Riesling hock-style wine bottle

Wines from Featherstone Estate Winery

Featherstone label

David Johnson and Louise Engel live where they farm. They work hard to ensure that during their stewardship, a healthy and robust environment is maintained on the land.

It is from their very small but special piece of the Twenty Mile Bench sub-appellation of the Niagara Escarpment, that Featherstone creates "vin de terroir", wine that embodies and shares a sense of the life and the place where it has been produced.

At Featherstone we grow our wines in harmony with the land and the life that teems throughout it. We believe that this encourages an environment that is completely unique and that this individuality translates into our wines.

We hope you agree.

White Wine

2012 Gewürztraminer VQA
"The G Wine" | $19.95

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone

(Limited LCBO/Vintages release:LCBO #64592 )

Gewürztraminer (gah-VERTZ-trah-mee-ner) This wine has everything going for it- intense perfumed rosewater aromas, a little spice (licorice and lavender) and zesty, grapefruit freshness. Because it is dry, it pairs well with a variety of foods and is best enjoyed with Asian dishes, vegetarian entreés or roast chicken. Great also as an aperitif, chill lightly and take to parties. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

"Lovely lychee and rose petal with spices on the finish. Superb craftsmanship. Medium-bodied. Perfect for Asian dishes. Food matches: barbecued chicken, pork ribs in a spicy Korean sauce." Natalie MacLean, 91/100, April 27/13

2012 "Four Feathers " VQA | $14.95

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone

2013 Intervin Best Value Award

This is an easy and approachable blend of Riesling and other carefully chosen estate grown aromatic white wines (If we told you the blend, we would have to leave you chained in the wine cellar for the rest of your natural life.). Tropical lemon-lime, peach and spicy granny-smith apple flavours abound here. Delightful as an aperitif but see what it can do for a BBQ'ed chicken breast. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

"It bathes the palate with balanced and beautiful lemon-lime, white peach and notions of tangy passion fruit. This is mid weight with lots of charm and a crisp, clean and refreshing finish… very good value." Vic Harradine, 4 stars

2012 Sauvignon Blanc VQA | $17.95

Sauvignon Blanc from Featherstore Estate Winery

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone
(Limited LCBO/Vintages release 22 June 2013 LCBO #89011)

This wine has lots of tropical fruit flavours (lemon, lime and kiwi) with the typical straw and grassy nose. Zesty, refreshing and incredibly drinkable. It's a summer's day in a glass, full of vitality and spirit. Enjoy slightly chilled with a patio lunch, as pre-dinner sipping or with seafood appetizers. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

"Fresh lime citrus notes with some smoke on the finish. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering. Terrific for salads and seafood." Natalie MacLean, June 22, 2013

2011 Canadian Oak Chardonnay
| $21.95

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone

This is our ‘feral’ Chardonnay - fermented by wild, local indigenous yeast instead of being inoculated with a commercial strain of yeast. The grapes were hand-picked and sorted and then fermentation took place in oak barrels that are made from oak trees that grew along the Grand River in Brantford, Ontario. The result is a rich and buttery wine that is truly ‘local’ in every sense of the word and represents the best of the region and the vintage. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

"The nose shows toasted vanilla, apple-pear, and creamy notes. It has lovely texture on the palate with poached pear, vanilla wood spices, brioche and apple butter notes through a smooth finish." Rick Van Sickle, May 2013, 90 points

2012 Black Sheep Riesling VQA | $16.95

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone
(Limited LCBO/Vintages releases: February, May, September, and November 2013 LCBO #80234)

2013 National Wine Awards of Canada - Bronze medal

This wine is named after the sheep that helped to make it. The sheep were used in the vineyard to eat away the grape leaves that shaded the Riesling grape clusters. Removing these leaves exposes the grapes to sunlight, enhancing their ripeness and quality. The result is an exceptional wine that is crisp and refreshing with a ripe, Granny Smith apple and peach character. It is delicious accompaniment for chicken, seafood and pasta dishes with a little cream sauce as well as medium cheeses. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

