NEW: Apologetic Red

An astonishing world-class wine, made by talented, hardworking, law-abiding, polite, friendly, pragmatic, peace-loving, apologetic, grateful and self-deprecating Canadians.

We are committed to quality at the highest level and an experience that will leave our guests with memorable and lasting memories.  Our full bodied and elegant wines are the result of patience, passion, and care.  This is what our unique process is based on a slow process yielding the rich complexity that can only result from a non-hurried approach.  Hence why our wines are often referred to as “slow wines” achieved by the highest quality fruit and a meticulous “continuum of care” from vineyard to bottle to service.

TV Interview – Watch Len Crispino’s TV interview on the new Apologetic Red – click here

Vintages Feature Article – Read the “Innovation Nation” article in Vintages – click here

90 Points – “Wines for fall: Eight unique bottles you must try”. Beppi Crosariol, September 14, 2016, The Globe and Mail

92 Points – “It has texture and elegant tannins and the stuffing to improve for 10 years or more.” Rick VanSickle, July 17, 2016,

Vintage: 2013

Varietal: Cabernet Franc

Appassimento: 52% with 125 days drying time

Bottle Size: 750 mL & 1.5 L Magnum

Alcohol:  14.9%

Aromas:  Sweet, rich aromas of cherry compote, black currant, ripe black cherry, dried fig, cigar tobacco, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, baking spices, and smoky oak notes.

Palate:  Elegant, rich, and intense flavours of dried fig and cherry, layered with fresh ripe fruit flavours of black cherry, black currant, and mission figs.  On the very full mid palate the spice, dark chocolate, and velvety smooth tannins come to your attention and the finish lingers forever revealing a multitude of subtle nuances for you to discover.  There is fantastic balance between the fruit, tannins, acidity, and oak.

Food pairings:  May we suggest serving this wine alongside roasted or grilled red meats, especially wild game such as venison, elk, bison, and wild boar, as well as lamb, osso buco or prime rib.  It is also an elegant accompaniment to cured meat and fine hard cheeses or enjoy on its own after time in the decanter.

Cellaring:  This wine will age in the cellar easily for 5-10+ years and is drinking very well now.  For the patient collector, and under proper conditions, the 1.5L magnum format allows for much slower aging.

Release Dates:

Winery: Available now
750 mL – $69.95 – shop now

1.5 L – $159.95 – shop now

LCBO: Available now #471516
750 mL only – $69.95

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