We almost didn't stop at this winery. We weren't sure it was even open, but am I glad we did stop!
When their construction is complete it will be spectacular. However, we weren't there for the decor, we were there for the wines. We met Jonas Newman and his wife Vicki Samaras. Vicki was our host through our tasting. They had not been open very long, but I think they will definitely leave their mark on the Prince Edward County Wine scene. Wines of special note were the Sparkling Rose, the Whitecap and the decadent Ancestral.
I have to talk about that Ancestral for a moment. It is a method of making sparkling wine that generally yields lower alcohol wines. Hinterland's Ancestral is an ambrosial taste of County Gamay Noir grapes. It is a bubbly shade of amaranth pink - reminiscent of a gemstone in a glass. After my first sip, I knew I wasn't leaving without a few bottles for my cellar at home. And, bonus, they deliver to Ottawa!
This stop ended up tying for first place (my own competition) of the wineries we stopped at. I am optimistic for Hinterland and their plans to add to the list of already wonderful wines available in The County. We'll be back. I will try and make my three bottles of Ancestral last until then. I might share...
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