New Asian owners have hired local winemaker, Gordon Robert to put new life back into Marynissen Winery. For those of you too young to know, this was one of Niagara’s pioneer wineries, and John Marynissen was the first to plant Cabernet Sauvignon in in these parts. At a time when all the experts said “don’t do it.” But there was no stopping a stubborn Dutchman.
I dropped in to taste a few of Gordon’s creations and left with no fewer than six purchases. Most very reasonably priced.
SAUVIGNON BLANC 13 $17.00
. . . intense Savvy flavours, wild thing for sure. Not for the timid.
PINOT GRIS 13 $17.00
. . . feels almost rich, but also refreshing. Stylish and good with anything.
CABERNET FRANC 13 $18.00
. . . very French Bistro. Bring on food, and a 2nd bottle.
CHARDONNAY 13 ‘Platinum Series’ $20
. . . solid, earthy, Burgundian-style. Great value.
SYRAH 13 ‘Platinum Series’ $25
. . . earthy, peppery Rhone-style. Manly wine for grilled red meats.
CHARDONNAY 13 ‘Yeast Strain Series’ (set of 3 wines made with different yeast strains) $100.00
. . . the differences are amazing. Would be an exciting gift for a wine lover, or to pour at a special dinner. I recommend two years of ageing.