Monastery Cellars focuses on small lot vintages of premium VQA wines with the first vintage of wines from the on-site vineyard planted in 2012. Planting predominantly includes Vidal grapes, perfectly suited for the production of world renowned Icewines. The first recorded Icewine harvest dates back to 1794 in Franconia, Germany, when local monks were faced with winter much earlier than expected. The monks, facing the adversity of mother nature, are credited as being the inventors of Icewine by pressing juice from the frozen grapes. At the time, these new wines were touted to be nothing short of “nectar from the gods,” or so the legend goes.
2017 Prior's Cask Vidal
Vidal makes for an exceptional table wine specially selected by the Priors. Light fresh and fruity, this wine brings forward a bright spirit on the nose and palate.
2017 Prior's Cask Merlot Cabernet
Merlot Cabernet is a classic blend for red wine and makes for an exceptional table wine specially selected by the Priors. Soft velvety tannins are complemented by rich flavours of blackcurrant and black cherry on the palate.
2017 Vidal Icewine
Invented by German Monks in 1794, Icewine has now been perfected by Canadian winemakers. An intense and luxurious sweet wine with rich flavours of tropical fruit and honey.