John Street Vineyard
Our John St. Vineyard is one of our most mature vineyards. We are incredibly fortunate as it consistently provides us with intense fruit flavours and the sandy loam soil, which dries quickly during the growing season, provides increased colour and tannins in our red varietals. Located in the sub-appellation of the Niagara River, John St. spans 68 acres and is home to TSV’s original plantings from 2007. Varietals in this vineyard include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Chardonnay. These varietals flourish here as the moderating effects of Lake Ontario to the north and the Niagara River to the east marry together to provide an extended growing season, which is ideal for our late ripening reds.
St David’s Vineyard
Located in the sub-appellation of St. David’s Bench spans ours 31 acre vineyard. Planted in 2017, this vineyard is home to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a small block of Petit Verdot. The warm air that rises across Niagara-on-the-Lake, settles into the Niagara Escarpment which makes this one of the warmest areas in Niagara. This, combined with vines which grow slowly on the silty clay loam soils, leads to the greatest ripening potential for our late season reds that are planted here.
Hunter Road Vineyard
Planted in 2020 and located in the sub-appellation of Niagara Lakeshore, our Hunter Road Vineyard beautifully grows our incredible Cabernet Franc. This vineyard is only a short distance directly west of the winery and our John St. Vineyard. As it is in close proximity to Lake Ontario, there is a moderating effect that occurs which allows for an extended growing season in Niagara-on-the-Lake year after year, ideal for our late ripening Cabernet Franc Though Hunter Road offers similar soils to the Cabernet Franc blocks at our John St. Vineyard, there are differences which allow us to shed light on the nuanced differences that vineyard site provides in the fruit that we grow. Given the location of this vineyard, our expectation is for excellent wine quality from these vines with increased fruit flavours, colour, and tannin, and reduced vegetal qualities.
Niagara Parkway Vineyard
Our Parkway Vineyard was planted in 2020 and is mostly dedicated to our aromatic whites, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. However, we do house some of our Cabernet Franc here as well. Expectation for this vineyard is for well-defined aromatics, balanced wines. This vineyard is located in the sub-appellation of the Niagara River and borders the Niagara River to the east.