Chardonnay
TerraCello 2015 Italian Blush
TerraCello 2015 Riesling
TerraCello 2015 Vecchio Vallpaia


Australian Wine Roundup - December 2016

22 Dec 2016


Alpha Box & Dice 2011 Xola Aglianico
Alpha Box & Dice 2015 Shiraz Durif, Apostle
Brash Higgins 2015 Nero d’Avola Amphorae Project
Brothers in Arms 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon – Shiraz, Killibinbin Scaredy Cat
Cirillo 1850 2014 Shiraz, Steingarten
Cirillo 1850 2015 Grenache, The Vincent
Clonakilla 2014 Shiraz / Viognier
Clonakilla 2015 Shiraz / Viognier
Clonakilla 2016 Riesling, Canberra District
D’Arenberg 2012 The Derelict Vineyard Grenache

Hollick 2012 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon
Hollick Wines 2014 Chardonnay, Bond Road
Innocent Bystander 2015 Pinot Noir
Jacob’s Creek 2010 Shiraz-Cabernet, Limited Edition
Jauma 2015 Like Raindrops Grenache
Killikanoon Wines 2013 GSM, Killerman’s Run
Killikanoon Wines 2014 Shiraz, Killerman’s Run
Leeuwin Estate 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Art Series
Leeuwin Estate 2013 Shiraz, Art Series

Moss Wood 2014 Amy’s
Moss Wood 2014 Chardonnay
Ochota Barrels 2015 I Am the Owl Syrah
Robert Oatley 2014 Shiraz, Four in Hand
Soumah 2015 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
Stonier 2015 Pinot Noir
Ulupna 2009 Royal Phoenix Shiraz
Ulupna 2012 Late Harvest Shiraz
Wakefield 2014 Shiraz, Promised Land
Yangarra Estate 2013 Shiraz


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