From Pelee Island to Niagara to Prince Edward County, Southern Ontario’s wine-producing pockets are home to a bounty of vintners that craft high-quality Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, Icewines and much, much more. Every Wednesday throughout the summer, Where Toronto profiles an Ontario winery whose bottles are worth seeking out, and whose vineyards are definitely worthy of a day trip from the big city.
This week’s Ontario winery:
Founded in 2010
Winemakers: Andrew von Teichman and Dr. Allan Jackson
How many varieties of wine do you produce?
What are your three most popular wines?
Union White, Union Rose and Union Red blends.
Tell us about the winery’s background.
We are a “virtual winery,” which means we don’t have a physical site that people can visit. Union was founded by two wine pioneers with a vision of creating blended wines that offer outstanding value from 100 per cent local fruit. Our sole focus is producing multi-varietal blends as we select the best fruit from each vintage to craft these unique wines.
Tell us something people typically don’t know or understand about wine production.
That it is farming first and Mother Nature calls the shots!
What is one piece of advice you’d offer someone wishing to have a better experience with wine?
Serve Union Wines properly chilled for the whites and partially chilled for our reds. The chill brings out the vibrant character of the wines and as they warm up in the glass, their profile evolves as the temperature changes.