Wines of Local: Cuve Catharine

From The County to the Escarpment to Lake Erie and beyond, Ontario is growing some beautiful grapes and turning them into some of the best wines we�ve ever had! With ?The 12 Wines of Local?, OCTA�s staff are pouring their favorite #LCBOgolocal wines � just in time for the upcoming holiday season.A�Come discover what�s in our glass!


Sparkling wine isn’t just for New Year’s Eve, but it sure sparkles at that time of year! We like to sneak in a bottle of sparkling to any event we’re attending — and here’s one from a Niagara vintner that we really enjoy.

Henry of Pelham has been creating wines since the ’80’s. Named after an innkeeper who originally owned the property, the Speck family is known for their Chardonnay, Riesling and Baco Noir.A� The wine-making has now passed down to the three sons.

CuvA�e Catharine is their selection of sparkling wines–named after the innkeeper’s wife. It offers both rosA� and white sparkling wines. There’s something for people who like dry sparking wines, and those who want something a little lighter and fruitier to celebrate with. I opted for the white: it’s more robust in flavour, and has less sugars than the rosA�.

This is definitely a wine to celebrate the festive season: very frothy, long lasting effervescence, it’s pleasantly off-dry, and will match well with finger foods and cheeses served over the festive season or will patiently sit until midnight to ring in the new year!


It’s really a delicious wine to end off our series of 12 wines of local! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about them as much as we’ve enjoyed learning about them (tasting them has been no hardship)!

Find it at your local LCBO:
LCBO 217521 | 750 mL bottleA�

Price: $ 29.95

We hope we’ve inspired you to drink more Ontario wines in the future. Maybe you’ll evenA� want to learn about the amazing wine culture that is developing here in Ontario, in Niagara, Prince Edward County, the north Erie shore, and emerging wine regions in what used to be tobacco country.

Looking for more information? Try Wine Country Ontario or The Winery and Grower Alliance of Ontario.

Better yet, tour our wine regions–Nothing like going to an onsite tasting for an education!

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