Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2008 Erie Shore Vineyard Baco Noir Reserve

2008 Erie Shore Vineyard Baco Noir Reserve

Medal Winner

Wine Notes: Baco Noir – Erie Shore Vineyard- Harrow, ON

Winemaker – Harvey Hollingshead

Vintage 2008 750 mL Retail $17.95

Aged in Stainless Steel and 24 months French Oak.

Sugar Code (0) Serve at 15-18 Degrees C (60-65F)

With two years in barrels with one of the best red wine years in the last 10, this wine has to be tasted to be appreciated. Great aromatics, velvety tannins & great structure. The 2008 Baco Noir Reserve is deep crimson-purple colour, rich, full flavour, with deep currant, dark ripe berry flavour and a nice hint of vanilla. Berry aroma. Soft, smooth, fruity finish. Will age very well.

Matched with grilled or roast rich red meats especially lamb and ham, game birds, chicken, turkey, vegetables, pizza, tomato based pastas and firm cheeses and dark chocolate.

Also try this Christmas Eve for a real treat with all the rich Christmas baking, fruit cake, chocolate, for a wonderful Christmas memory.

These are my mother’s Chocolate Square recipe and still a family favourite! They are an awesome match to this!

Chocolate Squares


1 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup flour
3 tablespoons cocoa
3 eggs
¼ tsp salt

Mix and put in a 13 x 9” pan. Bake 20 minutes at 325F

1 can sweetened condensed milk

8 oz package fine coconut

Mix and spread over bottom layer and return to oven to bake until set.

2 squares unsweetened chocolate

2 tablespoons butter

1 ½ cups icing sugar

Melt chocolate and butter, mix with icing sugar and add enough milk to spread. Put icing on squares while they are still warm.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Harvest Special!


2006 Vidal Icewine



2006 VQA Vidal Icewine
Wine Notes: Vidal Blanc – Erie Shore Vineyard- Harrow, ON
Winemaker – Harvey Hollingshead
Vintage 2006 200 mL Retail $19.95
Aged in Stainless Steel. Sugar Code (20) Serve at 0-10 Degrees C (32-50F)

The 2006 VQA Vidal Icewine is pure excellence! This icewine has flavours of tropical, mango,
peach, apricot, with honey notes, with a spine of acidity that cuts through the natural sweetness.

Serve before a meal, on its own or as dessert . It can be served alongside foie gras, or anything
less sweet. Great paired with fresh fruit, cheesecake, and chocolate covered strawberries.

Wine Award Winner

Winery Hours: Monday to Friday: 1-6pm, Saturdays: 10-6pm, Sundays: Noon-5pm
Erie Shore Vineyard, 410 County Road 50 West, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0 519-738-9858

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Tickets are selling fast for the Shores of Erie International Wine Festival

AMHERSTBURG Tickets are selling fast for the Shores of Erie International Wine Festival, with single Saturday tickets sold out.

Festival director Kelly O’Rourke said Saturday access is still available but only by buying a weekend pass to the festival, which runs Sept. 6 to 9 on the grounds of Fort Malden National Historic Site, 100 Laird Ave.

There are two weekend passes to choose from – Friday to Sunday for $50 or Thursday to Sunday for $75. Weekend passes are only available by phone (519-730-1001) or at the festival’s office, 268 Dalhousie St., Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advance tickets for Thursday are $30, Friday is $20 and Sunday $15. Single tickets are available at all Scotiabank, CIBC and Windsor Family Credit Union locations in Essex County.

The all-ages festival offers food, wine and entertainment in an outdoor setting. Hours are Thursday and Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

Visit the festival’s website at or load an app onto your mobile phone to get all the latest updates. Apps are available through iTunes or Googleplay

Thursday, July 5, 2012

New With the Shores of Erie 2012!

all quoted from the New With the Shores of Erie 2012- Newsletter
Hello everyone! We would like to share the new and exciting things to expect for the 2012 Shores of Erie International Wine Festival. We are very excited to announce that our new merchandise is here and looks great. Our new witty wine t-shirts come in women sizes and have sequined rhinestone quotes across the chest. We also have wine stoppers, wine woozies, wine glasses, other t-shirts, hats and posters available for purchase at the Gordon house. Merchandise will also be sold at the Wine Festival. All merchandise is great for a wine-lovers birthday present or any special occasion.

The Winemakers Dinner is themed to parallel the dishes offered over 200 years ago as we celebrate the Bicentennial year in historic Amherstburg. The Winemakers Dinner will take place Friday, September 7 as well as the fireworks at 10pm.

We will continue to provide shuttle services around Amherstburg to and from the festival as well as a new shuttle for LaSalle patrons beginning at the Zehrs parking lot. Donations will be accepted with proceeds going towards the House of Shalom Youth Centre. The Shores of Erie is also presenting a new health and wellness series such as local cycling tours, yoga, and Tai Chi.

Ticket sales started on June 18th on-line, by phone and at the Gordon house. Tickets were available at CIBC, Scotiabank and Windsor Family Credit Union branches across Windsor and Essex County as of June 25th. Ticket sales have been going great!

The weekend’s entertainment line-up is coming together and we are very excited to announce that Fitz and the Tantrums will be performing Thursday night. They entertain with a unique indie pop sound and are ‘the band to watch’ says Rolling Stone magazine. Thornetta Davis will be treating us again with her smooth and enthusiastic performance on Friday and Philip Whitfield Band will perform Saturday night. Alex Cuba and Kathleen Edwards will be great performances for the last day of the festival on Sunday. For more information on the entertainment line-up please visit

Saturday, March 31, 2012

April 2012 News Bulletin

We are pleased to release a new product for April. Below is info on our new Party-packs. These new wine packs are equivalent to 4-750 ml bottles.

It was great to see so many out for the March special: the 2007 Baco, and we hope many of you will also enjoy the new Erie Shore White. We offer some Easter recipes and wine pairings. We wish everyone an enjoyable and great Easter weekend.

We remind you that we must be closed on Good Friday(April 6), and Easter Sunday(April 8). We will be open 10am to 6pm on Easter Saturday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012 CCOVI Lecture Series

For those of you who are interested in the latest research on both professional wine making and viticultural, the 2012 CCOVI Lecture Series at Brock University starts January 18 and runs to mid-April.  The sessions start at 3 pm in room H313 of the Mackenzie Chown complex at Brock.  Admission is free.  
The lectures are also webcast live on at the scheduled presentation time.  
The lecture series schedule and more info follow the pdf link or on our News and Events page