Rockway Vineyards Wins Eight Silver Medals At Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Posted: May 17, 2017

Rockway Vineyards and winemaker David Stasiuk participated in the 17th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition this spring. The competition features over 3,000 wines from 621 wineries and is blind judged by 52 Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, wine educators, wine jouranlists, winemakers and certified wine judges. This year, 16 countries were represented, including wines from as far away as Costa Rica, Macedonia and Russia.

FLIWC is one of the largest wine competitions in the world that benefits a charitable organization. The competition, and surrounding events, support Camp Good Days. Camp Good Days is a place where children with cancer are not faced with boundaries, but rather open hearts, compassion and, above all else, fun. Since its inception 37 years ago, Camp Good Days has beneffited more than 47,000 kids.

Niagara wineries were well-represented at FLIWC by Rockway Vineyards, Andrew Peller Limited, Calamus Estate Winery and more. We are proud to say that Rockway wines came home with 7 Silver Medals for wines from our 2015 harvest and 1 Silver Medal for our 2014 harvest. Below are the wines we entered into the competition, a note from our winemaker David Stasiuk and an overview of the 2015 vintage.

Rockway Vineyards 2015 Vintage Notes

The 2015 growing season started with a sigh of relief from the second of two very cold winters. March carried the cooler temperatures, which led to a later start to the season. April and May were of the seasonal norm, June was wet and July was very dry. Favourable conditions returned just in time for ripening in late summer. Warm temperatures persisted throughout the fall, allowing later ripening varieties the time and temperatures they needed. Although yields were down, we harvested great quality across the board. A vintage showing classic cool-climate character.

2015 Unoaked Chardonnay 

2015 David Hearn Limited Edition Chardonnay / Riesling (VQA)

"A wine for all to enjoy. Barrel fermented Chardonnay that brings texture and richness
with Riesling that adds flavour, aromatics and bright acidity."

2015 Plush White

"A fun yet sophisticated wine that awakens the senses with ripe fresh fruit and mouth watering acidity. A great sipper and very versatile with food."

2015 Rockway Vineyards White (VQA)

"Crafted for any occasion. Not too dry, nor too sweet, it feels just right. Fresh, bright and flavourful, this wine is great to sip amongst friends or pair with your favourite foods."

2015 Rockway Vineyards Red (VQA)

"Vibrant and fruit forward with hinks of smoked meat, vanilla bean and barrel spice. This is our everyday red, well-suited to pair with casual fare or simply enjoyed on its own."

Late Harvest Vidal
Vidal Icewine

2014 Plush Red 

"The grapes were kissed by the sun, and the wine, infused with the passion of our people. Plush red is soft, supple and elegant with a subtle feeling of luxury. Rich bold flavours of dark cherry, blackberry, vanilla and savoury spice."

Browse all our currently available wines here or join us in our Wine Boutique for an unforgettable tasting!

David Hearn's Wine Label Now Available In LCBOs

Posted: May 10, 2017

We are extremely excited to announce that The David Hearn Foundation wine label will now be available at over 70 LCBO locations across Ontario!

The white wine, a 2015 Chardonnay/Riesling VQA - silver medalist at the 2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, will launch in stores on Saturday, May 13th. The red wine, a 2013 Cabernet/Merlot VQA - bronze medalist at both the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and the All Canadian Wine Championships, will launch in stores on Saturday, June 24th.

A portion of proceeds from sales of the wines will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada through The David Hearn Foundation. Hearn is a national spokesperson for the Alzheimer Society of Canada, advocating for change, his family having been directly impacted by the disease; Rockway is known for their charitable contributions and giving back to the community.

For full details click here

Golf Course Open

Posted by Rockway Vineyards on March 29, 2017

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Rockway Wins Diners' Choice Award

Posted by Rockway Vineyards on January 5, 2017

Rockway Vineyards is thrilled to announce that they were the recipients of the 2016 December Diners' Choice Award from Open Table.


2017 Pre-Season Golf Special

Posted by Rockway Vineyards on January 5, 2017

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Rockway Vineyards Featured in WeddingWire

Posted by Rockway Vineyards on December 9, 2016


WeddingWire Canada has listed Rockway Vineyards as one of the top ten wedding venues in Ontario! Click here to read the article.


David Hearn Inaugural Junior Tournament

Posted by Rockway Vineyards on September 8, 2016


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New Reviews from Rick Vansickle

Posted by Rockway Vineyards on July 19,2016

Check out these great reviews of Rockway wines from wine writer Rick Vansickle. Click here to read the article.


Couples League

Posted by Rockway Vineyards on May 11, 2016

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Rockway Vineyards Wins at FLIWC

Posted by Rockway Vineyards on March 30, 2016

Rockway Vineyards has won an amazing 11 awards at the 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition!

The following medals were awarded:

  • 2014 Fergie Jenkins Limited Edition Riesling - Silver Medal

  • 2013 Small Lot Syrah - Silver Medal

  • 2015 Patio 9 Pink - Silver Medal

  • 2013 Small Lot Cabernet Franc - Silver Medal

  • 2013 Fergie Jenkins Limited Edition Red - Silver Medal

  • 2013 Small Lot Meritage - Silver Medal

  • 2013 Small Lot Merlot - Silver Medal

  • 2014 Small Lot Riesling - Silver Medal

  • 2014 Wild Ferment Chardonnay - Silver Medal

  • 2013 Red Assemblage - Bronze Medal

  • 2013 Cabernet Merlot - Bronze Medal

Congratulations to Winemaker David Stasiuk!


New Reviews for David Hearn Limited Edition Wines

Posted by Rockway Vineyards on March 30, 2016

We are very excited to announce that David Hearn Limited Edition wines are now available at the Rockway Vineyards wine boutique. These wines have been created in partnership with the David Hearn Foundation in support of the Alzheimer Society of Canada. To learn more about the David Hearn Foundation, click here. To order David Hearn wines, click here. To read wine writer Rick Vansickle's reviews of the David Hearn wines click here.