Three Canadian Chardonnays?

Hi All,

Mitch here... So... originally I/we had planned on picking one wine for today's offer. Codey, Eliot and I sat down and tasted through 3 Canadian chardonnays, all from the same producer, but all with very different pedigrees. Our objective was to pick our favorite and make that the "offer" wine for today. Well that didn't go as planned. Long story (or video) short, we loved all three for very different reasons so we decided to offer all three (more on that in a moment). 

If you'd like to check out our latest YouTube video about these wines head here. (Remember, we're new to the whole YouTube "thing"... our videos are still a little rough... but getting better? I'd love feedback)

"The Facts"

All three wines hail from Canada, more specifically the Niagara Peninsula which is nestled between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

  • Winery: Tawse Winery
  • Wines: Niagara Chardonnay '15, Estate '13, Quarry Road '13
  • Winemaker: Paul Pender
  • Region: Niagara Peninsula
  • Vineyards: 200 acres (5 vineyards)
  • Farming: certified Organic and Biodynamic
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Fermentation: barrel-fermented in French oak using indigenous yeast
  • Alcohol: 12.5%

"The Backstory"

Tawse is a family-owned estate winery situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment. They strive to unite traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology to create wines of exceptional elegance, depth and character. 

They focus on the vineyards first. All work is done by hand including harvesting and sorting. They apply organic and biodynamic methods to every aspect of their production. All wines are handled using natural gravity flow and geothermic energy. 

"About The Wines"

Tawse 2015 Naigara Chardonnay

Produced from a blend of estate fruit and sourced fruit from select vineyards within the Niagara Peninsula. This is the lightest and "leanest" of the three. Delicate floral nose.. citrus based fruit with underlying tropical notes. Fresh, clean, crisp finish. Awesome cocktail white or would pair well with lighter fair due to it's crisp acidity


Tawse 2013 Estate Chardonnay

100% estate fruit from three organic and biodynamic vineyard sites, Robyn's Block, David's Block and Hillside. Nice floral nose with snippets of spice and tropical fruit. Medium weight in the mouth. Wonderful balance of citrus and tropical fruits with a wonderful base of spice. Rich without being flabby. Nice lingering finish.


Tawse 2013 Quarry Road Chardonnay

Sourced 100% from the Quarry Road Vineyard. Certified organic and biodynamic in 2008. Rich and intense nose... tropical with rich spice tones. Wonderfully rich mouth feel. Super complex flavors that meld beautifully together. Peach, apple and baking spice are all present and framed nicely in a subtle minerality. The finish is long and super complex. Extremely thought provoking. 

So there you have it... Now for the offer.

Save 10% on all wines by the bottle.

 Save 20% when you "mix and match" any 6 bottles 

(discount will automatically apply)

All Orders Due By Wednesday 2/21/19 by 8PM

fine print:

please place orders through our website

this is a pre-order

we'll email you when it's ready.

CT shipping available




The best way to contact us with questions is via email at:

Please email with questions only.

All Orders Must Still Be Placed Online

(We can't take orders via email... sorry)

Thank you for your support!


SAVE 6%* when you buy 6-11 bottles of wine.
SAVE 12%* when you buy 12 or more bottles of wine.

*Discount applies to 750ml only and does not apply to sale items.

Copyright © 2024 All rights reserved Website Powered by WineFetch

"Celebrating Over 90 Years In Business"

Sign up for the Ancona's Wines & Liquors newsletter and be among the first to know about new arrivals, upcoming events, and specials!