PictureWe’re fans of the folks at Rosewood Estates. They are a VQA vineyard that is based in the Niagara region.

One unique little tid-bit is that they are beekeepers along with wine makers. This makes total sense as great bees help make great grapes.

It also means they end up with a great selection of meads! A favourite drink of mine.

I have to say this is one of the more unique drinks I’ve had while reviewing for this site. It’s a mead based drink that’s mixed with Pinot Noir grapes. Some might call this blasphemy, I call it SCIENCE!

Appearance: Salmon colour. Filtered.
Aroma: Slight honey and elder flower. Very clean. Lilac and other spring floral scents with strawberries.
Taste: The palate does not match the nose. Honey is still there, lots of sugar. Oily mouth feel. Semi sweet. No tannins. Bit of spring flower.
Aftertaste: A bit of Lingering sweetness.
Overall: A unique experience. A dessert wine for those who don’t want an ice wine.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com