“GREAT WINE IS GROWN NOT MADE. AND, IT’S THE GROWING AND CULTIVATION OF THE GRAPES THAT HAS THE GREATEST IMPACT.”
- GLENN DODGE
2018 ABV 12.4%
Valle Rosa Rosé 750 ml
$16.99 (plus HST)
Our Provence inspired rosé is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling. Aged in American Oak for three months, enjoy a lovely watermelon colour with notes of pink grapefruit and a slightly tannic finish.
Slightly Bent White 750 ml
$17.99 (plus HST)
2017 ABV 12.8%
Vidal – 44%, l’Acadie Blanc – 35%, Riesling – 21%
Bright and approachable, our off-dry white wine blend of Vidal, Riesling, and L’Acadie Blanc has intense aromas and flavors of green apples and pear, a slight sweetness and floral note from the Vidal grape & hint of minerality from the Riesling creates the perfect balance. Enjoy this wine with creamy pasta, seafood, or simply on its own.
Contorto Marquette Red 750 ml $19.99 (plus HST)
2017 ABV 13,5%
Our dry red wine has inviting aromas of vanilla, baking spice and stewed plum. On the palate it follows through with dark fruit such as blackberry & dark cherry. Pair this wine with pork tenderloin, pasta, or gourmet pizza.
Reserve Marquette 750 ml $22.00 (plus HST)
2018 ABV 13.5%
Aged for 18 months, our rustic medium bodied red wine is integrated with oak and moderate tannins . Notes of blackberry and currant. Pair this wine with smoky ribs, tomato based pasta, or a hearty gourmet pizza.
Metropolitan Cab 750 ml $25.00 (plus HST)
2018 ABV 13%
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in Recioto-style Marquette barrels. This unique red wine is bold and jammy with notes of baking spices and caramel. Pair this wine with steak, lamb or a hearty pasta.
1761 Recioto Style Marquette 375 ml
$31.25 (plus HST)
2017 ABV 16.3%
Our Recioto-style red dessert wine is inspired from the Veneto region in Italy. Aromas of sweet cedar, smoked coconut and dried figs followed by flavours of dried sugar plum, all-spice, cacao and toasted almonds. Best served chilled. After dinner, pair alongside blue cheese, dark chocolate or biscotti.
THE RIGHT GRAPES
Much or our wine making philosophy stems from a belief that you can't make great wine without great grapes. When we decided to start a vineyard in 2009 we experimented with a few grape varietals and quickly discovered how perfect Marquette grapes were for the Avon Valley and Nova Scotia terrior.
The right grapes are the foundation for our great wine. The Marquette grape's ability to fully ripen in our climate means we can reach and go beyond quality benchmarks for making a truly great Nova Scotia red wine. Bent Ridge was the first vineyard to grow Marquette grapes and remains the largest dedicated grower of Marquette grapes in Atlantic Canada.
25+ YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY
Thomas Laszlo joined the Bent Ridge team in 2017 as our trusted consultant. Our process has been perfected through various techniques Thomas has acquired during his 25+ years in the industry. In his earlier years, Thomas held the position as Technical Director at Chateau Pajzos and Megyer, two of the top producers of Hungary’s famous Tokaji Aszú. Thomas moved on to consulting for some time, but again found himself abroad as the Head Winemaker at Heron Hill Winery located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.
During his eight years there, he focused on cool climate varieties with a special emphasis on producing several styles of outstanding Riesling that garnered praise and attention by the world’s top wine critics. After 13 years out of the country, Thomas and his family decided to move back home to Niagara. Thomas is also currently the Head Winemaker on a part time basis for Gallucci Winery located north of Toronto. Thomas has won numerous awards, but his crowning achievement was attaining a perfect score of 100 points for his 1999 Chateau Pajzos Tokaji Esszencia from the world’s most influential wine critic, Robert Parker Jr. Scores in the high 90s are usually reserved for wines in the $1,000 per bottle range.
Thomas is currently the only winemaker in Canada that was a 100-point score from Parker.