It all began in 1927, when my grandfather, Andrew Peller, first arrived in Canada from Hungary. Having owned a series of successful businesses, he came here to finally pursue his dream. He envisioned a day when Canadians, like Europeans, would come to appreciate premium-quality wines and enjoy sharing them with family and friends. After exhaustive research, he decided to plant his first vineyards in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley and, soon afterwards, to open a modest winery in that province as well. As the seeds of his dream were firmly taking root out West, he began looking eastward. Many years and countless setbacks later, he and my father, Joe (who was by then very much involved in the family business), finally made a breakthrough. An offer to purchase a winery and winemaking license in Ontario was accepted in the spring of 1969.
It's been just over 50 years since my grandfather raised a glass to toast his very first vintage, and our family proudly carries on his tradition of crafting wine with an uncommon commitment to quality. In fact, our goals today are higher than ever before as we aim to produce wines that rank among the best in the world. And our efforts have not gone unnoticed. We have won many prestigious awards for signature products, like Icewine, as well as Chardonnays and Rieslings, which are as good or better than those produced anywhere abroad. We have also earned international acclaim, being recently named Best Canadian Winery of the Year at London's International Wine & Spirit Competition. My grandfather would indeed be proud of what has grown from those first vines.
Made of 100% Riesling. Fermented and aged at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks for optimum fruit concentration. This wine has notes of ripe peach marmalade, layers of sweet and fresh tropical fruit, honey and hints of white pepper. The flavors are an explosion of pineapple, apricot, floral honey, oranges and cardamom spice with lemon drops and spicy oak to harmonize the long finish. Pairs well with pate or foie gras, blue veined cheeses and spicy Asian cuisine. Serve chilled at 8-10ºC.
Grape Variety: Riesling
Vol: 375 ml