"Rieslings from hot vintages don’t get much better than this … in fact, at this stage there aren’t many Rieslings of this quality at this price point, and incredibly Featherstone continues to deliver year after year with their Black Sheep Riesling. According to winemaker/owner David Johnson, he picked these grapes 3 weeks early in order to retain the vibrant acidity. The nose is apple/lime while the palate has a lemon-lime grip on the tongue with lots of mineral and green apple tartness and a long stunning finish. Rating: **** ½" Michael Pinkus, June 12, 2013

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bottling line, Featherstone Estate Winery

Dessert Wine

2011 Select Late Harvest
Cabernet Franc VQA | $19.95 (375 mL)

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone

A rich ruby colour greets you and what follows is aromas of wild honey and fruit sensations like strawberry, raspberry and crab apple. There is a lush, sweet, highly complex palate but the sweetness is nicely balanced. This wine is great with chocolate, amazing with berries and stellar with cheesecake. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

 

Verjus

Featherstone 12 Brix Verjus
Non-alcoholic | $13.00 (750 ml)

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone

Verjus is made from Cabernet Franc grapes removed from our vines in midsummer, at a point in the growing cycle called véraison. Thinning the grape crop is an important part of managing our vineyards and producing high-quality wines because it concentrates energy and flavour in the remaining grapes.

The number of grapes thinned by hand depends on the season and usually the culled fruit are left on the ground as compost. However, if harvested and pressed into Verjus, they make a non-alcoholic, highly acidic juice with a tart apple-like flavour.

You can use Verjus as you would lemon juice or vinegar in any recipe, but while vinegar may clash with the wine you are serving, Verjus compliments wine. Buy wine online at our e-storefront


2008 Cuvée Joy sparkling wine

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2010 Cuvée Joy | $34.95

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone

2009 Cuvée Joy is a true, classic méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine in the style of the best Champagne houses of France. This bubbly is a 'blanc de blancs' (white from whites), made only from Chardonnay grapes. The wine slowly went through many steps, including the secondary fermentation in bottles that dissolves naturally produced carbon dioxide into the wine for the fizz. Following the tradition of the great sparkling wine houses of Europe, our wine is named after a woman at the heart of the family -- the winemaker’s mother, Joyce.

Rosé

2012 Rosé VQA | $14.95

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone
(Limited LCBO/Vintages releases:LCBO #117861)

2013 National Wine Awards of Canada - Bronze medal

A vibrant rosé that combines the amiable characteristics of red grapes with the refreshing dry aspects of a white wine. Ripe red berry fruit aromas reminiscent of cherries, raspberries and strawberries abound here. Great on the patio or at a party. Served slightly chilled it is also a tasty accompaniment to light vegetarian meals and most fish and chicken dishes. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

"The deep rosy salmon color of this tasty Rosé portends the intensity of the aromas and flavours. Bursting with ripe, red field berries and cherries, apple skin and mineral notes, it also exhibits hints of spice and pepper. Dry, mid weight, all that juicy flavour is balanced with lively acidity right through the lasting, flavourful finish." Susan Desjardins, 4 stars

Red Wine

2010 Onyx (Cabernet-Merlot blend) | $29.95

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone

2013 National Wine Awards of Canada - Silver Medal

Onyx is a Merlot-Cabernet Franc blend that is only made when we have an exceptional vintage. This wine was aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 months, and the best barrels were selected for this blend. It has a generous, sweet nose of mocha, raspberry, plum, pipe tobacco, and vanilla oak. Fullish, plush, round and soft tannins, succulent acidity, very pleasing texture. Well-balanced with a long spicy and smooth finish. This wine is showing very nicely now, and will improve with time in the cellar; 3-5 years is recommended. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

"Featherstone Onyx 2010 ($30, winery only, 91 points) —It is a delight. A bold nose of plums, currants, tobacco leaf, nutmeg, mocha and rich red fruits that are lifted by a nice herb note in the background. It’s stylish on the palate with integrated red fruits and spice with fine tannins and mid-weight through the finish. Drinking great right now or can cellar a few years." Rick VanSickle, May 2013

2011 Gemstone VQA | $14.95

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone

This rich, plumy blend of Baco Noir and Cabernet Franc has a rustic and honest character. Enjoy it in a big glass with everyday foods- lasagne, chicken or anything off the BBQ. Makes your burger taste like a gourmet dinner and gladdens the heart. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

