2020 Gamay

Tasting Notes

The depth and weight of this wine was structured by the warm growing season then cool autumn.  This is a new vineyard for us at Leaning Post from the Four Mile Creek Appellation in Niagara on the Lake and the terroir really shines through, with loads of black cherry, mulberry, raspberry, with an amazing white and pink pepper spice over a background of moss and leather. The palate is complimentary showing bing cherry, blackberry, vanilla bean, anise and basil smoked sausage.  The finish is fantastically long and smooth. This wine will age well for the next 4-6 years.

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Winemaking Notes

2020 had an exceptionally warm and sunny growing season and the weather cooled in September to create optimal growing conditions for this wine. This sort of season is phenomenal for Gamay, allowing it to get great intensity and ripeness at moderate alcohol.  This wine was picked on September 30th a full 20 days earlier than last year and placed in concrete fermenters. After a 5-day cold soak fermentation occurred spontaneously and was hand punched-down twice a day for 3 weeks.  After fermentation, the wine was kept on skins for an additional 5 days then gently pressed and settled in vessel.  It was then racked into older barrels and aged for 10 months.


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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