My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Leaning Post Wines
We are excited to share that this month's featured winery is Leaning Post Wines, located in Stoney Creek, Ontario. This winery is known for celebrating the unique terroir and microclimate of the area through their portfolio of stellar wines. Each bottle offers a lovely tasting experience that showcases the interesting complexities and subtle nuances of the region.
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Ilya Senchuk and his wife, Nadia, had a dream of producing world-class, terroir-driven wines from unique vineyards across Niagara. However, they knew they could not achieve this alone. This is where the idea for the winery's name — Leaning Post — comes from; the posts that you find at the beginning of a row of grapes are crucial in supporting the vines as they grow and mature. Similarly, for the Senchuks, the support of their friends and family was essential in realizing their dream of owning and operating a successful winery. The name serves as a reminder of the importance of community and support in achieving one's goals.
Leaning Post has undergone a remarkable transformation from its origins as a virtual label in 2009, and the purchase of a farm in 2011 has provided a permanent home for the winery. Over the years, talented winemaker, Ilya, has perfected the art of small-scale, artisanal winemaking with minimal intervention and developed a reputation for producing exceptional single-varietals with a particular focus on riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir, and syrah.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the gems that are included in our May Wine Club box.
This elegant, medium-bodied chardonnay has notes of peach and melon with well-integrated oak. Rated 92 points by wine expert, Tony Aspler. Pair it with Greek salad wraps with grilled halloumi or fettuccine alfredo with grilled chicken.
This bright and zippy riesling delights on the palate with flavours of peach, nectarine, green apple, lemon, and a hint of tropical fruit. A great pairing with jambalaya with Andouille sausage or Thai mini-shrimp lettuce wraps.
A beautifully balanced, medium-bodied pinot. Indulge in a bouquet of violets and black raspberry with sour cherry and raspberry on the palate. Rated 92 points by wine expert, Tony Aspler. Enjoy it with cochinita pibil tacos with pineapple salsa or bacon-wrapped salmon with avocado dressing.
This bright, ruby-coloured gamay is a blend of grapes from three different vineyards that were aged separately in barrel. Enjoy notes of cherry, cranberry, and baking spice with a lively acidity. Try it alongside fried calamari with tartar sauce or hangar steak with chimichurri.
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