Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc


Vintage 2019


Winemaking Notes:

The grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted on November 12th, destemmed and left to cold soak on skins prior to fermentation.  The fermentation started spontaneously in small open-top fermenters with the skins being punched-down by hand 2 times per day. Once fermentation was finished, the wine remained on skins for 6 days before being gently pressed.  It was then transferred to French and American oak barrels (35% new) and aged for 20 months. The 2019 Cabernet Franc was bottled in September 2021.

Tasting Notes:

The 2019 vintage had a cool start and stayed moderate throughout.  The sunny, warm-but-never-hot weather continued well into harvest and allowed us to hang the grapes very late into the season, giving plenty of time to fully ripen.  On the nose raspberry, blackcurrant, strawberry and blackberry immediately appear, followed quickly by tomato-leaf, roasted red-pepper, cured meat, cigar-box, cocoa and cumin. The palate shows lovely balance but is a bit more brooding, with blueberry appearing along with cassis and blackberry playing off leather, tobacco and smoked-sausage with a mossy/brambly character the underpins the whole wine. Elegance and exquisite finesse meet richness, with present tannins giving this wine immense structure and agebility.  We continue to raise the bar for Cabernet Franc in Niagara, and this is another great example that call easily age 8-10 years. To drink now, decant well in advance and the wine will really unfold for you!

Total Production:    160 cases

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Vineyards: Wismer – Foxcroft Vineyard
Brix at Harvest:   22.5
Alcohol:   13.5%
Acidity:   6.5 g/L
pH:   3.56


When it comes to shipping, our goal is to find the fastest and most reliable shipping option available to us. During the Covid pandemic, we have made significant changes with our delivery partners to serve you better.

For Toronto deliveries we primarily use Fil Delivery. They have been tremendous and we have had glowing reviews from customers. They update you on the expected delivery time throughout the day to ensure satisfaction. Deliveries leave the winery Mondays and Thursdays for delivery Tuesdays and Fridays.

For deliveries to Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara, winery staff often deliver same day or next. We aim to please as often as possible!

ICS is also used for Major Centers other than Toronto and local. Their delivery times are typically next day from pick up at the winery on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Out of province and small-town Ontario deliveries are packaged appropriately with slow-release heat packs in winter reduce breakage and freezing through CanPar. We review shipping daily to identify issues before they arise. We do our best to help communicate any issues in advance to get the wine to you as quickly as possible.

We offer free shipping to anywhere in Ontario with purchase of 6 bottles or more. Purchases of less than 6 bottles can be accommodated for $10 flat rate. Please call the winery to arrange.

Out or province rates are as follows:

Quebec: $10 flat rate

All other provinces: $25 flat rate


We believe in simplicity, so our refund policy is simple and to the point.

  • If you’d like to return an unopened bottle of wine, we’ll gladly do so for you. No questions asked.
  • If there is a problem with the wines (either a fault or it is not to your liking - which happens very irregularly), we happily provide a credit for the full amount on another bottle at the winery. For delivered wine, we issue a credit to be applied to your next purchase.
  • Our goal is to make you happy and if there is anything that we can do to maximize your enjoyment of a Leaning Post Wine... we will do it.


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