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An Introduction To The Rockway Brands At Your Local LCBO
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When discussing the transformation of Rockway Vineyards, veteran wine critic Gordon Stimmell of the Toronto Star noted:
Now, under the guiding light of young winemaker David Stasiuk, the winery has been reborn and is churning out amazing small-lot wines, some of which rise into the realm of world-class. He is excited to be bringing the long bottled-up potential of the vineyards to thrilling levels.
Now, this transformation is hardly news anymore. The thousands of people that have enjoyed a glass of Rockway Vineyards wine in the last five years know that they can trust the Rockway Vineyards brand to produce small-lot wines that are crafted for excellent quality at exceptional value. What may be missed, however, is that Rockway produces several other brands that not only deliver taste, quality and value, but convenience as well, since they're located around the corner at your local LCBO store, alongside the more familiar Rockway Vineyards vintages like Pinot Noir, White and Meritage.

Here's a look at the "other" wines produced by David Stasiuk and Rockway Vineyards. These are available at our wine boutique, by order or search the LCBO to find them at a store near you.

Fergie Jenkins Limited Edition

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Every year we produce two wines in partnership with the Fergie Jenkins Foundation and a portion of all sales benefit the Fergie Jenkins Foundation charities. These wines have always been among our most popular and regularly sell out. We have just released the slightly off dry with mouth watering acidity this Riesling boasts ripe tropical notes while being reigned in by the classic stone fruit, citrus and wet stone character of Bench Riesling.

The Fergie Jenkins Limited Edition Riesling 2014 is available now at the LCBO for just $13.25. This riesling offers upfront aromas of tangerine peach, lemon and green apple. Green apple and citrus fruits persist on the palate with hints of wet stone and floral undertones.

David Hearn Limited Edition

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Since 2015, we have partnered with one of Canada's finest golfer, PGA pro David Hearn, and the David Hearn Foundation to produce a white wine and red wine. A portion of the wines' sales support Alzheimer Society of Canada. 

This year's vintages have just been released this summer. The white wine is a 2015 Chardonnay/Riesling blend and has already won a silver medal at the 2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. It is a fantastic wine to cherish on a summer evening with flavours of grapefruit, white peach and mineral.

The red wine is a 2013 Cabernet/Merlot VQA and a bronze medalist at both the FLIWC and the All Canadian Wine Championships. It is full-bodied and smooth, perfect for twosomes coming off the golf course or enjoying with your favourite gourmet burger in your backyard.    

9

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Rockway produces two wines under our "9" brand; the 9 White and Patio 9 Pink. As the name of the latter suggests, these are fresh, fun wines crafted for enjoying chilled on warm days outdoors. But don't be mistaken about their quality: the 9 White, for example, is a Double Gold Winner at the All Canadian Wine Championship. Winemaker Stasiuk has been able to produce wines of a high-quality that oenophiles will enjoy, but is also refreshing for the casual wine drinker. We may be biased, but these are the perfect wines to keep stocked in your fridge for "whenever". They pair well with a diverse array of foods, will be savoured by guests and are great for "date night" on the back deck. 

No matter what your palate prefers, Rockway Vineyards has a wine for you at your local LCBO. And though you may find us located under a few different brands, you will always find our small-lot craft wines to be of excellent quality and value. So on your next LCBO run, why not try something new from the Rockway Vineyards family of wines? You won't regret it!


Posted by admin at Jul 10, 2017 Category: Wine
Tags: wine, LCBO wines, 9, david hearn, fergie jenkins