"There’s great fruit and also great tension in the gamay nose of this from Cherry Road’s tight vineyard, much like what happens when pinot noir hits the glass from the same tract of land. The winemakers have harnessed the power and the anxiety this soil and climate can stick to gamay so that it is able to take on a cru effect. Welcome to the Cherry Road site and relish in how it takes effectual hold over gamay in 2018. This is one of the area’s most structured varietal wines with the right fruit stuffing to carry it through."
93 points - Michael Godel, WineAlign, March 2020
|Bottles Per Case||12 Pack|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)|
|Style||Warm and spicy reds|
|Grapes||100% Gamay Noir|
|Food Pairing||Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Veal roasted|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$395.40|
Situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment, Tawse is a family-owned organic winery. A life-long lover of wine, Burgundy in particular, founder Moray Tawse purchased the Cherry Avenue property in 2001 after realizing the great potential of the Niagara Escarpment as a word-class cool-climate wine region. In 2005, he opened his state-of-the-art winery in Vineland, complete with a six-level, gravity-flow design, geo-thermal system and a wetland bio-filter.
The inspiration for Moray’s eponymous Niagara property came from his love of Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Uniting traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology, Tawse and the award-winning winemaking team of Paul Pender and Rene Van Ede, is dedicated to producing terroir-driven wines of exceptional elegance, depth and character.
At Tawse, winemaking begins in the vineyards. We proudly apply rigorous organic methods to every aspect of our production from grape-growing to winemaking and Ecocert seals appear on all wines made from our estate fruit.
Today, having acquired over 200 acres (5 vineyards) and being named Canadian Winery of the year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016, Tawse Winery now produces 30,000 cases of wine and has one of the largest portfolios of organic wines in the Niagara region.