2019 Gamay

Winemaking Notes

This wine is from 3 different vineyards that were picked on October 21st, October 26th, and November 6th.  Each vineyard was vinified separately. After a 4-day cold soak, fermentation occurred spontaneously in both small open top and concrete fermenters.  All wines were hand punched-down twice a day for 3 weeks.  After 3.5 weeks on skins, each wine was gently pressed and racked into neutral oak barrique and puncheon for aging where it underwent spontaneous malo-lactic fermentation.  Each vineyard was aged separately in barrel for 10 months. All of the vineyards were blended together when they were racked out of barrel and held in tank before being bottled.

Tasting Notes

The depth of this wine was structured by the warm summer and wet autumn.  This wine stays true to the Leaning Post style and terroir of Armbrust Vineyard demonstrates lots of earth, mushroom, and undergrowth on the nose which is complimented by blackberry and cherry fruit with some beautiful freshly picked lavender. In the mouth there is lots of beautiful beet, blackberry, kirsch, and cracked pepper.  The finish is long and delectable. This wine will age well for the next 3-5 years. Try with brie, camembert, your favourite burger, or anything on your plate this thanksgiving.

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End of the Road Vineyard (Twenty Mile Bench) – 44%
Wismer – Armbrust Vineyard (Twenty Mile Bench) – 37%
Wismer – JR Wismer Vineyard (Twenty Mile Bench) – 19%


Brix at Harvest:   20.0
Alcohol:   12.0%
Acidity:   6.46 g/L
pH:   3.48


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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