"My, oh, my, what a spectacular nose of Swedish berries, raspberry jam, cherry compote and just a hint of earthy/savoury notes. There’s a playful tug of tartness on the palate but then the super sweet honey notes chime in with compoted red berries — jammy but not cloying — with depth, complexity and texture for days. There’s just enough acidity on the finish to offer some balance, but no bones about it, this is a hedonistic treat that will age gracefully for years to come. Cellar 8+ years."
93 Points - Rick Vansickle, Wines in Niagara
|Bottles Per Case||Single Bottles|
|Bottle Size||200 ml|
|Region||Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)|
|Farming Method||Sustainable, Traditional|
|Grapes||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Hard Cheese, Sweets, Tarte tatin|
|Price of Case||$35.95|
In his quest to explore terroir, Moray Tawse leaves no stone unturned. First came his namesake winery in Vineland, ON. Then it was Marchand-Tawse and Domaine Tawse in Burgundy. And now Redstone Winery, in Beamsville, ON.
Moray purchased the Lincoln Lakeshore property, formerly Thomas and Vaughan Estate Winery, in 2009, citing that it was an opportunity to explore a different terroir that he simply couldn’t pass up. Inspired by the red dust which covered everything, including his boots, the first time he strolled the vineyard, he named the new winery Redstone, for its intensely red clay soil and large stones.
The 38-acre estate vineyard, farmed organically, is perfect for maturing late-ripening varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. There is also Pinot Gris on the property. Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay from recently acquired Limestone vineyard will round out the estate portfolio.
After working closely with the winemakers for over four years, Jessica Otting took on the Assistant Winemaker role in 2018, and as of 2020 assumed the role of Winemaker for both Tawse and Redstone Winery.