GEORGIAN HILLS VINEYARDS’ SEYVAL BLANC TO BE FEATURED AS THE 2019 LEGISLATIVE WHITE WINE
On Monday October 29th, the annual Legislative Wine Tasting was held at Queen’s Park. Georgain Hills’ Seyval Blanc was voted on by MPPs and their staff as the white wine to be served in the Legislature for 2019. In attendance, were a number of wineries, however, Georgian Hills Vineyards was the only winery representing an emerging region.
As Partners John Ardiel and Robert Ketchin remarked, “We are very excited to have our 2016 Seyval Blanc selected as the official white wine of the Legislature for 2019. As a winery in the emerging wine region of Georgian Bay, this is a special honour that showcases our commitment to producing high quality wines made from 100% Georgain Bay Ontario grown grapes.”
Georgian Bay is an emerging wine region, with many of the same similarities that make Niagara a successful growing area. The water and the escarpment create a micro climate ideal for grape growing.
Currently there are three commercial wineries in this region, with other wineries coming soon. Georgian Bay has been declared an evolving wine region and culinary destination that celebrates “very cool” climate grapes that deliver outstanding wines.
First planted in Ontario is 1951, Seyval Blanc is a light to medium body white wine known for its refreshing acidity, green apple and melon characteristics. It’s the perfect match for salads and whitefish. Seyval Blanc is one of Georgian Hills Vineyards’ flagship wines, available at the LCBO, Winery retail store and local restaurants.
For more information please contact winemaker Vanessa McKean