5 Ontario wines that make us blush, right now

Whether you live that #RoséAllDay life or not, Ontario’s blossoming rosé wine collection is well worth exploring. There are dozens of great rosés at your local LCBO, but for the really good stuff, we encourage you to visit a vineyard. Whether you head for Niagara, Essex or Prince Edward County, there’s a pink wine waiting for you. Here are our favorites right now.
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Just One Rose Rosé

Rosehall Run Vineyards     rosehallrun.com 1243 Greer Road, Wellington, Prince Edward County

This is a dry rosé comprised of 75% Gamay Noir and 25% Pinot Noir. It’s got a rich, almost coral colour. It tastes like stone fruits with a pleasant acidity. Perfect for an afternoon in the sunshine.

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2016 Rosé Sparkling

Redstone Wines     redstonewines.com 4245 King Street, Beamsville, Ontario

The team at Redstone made this second vintage with 100% Laundry Vineyard pinot noir. It spent 12 months on the lees leaving is round, floral and extra effervescent. It tastes like Ontario strawberries with a bright pop of light lime.

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Rosé

Leaning Post Wines     leaningpostwines.com 1491 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Made with a blend of Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cabernet Franc from various vineyards along The Bench, it’s got loads of fruit and a bit of spice. It’s complex and deserves to shine before being with food. This is the third vineyard of this intriguing wine and it’s only gotten better.

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LOLA Blush

Pelee Island Winery     shop.peleeisland.com 455 Seacliff Drive, Kingsville, Ontario

This sparkler is our go to cottage weekend wine. It’s fresh, easy drinking and makes a great dockside gift. Made in the charmat method, it’s got subtle notes of strawberry and orange that are cut with plenty of bubbles that linger in your mouth.

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North Beach ‘Seahorse’ Rosé

Harwood Estate Vineyards     harwoodestatevineyards.com 18908 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier, Prince Edward County

It’s made with Vidal and Riesling, this is the sweetest of our 2018 summer selections – but that’s no reason to not try it! It’s got notes of pear and apple, which surprise on the nose. It pours a lovely salmon pink and tastes like peaches and cream. Bonus: Harwood is a 100% solar winery and it’s puppy friendly!


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