"The restaurant line chardonnay from Redstone is an extension from the (not called Bistro) 2016, meaning uncomplicated and ready to drink is the order of the day. Lemon curd, nougat, halvah and vanilla bean add up to dreamy, creamy and really amenable wine. Just seasoned enough in a white peppery way and perfectly reasonable in pretty much every which way, but expensive. Drink 2020-2022. Tasted October 2020."
Michael Godel, WineAlign, October 2020
|Bottles Per Case||12 Pack|
|Cellaring||Drink Now or Cellar|
|Sweetness Descriptor||D - Dry See Sweetness Chart|
|Sugar Content (g/L)||3.5 g/L|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)|
|Alcohol||12.5% alc. / vol.|
|Style||Smooth and silky whites|
|Farming Method||Organic, Sustainable, Traditional|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat|
|Price of Case||$227.40|
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.