My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Bella Terra Vineyards

Happy New Year! Wine Club 2023 is off to a phenomenal start with January’s featured winery. Known formally as PondView at Bella Terra Vineyards, the winery is founded on winemaking knowledge brought over from Sicily and passed down through generations. What started over 55 years ago with Giuseppe Puglisi and his passion for grape-growing and winemaking has evolved into a world-class winery renown for crafting Italian-style wines. 

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In 1965, Giuseppe Puglisi came to Canada from Sicily bringing with him a passion for growing grapes and crafting wine. The torch was passed to his son, Lou Puglisi, who carries on the family tradition to this day. Lou takes pride in producing wines that reflect their estate's “beautiful land,” the English translation of “Bella Terra.” Their logo is a modernized version of Sicilian clay tiles and symbolizes the earth and sun as the foundation of outstanding grape farming. Located in the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation of Niagara, Bella Terra Vineyards benefits from incredible sun exposure and soil conditions which results in a portfolio of rich and flavourful whites and bold and complex reds. 

Take a peek at some of the bottles that are included in our January Wine Club box.

2018 Bella Terra Chardonnay

An outstanding and full-bodied chardonnay with pleasing notes of peach, toast, and spice. Rated 90 points by Wine Club Canada. An excellent partner with spiced apple-thyme-gouda hand pies or chili chicken with lime and corn nachos.

2019 Bella Terra Wild Ferment Riesling

An easy-going, dry riesling with light floral aromas and honeyed grapefruit on the palate. Enjoy now or hold for 2-3 years. Try it alongside Thai mini lettuce wraps with shrimp or lobster ravioli.  

2018 Bella Terra Red

A bold blend of merlot, cabernet franc, and cabernet sauvignon with notes of cedar, blackcurrant, black plum, and spice. Can be enjoyed now or cellared for a year or two. Pairs well with a charbroiled burger with jalapeño-cilantro mayo or spaghetti and vegetarian meatballs. 

2018 Bella Terra Pinot Noir

A silky red with violets and candied raspberry on the nose and rich cherry and red plum on the palate. Rated 90 points by Wine Club Canada. Try pairing it with miso-tahini squash soup or beef bibimbap topped with a fried egg. 


Join the Wine Club by January 15th to enjoy this incredible selection of wine from Bella Terra Vineyards.

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