This wine is the perfect blend of Chardonnay grown in two different vineyards. The portion of Chardonnay from the Grimsby Hillside Vineyard is from three separate blocks across 90 acres of grapes, all hand-picked and hand- sorts on September 16th, 23rd, and 24th. The Senchuk vineyard was hand-picked and sorted on September 30th. All the Chardonnay was whole-cluster pressed, and kept separate. The juice was allowed to settle before being racked into French oak barrels for fermentation to occur by indigenous yeast and malolactic bacteria. Once fermentation was finished, the chardonnay remained in barrel for 10 months before being bottled on September 1st, 2021.
The growing season in 2020 was incredible! It was a long warm vintage that ripened the chardonnay while keeping the balance of fresh crisp acidity. This chardonnay is the perfect reflection of the 2020 vintage. The nose starts out with white peaches, and grilled pineapple, followed by hints of spices such as cardamon and sea salt. There is a beautiful rich and creaminess on the pallet, along with wet-stone, warmed pine nuts and hints of flint. A truly beautiful explain of Niagara Chardonnay!
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.