When our grandfather planted his first vines in 1956, a love of farming spanning four generations took root. Today, those vines, combined with that passion, have grown into Cattail Creek Estate Winery. Our collection of vineyards in Niagara on the Lake produces grapes of the highest quality for our hand crafted wines.
Within our portfolio of wines we are sure there is something that will tempt your palate. From our whimsical and versatile Cat Series dedicated to our charitable work supporting cat-focused charities, to our Cattail Creek Series which highlights the wines for which we have developed a reputation of quality and value. Also within our portfolio is our Estate Series which feature the wines made exclusively from our vineyards thereby representing the characteristics unique to Cattail Creek Estate Winery and finally our Small Lot Series which is our winemaker’s playground…the wines in this series are truly once-in-a-lifetime wines.
In our short history as winemakers in Niagara on the Lake, our wines have garnered some exciting honours. In fact, Cattail Creek was one of the first wineries to win Best Limited Edition Sweet Wine at the highly acclaimed Cuvée Wine Awards for one of our first wines made, the Barrel Fermented Vidal Icewine 2006. The following year, we returned to the Cuvée Wine Awards, this time having our Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2007 win Best Limited Edition White Wine in Ontario. And recently, our Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2007 won Red Wine of the Year at the Ontario Wine Awards. We are proud to have won such significant awards for each category of wine that we make. It shows that our dedication to excellence in both the vineyards and in winemaking is truly making great wines.
CAT SERIES RED 2012, VQA "A blend of gamay, merlot, and cabernet franc from a warm vintage in Niagara, this delivers well-calibrated fruit that's concentrated and complex. It's dry, with soft tannins and balanced acidity, and it goes well with pork and poultry, as well as red meats. 12.5-per-cent alcohol;
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SMALL LOT SERIES CABERNET FRANC 2012, VQA "A gorgeous Cab Franc from the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation that has a nose of black currants, crushed raspberries, sandalwood, tobacco and violets. Such a mélange of fruit on the nose — raspberry, anise and currants — to go with cloves, cinnamon, cedar
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CATTAIL CREEK SERIES CABERNET MERLOT 2012, VQA "This is a well-made and well-priced Niagara red blend from one of the warmer recent vintages. The flavours are solid right through, with good complexity and definition, and they’re supported by fresh acidity and easy-going tannins. Drink it with poultry, pork and red meats. 13-per-cent alcohol;
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