A warm growing season continued into the autumn, with many rain events making it difficult to time harvest and get fruit picked. However mature vines, good vineyard management and meticulous hand-picking and sorting allowed us to get amazing quality whole-clusters into the press on September 27th 2018. Juice was naturally settled, then racked into barrel where fermentation occurred by indigenous yeast and malolactic bacteria. Once fermentations were completed, the wine remained in French oak barrique and 500-Litre pucheon without stirring of the lees for 13 months. This wine was lightly filtered and bottled on April 25th, 2020.
Mature vines display the wonderful chalkiness and weight of the Twenty Mile Bench in Vineland. Fantastic pineapple, red-apple, pear and almond aromas lead on the nose, while on the palate, peach, lemon curd, spiced apples and hazelnut play off the chalky/mineral base. Texture and weight are phenomenal and balanced by good acidity leading to an incredibly long finish. Drink with lemon roasted chicken, semi-soft cheese, and freshly baked bread. It will age well for the next 5-8 years if you can wait.
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.