In the summer of 2001, standing alone amidst the oldest of our grapevines, feeling a deep connection to the land and to the past, I decided to start my own winery. I was working that morning in our original five rows of Pinot Noir, when it hit me that this work would not be truly satisfying unless I could eventually make my own wine from this fruit. It was my belief that we could craft a spectacular wine in very small quantities while still producing exceptional fruit for our winery clients. This is the continuing story of building our winery from the vineyard up. Our thoughts, our goals, our decisions, the good days and bad days. Enjoy.
The 2010 Five Rows reds each show an elegant, yet intensely flavoured profile, reflective of a great vintage and two years spent in oak. Each varietal features unprecedented ripeness for our vineyard. Please call or email us to order your case of Shiraz, Pinot Noir or Cab Sauv.
We invite you to join us soon to sample these highly sought after whites. The 2012 vintage Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris were all carefully crafted to achieve the optimal balance between ripeness and refreshing. Purchase quantity limits may apply.
As we sharpen up the pruners for winter, we've decided to close the barn for a few months to catch our breath. This will allow plenty of time to get the new wines ready to bottle in the spring. We wish to thank all who have visited over the past year and contributed to our most successful summer to date. It's hard to believe we're about embark upon our fifth retail season and we look forward to more great visits and new faces enjoying Five Rows wines in the year to come!