Megalomaniac an Iconic Winery. Owned by John Howards, it began as a retirement project to help raise funds for kids. John Howards is not owner of this Winery but also owner of Winery in Bordeaux’s Region.With He is a firm believer that with the right viticulture practices, implemented by one of Niagara’s great vineyard managers, Duarte Oliveira, the essence of Bordeaux can be achieved in Niagara John will definitely change winemaking in Canada.
Megalomaniac Winery boasts 110 acres of vineyards with panoramic vistas of the escarpment and Lake Ontario. Vines are imported from France directly and the wine is aged in French Oak to guarantee the best of flavours. The bottles feature a series of Faceless executives wearing the bowler hat with an unique title.
We have visited Megalomaniac Winery and been seduced by the authentique scenery. the tasting fees start from 5$ for 4 glasses which is very cheap.
Wine tasting notes : deep, and rich red color reminds of French Bordeaux red Wine and we Fan. Nice spice flavours within medium/full bodied
Great person, Great winery, Great wine!
Located in the heart of Niagara on the Lake, Stratus Winery is a gravity flow winery and dedicated to comit to sustainability and wines of top of Canadian Wines.
Works with a beautiful Unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlort, Cabernet Franc,Tannat, Petit Verdot,and Malbec. Startus Winery has dedicated all his wine passion into each single bottle of wines and combined all the hard work into a stylish Niagara winery.
We had visited Stratus and been impressed by the atmospher as well as the winery itself. Suprinsgly very good wine with a nose showing dense and high aromatic black currant, blackberries, plums, casis, spicy notes and oak. On the palate Dark Fruits by lavish spice, complexity and elegant in mounth.
A beautiful wine scored by Rick Vansickle 94 points.
We love Stratus Winery and the service was very good. We are waiting for the 100% Petit verdot which should come in 2017!
Big Head wines a an awarded-winning winemaker owned by Andrzej Lipinski and family produce small-batch Artisanal wines.
Big Head wines Winery is located in Niagara s Wine region, in the center of one of the best wine region in Canada. They focus on wild fermentation and appassimento winemaking method.
Beginning with one corner of a vineyard at Vineland Estates in 1998, Andrzej Lipinski who started by doing consulting for Colaneri, Megalomaniac, Rosewood,… became one of the best wine maker in Canada. He has created one of the top winery in Niagara that we have enjoyed to visit during our trip in Canada.
Wine notes: We have tried different wines, Red wine as well as White wine , we have been seduced by this nice pale yellow gold color with lifted aromas, apple notes and a rich fruity palate.
Some hint of spice and vamilla (oak). Great value within a Great Wine!
No doubt about it… Bordeaux
The Burger is one of our 100 favorite dishes.
Easy to do, easy to eat and delicious with is multiple recipes. But what to pair with? a red Bordeaux wine, a white wine, from Italy? One of our best advice is to pair with a Cabernet sauvignon (Blend will do) or a Zifandel because of tannins and structure.
More precisely, a Bordeaux red wine as Bordeaux is well known for is tannins and is Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Food and Wine Pairing
With an intense passion in wine, Bordeaux for us is really special and will pair with special dishes.
Bordeaux is composed of Merlot and Cabernet which stand for 90% of Bordeaux region total production. They tend towards flavors of wild fruits as Black currants and cedar within a touch of earth and leather. Focus on complexity though changing weather.
Wineries as Chateau Rothschild, Margaux, La tour, Petrus and more will tend to be paired with Wild meat as lamb, red meat, stews as well as cheese.
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Always think Balance
Start by thinking about the dish as a whole.
Is it creamy?
Is it spicy?
Is it Rich or acidic?
Keep flavors in Balance is really easy, match big flavorful foods (ex: Pepper steak with scicy) with big wines as a Red Zinfandel..
Match mild foods with mild wine for example a red Merlot. Another one if you cook a Chicken in cream pair it with a rich Chardonnay.
Petite winery team
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The winery where the grapes are located in the centre of the vineyard. This allows the grapes receive immediately after they were harvested in perfect condition and in its right maturation point.
In the selection of grapes you work using two tables: one in which the best clusters and the other in which grain is selected for grain are chosen. Then each table grape goes directly to a special stainless steel tank; from then on, identifying wines not only by strains, but also starts planting areas.
Bodega Filgueira makes vinification in stainless stee; French barrels and American are used to give a high quality of wine.
Petite Winery Notes: We visited one of the top Winery in Uruguay with a high quality of fruits that in can feel in your glass.
The Santa Cruz Winery, part of the Almacruz division of the Grupo Empresas Cardoen, began its activities in 2003, aiming the production of up scale fine wines and the offer of a unique enotouristic destination in Colchagua. This is how our President, Carlos Cardoen, inaugurated the Santa Cruz Winery in 2006, bringing to life a project that receives thousands of tourists every year, and trades its wines with great success in Chile and around the world.
Petite Winery Notes: We have visited the winery and had enjoyed the wine tasting. Wine is powerful with Spicy notes ideal with BBQ
This is the one of the most iconic Biodynamic Winery in South America based in Maipo Valley. Viña Antiyal (Children of the Sun in Mapuche). Own by Alvaro Espinoza Leader of organic viniculture in Chile and his Wife Marina Ashton (Irish Roots) started off 0.5 Hectare of Cabernet Sauvignon in Alto Jahuel enologist and now with more than 20 Hectares.
Produce more than 6000 Bottles a year in a small cellar and can manage12,000 l in seven stainless steel tanks, with a capacity of 2000-3000 l.
Petite Winery Notes: Our meeting with Marina was amazing! We have tasted a High standard wine with a perfect Balance that Petite winery has never tasted before.
Our winery was founded as a family business, driven by passion of Wine and to always provides better results. To achieve this, they follow and care closely the whole process, from the vineyard to the glass and to reflect their
The varieties that they produce are, Albariño and Chardonnay white wines, Merlot, Tempranillo and Tannat red wines, Tannat being the variety that identifies wines from Uruguay.
Petite Winery Team has tasted the wines and really appreciated it.