Medium-priced Local Pinots


The Pinots below can satisfy the need for reasonably-priced local ““ at least for fans of light reds. In order to produce Ontario’s $35+ Pinots wineries need to sell-off their lesser stuff (maybe from young vines/less successful parts of the vineyard/etc), hence a much lower price. This is the case all over the world. Spring and Summer will be the season for these wines ““ lightly chilled of course.

I usually rebuke people for calling a wine “˜nice’, but in the case of Konzelmann’s Pinot ““ nice describes it perfectly. Needs chilling to add some energy ““ five mins in the freezer and you have the perfect party, early evening, or hockey playoffs gulper.

Stoney Ridge delivers a light, bright Pinot that’s dead simple ““ but with Beaujolais-style drinkability. Lightly chill and think summer patio. For now, pour to get your evening or weekend started.

Nice is also a fitting description of Henry’s Pinot. Yummy flavours and smoothness make for crowdpleasing gulper, or partner for everyday foods.

Charmes Pinot has an Italianesque quality ““ as in tangy dry with an earthy, rustic feeling.~  Suggesting a bowl of tomato pasta, or simply grilled meats. For sure not a party Pinot.


KONZELMANN 16 Pinot Noir, VQA Niagara 200584 $14.95

STONEY RIDGE 16 Pinot Noir, VQA Niagara 156125 $14.95

HENRY OF PELHAM 16 Pinot Noir, VQA Niagara 13904 $14.95

CHATEAU DES CHARMES 16 Pinot Noir, VQA Niagara on the Lake 454967 $16.95

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