We had a dream of the amazing views overlooking the Rhone Valley. At Chateau Windrush this inspired our vista from the north bench of Ontario's Hockley Valley to begin an adventure with our first vineyard in 2017.
Originating from the GTA in summer 2019, private Coach Tours will experience emerging artists concerts, luncheon and mature Niagara-on-the-Lake: Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and classic Chardonnay wines oaked at Windrush Estates through the latest temperature controlled technologies and winemaking processes.
Windrush Estate Wines are being created by Consulting Vintner, Jim Warren, and award winning Chief Winemaker, Jonathan Boyle.
Perched atop a high ridge, the 11,000 square foot Chateau Windrush overlooks the Hockley Valley where you will have your first wine tastings.
Windrush plans your tour complete with a visit to a Maple Syrup Sugar Shack, a Vodka Distillery, a Cidery and artists studios.
Our maturing vineyard, only 56 minutes north of the GTA, is growing in a perfect terroir of sand, limestone & gravel, together with a micro-climate that will combine the art and science of winemaking to create flavourful aromatic wines from the Hockley Valley.
Our legendary vintner Jim Warren, believes "Getting to older wine, matured naturally, in a well designed cellar, is the thing that excites us about the vinous world and potential for classic wines from Hockley Valley".
2018 Pinot Noir from the award winning Glen Elgin Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard was ready for an early harvest following the perfect summer heat. The result is a bold Pinot Noir, cherry red in colour with dark berry flavours and a hint of violets.
2017 Pinot Grigio hand picked at the Legends Estate vineyard in Beamsville, this Pinot Grigio is mellow in colour, pleasantly smelling of citrus fruits.
2018 classic oak Chardonnay available for release in fall 2019 was grown at the Foxcroft vineyard on the Beamsville bench. Pineapple notes on the nose begin this classic wine. Throughout the palate there are many layers to it's creamy and buttery taste, coaching you to come back for more.