“GREAT WINE IS GROWN, NOT MADE. AND, IT’S THE GROWING AND CULTIVATION OF THE GRAPES THAT HAS THE GREATEST IMPACT.”
- GLENN DODGE-OWNER-
Slightly Bent White Blend 750 ml
2021 ABV 12.8%
Bright and approachable, this off-dry white wine blend of Vidal, Riesling and L'Acadie Blanc has intense aromas and flavours of green apples and pear, a slight sweetness and floral notes from the Vidal grape and a hint of minerality from the Riesling creates the perfect balance. Enjoy this wine with creamy pastas, seafood, or simply on its own.
Chardonnay White 750 ml
2021 ABV 12.7%
Our unoaked Chardonnay has pleasant aromas of yellow apple and pineapple and is medium bodied with spice and lemon notes on the palate. Pairs well with creamy cheese such as Brie.
Piegato Rosé 750 ml
2020 ABV 12.4%
Made from a blend of Vidal and Marquette grapes, our rosé is dry, refreshing and bright. It has notes of cranberry and tart cherry on the palate with inviting aromas of meadow herb and white strawberry. The balance of dryness and fruit forward flavour allows this wine to pair with smoked salmon, mild or creamy cheeses and eggs benedict.
Contorto Marquette Red 750 ml
2020 ABV 13.5%
This dry red wine has inviting aromas of vanilla, baking spices and stewed plum. On the palate, it follows through with dark fruit such as blackberry and dark cherry. Pair this wine with pork tenderloin, pasta, or gourmet pizza.
Reserve Marquette Red 750 ml
2020 ABV 13.5%
Aged for 18 months in American Oak barrels, our rustic medium bodied red wine is integrated with oak and moderate tannins with notes of blackberry and black currant. Pair this wine with smoky ribs, tomato based pasta, or a hardy gourmet pizza.
1762 Unhinged-Appassimento Style Marquette Red 750 ml
2019 ABV 14.8%
Another great year for our 1763 Marquette, our appassimento-style red still has an intense smoked oak aroma with notes of dark fruit, stewed black current and caramel on the palate with a tannic finish that pleasantly lingers.
Merlot 750 ml
2020 ABV 13.2%
Our Merlot has pleasant aromas of candied berry, bright cherry, and red liquorice. Silky tannins and a beautiful ruby red colour, with a hint of oak.
1761 Recioto Style Marquette Red 375 ml
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.