AUSTRALIA

ROBERT OATLEY VINEYARDS

Margaret River, West Australia

Robert Oatley Wines, founded by the late Robert (Bob) Oatley AO BEM in 2006, is a family owned winery led by his eldest son Sandy Oatley who with his father, brother and sister, planted the first Oatley vineyards in the late 1960’s. The trio of labels celebrates Bob Oatley with the Signature Series, exceptional vineyard sites with Finisterre, and the best of the best barrels under The Pennant. Focussing on wines from Margaret River and McLaren Vale, our home is in the stunning Margaret River, with a vineyard and cellar door on Caves Road, in the heart of this great wine region. Consistently scoring over 90 points with the critics and having collected too many medals to detail, a number of the wines have been or are trophy winners but most importantly they’ve resonated with the wine-loving public around Australia and the world. As Bob Oatley said ‘they must be a darned good drink.’

THE LANE VINEYARD

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

"Expect Sophisticated Style, Luxury and Pleasure"

 

At The Lane Vineyard the Edwards family step to the beat of a different drum.  We dare to be different. We can be irreverent. We are always authentic.  Drink our wine knowing we have grown every berry and made every drop at The Lane capturing the beauty of our vineyard in every glass, neither European nor Australian in style rather the best of both worlds.  

RYMILL COONAWARRA

Coonawarra, South Australia

"Pioneering. Strength. Adventure."

 

Rymill Coonawarra is situated in the heart of the COONAWARRA wine region in South Australia. Due to its cool climate and unique terra rossa soil, the region has become world renowned for the strength and quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.  The winery has an amazing heritage as its founder Peter Rymill, is the great grandson of John Riddoch, the famous explorer who founded the region in 1890. Peter embraced his family’s PIONEERING spirit when he planted a diverse range of vines and built a stunning, high tech winery.   Today the winemaking team are also pioneers, focusing on ADVENTURE, the newest winemaking and sustainable viticulture techniques to hand craft wines with extraordinary personality and purpose. 

 

ARGENTINA

BODEGA LAGARDE

Mendoza

With  the first vine planted in 1897, Lagarde is one of the oldest wineries in the Mendoza region with Malbec vines over 100 years old. With only two owning families in its history, Lagarde was acquired by the Pescarmona family in 1969.  Today the winery and estate are run by third generation Pescarmonas, sisters Sofia and Lucila Pescarmona. Under their direction, Lagarde creates exceptional terroir character wines that reflect a strong sustainable commitment to the land and its people.  Their wines are made with grapes from our own managed vineyards, adhering to the special conditions each variety needs in order to achieve its maximum expression.

CALIFORNIA, USA

PELLET ESTATE

Napa Valley, California, USA

Pellet Estate® is a rare, authentically grown, and classically made wine. The Estate is a spectacular vineyard site in the small town of St. Helena, with a rich history dating back to 1859. Henry Pellet, one of the founding pioneers of Napa Valley winemaking, first planted this site with a vision of producing wines that would be among the best in the world. The flagship wine for Pellet Estate is the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Pellet Vineyard®, a blend of about 90% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance being Merlot and Petit Verdot. Our Chardonnay from the Sunchase Vineyard® in the Petaluma Gap is crafted in two styles – an Un-Oaked Chardonnay and a traditional Burgundian barrel fermented Chardonnay.

ROBERT YOUNG ESTATE WINERY

Sonoma, California, USA

Robert Young’s success is built on generosity and connecting with people, whether that be family, friends, employees, colleagues, or guests visiting the ranch. Fred Young and his siblings founded Robert Young Winery in 1997 to continue the family tradition of excellence and hospitality. Today, visitors to our Geyserville winery in Alexander Valley are welcomed as members of the extended family and invited to experience the beauty of the vineyard ranch and the wines inspired by Robert Young.

NEW YORK, USA

BROTHERHOOD, AMERICA'S OLDEST WINERY

Hudson Valley, New York, USA

A visit to Brotherhood,America's Oldest Winery,is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the perfect blending of a rich historical past with the modern-day present conveniently located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley in Orange County, New York, Brotherhood Winery is the perfect destination for a wonderful and educational wine experience. 