2012 Cabernet Franc VQA | $17.95

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone
(Limited LCBO/Vintages releases:LCBO #64618)

A very full-bodied and flavourful wine with deep rich colour. Fruity with ripe red berry flavours. Smokey aromas attest to time in American oak. Tremendous vitality. Decent tannins and length mean it also cellars well. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

Previous vintage : "If you enjoy a classic, ripe Cabernet Franc, this wine’s for you. Enticing aromas of red berries, blueberry pie, smoky roasted red pepper and herbs mingle. On the palate, it’s dry and tangy, medium-full bodied, displaying a crisp texture, grippy tannins and tasty, savoury red berry fruit. Expansive notes of toasty oak linger on the long, dry finish. Match this wine to ham or prime rib with gravy." Susan Desjardins, 4 stars

2009 Pinot Noir VQA | $24.95

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone

Earthy, sour cherry and raspberry notes and a graceful sensuality best describe this wine. Deserving of fresh salmon or roast pheasant and a bit of formality- but be sure that you echo the delicate heart of the wine. Cellaring well and drinking at its peak 2011-2015. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

"Look for persistence and complexity in this well-made pinot noir. It’s distinctly cool climate in style, with restrained, well-structured fruit, nicely calibrated acidity, and drying, easy-going tannins. Drink it with grilled salmon or with roast or grilled chicken or turkey." - Wine Pointer (Rod Phillips)

"Savory and pomegranate aromas mingling with subtle toasty aromas presage a stunning juicy mouthful of ripe red currant and cranberry underpinned by a ripe tannin structure. It finishes dry and racy with good mouth-watering acidity. Lovely sipped on its own, it’s brilliant with food, especially smoked duck breasts or slow-roasted pork." - Wine Current (Vic Harradine)

2011 Red Tail Merlot | $19.95

Grown, Produced and Bottled by Featherstone
(Limited LCBO/Vintages releases:LCBO #131540)

This wine is named after the red-tailed hawks that we see soaring over the vineyards of Niagara. Aged in French oak, this wine is liquid velvet in a glass: seductively flavoured, textured and generous. This is a wine for food. It matches grilled or roasted meats at table, or strong cheeses after dinner when you want to put your feet up. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

"Like the high-flying raptor that is an integral part of Featherstone’s sustainable agriculture, this wine delivers high-toned aromas of cherry/berry, spice and vanilla. Dry, medium bodied, it’s round, fruity and fresh, well framed with ripe tannin and fresh acidity. Attractive, spicy, peppery notes enhance the tangy, fruity finish. Finely crafted and quite delicious." winecurrent.com, Susan Desjardins

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Video: 'The making of Featherstone Merlot,' courtesy of CrushTV.


barrel-aging, Featherstone Estate Wineery

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Order wines online

You can order wines directly from us by using the on-line storefront we have created for the purpose. The e-store can securely take credit card orders. We will email you to confirm shipping arrangements and complete the transaction.

We ship only within the province of Ontario. You are free to choose any date (Monday-Friday) that is convenient for you to have the wines delivered. Please note that someone over the age of 19 will need to be present to sign for the wine as couriers are not otherwise legally permitted to leave alcohol. Shipping wine to a business address is often the most convenient. When you click on the 'buy now' icon, you will be taken to the Featherstone online store. Select your wine and complete the delivery information section: the total purchase price and shipping estimate will be calculated. Buy wine online at our e-storefront

Bottle deposit and shipping HST will be added to the calculation. Multiple-case orders are given a favourable shipping rate, depending on distance and weight: we will confirm the details by email.

Licensees (Restaurants, Winebars, etc.)

Licensees may also wish to contact our agents, Hobbs & Co., who would be pleased to provide licensee pricing and a tasting of any wines you would like to feature on your wine list.Hobbs & Co.

Hobbs & Co. Wine Merchants Inc.
736 Dundas St. East, Suite 607
Toronto, ON M5A 2C5 CANADA
T: 416.694.3689 | F: Fax: 416.694.7550
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Featherstone Estate Winery | 3678 Victoria Ave, Vineland ON Canada L0R 2C0