WAGNER VINEYARDS

Finger Lakes, New York, USA

Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery is one of the oldest and most recognized wineries in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Centrally located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake. Family Owned and operated, the 4th and 5th generation Wagners are in the vineyards on Seneca Lake and in the cellar to bring you the best quality Finger Lakes wine. Wagner Vineyards has been one of the region’s most popular wine tasting destinations since opening in 1979. Wagner Vineyards has over 30 award winning wines ranging from bone dry to dessert wine sweet. 

OREGON, USA

R. STUART & CO.

Oregon, USA

 

 

 

 

 

R. Stuart & Co. is a winery specializing in Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, located in McMinnville, Oregon. Winemaker Rob Stuart gathers the best fruit possible to make wines that are friendly and approachable for real people to enjoy with their friends, family and good food.  The wines with the Big Fire label—Pinot gris, Pinot noir and dry Rosé—are fresh, lively and friendly, intended for everyday drinking. The LOVE Oregon label - Pinot Noir, Riesling and White Sky Blend - are honest, straightforward, no frills, kind of like the lives of those early pioneers. 

CANADA

COLCHESTER RIDGE ESTATE WINERY

VQA Lake Erie North Shore, ONTARIO

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery (CREW) is located in Essex County, Ontario, and is part of Ontario’s Lake Erie North Shore appellation. The vineyard boasts 12 acres of vines, consisting of vinifera varietals. CREW opened its doors in July, 2006 and have since been graced with many prestigious awards.

LUNDY MANOR WINE CELLARS

VQA Niagara Falls, ONTARIO, Canada

"It’s a matter of taste and quality."

 

 

 

 

 

Lundy Manor is Niagara Falls Only Estate Winery and home to exceptional 100% Niagara VQA wines crafted from premium grape varieties.  All wines are cellared at the estate mansion on the historic Lundy’s Lane.  

STONEY RIDGE ESTATE WINERY

VQA Niagara Peninsula, ONTARIO, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stoney Ridge Estate Winery opened its doors July 1985 and was the 18th winery in Canada to receive its license. In 2013 one of Canada's best known radio and television personalities became the new owner of Stoney Ridge Winery. Bob McCown is a sports broadcasting legend and currently can be seen and heard as host of Prime Time on The Fan 590 Radio and coast to coast on Sportsnet TV. Today Stoney Ridge Estate Winery continues to produce a wide array of 100% Niagara wines with the help of head winemaker, Jeff Hundertmark, featuring a full complement of VQA varietals and Icewines. In addition, Stoney Ridge is now the proud partner of The Tragically Hip, producing the Fully Completely Grand Red Reserve which has quickly become one of the fastest selling wines in Canadian history.

 

 

PERSEUS WINERY

VQA Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, BC, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

Perseus Winery is proud to celebrate the diversity of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys by farming grapes with some of the best growers in some of the best vineyards in British Columbia. No other BC winery embraces the concept of sub-appellations as thoroughly.  Perseus Winery produces a library of consistent award winning BC wines, led by our flagship Bordeaux-style red blend Invictus.

CHILE

VIÑA MONTGRAS

Colchagua Valley, Maipo and Leyda, Chile

 

A winery with soul. That is MontGras and that’s the way it has been forged since the onset with one clear objective: consistently create world-class wines from Chile’s best terroirs.   Brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, along with partner Cristián Hartwig gave life to the winery in 1993, combining state of the art technology with the talent and passion of a very special group of people.  With the inspiration of Hernán, who had a long winemaking trajectory in Canada, along with the entrepreneurial vision of his brother Eduardo and Cristián's pragmatic businesses view, they made a perfect combination that has converted MontGras into one of the major wine groups of Chile, with presence in the main wine regions of the country – Colchagua, Maipo and Leyda-, along with a high participation in international markets.

NEW ZEALAND

JACKSON ESTATE

Marlborough, South Island

 

 

 

Jackson Estate embodies the very best of Marlborough, New Zealand, the essence of fine wine. Jackson Estate is a special place, a testament to the vision and determination of the Stichbury and Jackson families who have farmed the land on the Wairau River plains at Jacksons Road for more than 160 years. The introduction of Wellington businessman John Benton during 2013 as the major shareholder in Jackson Estate ensures the iconic winemaker remains securely in N.Z. ownership.

Since planting our pioneering vineyards, over three decades ago – time, tide and fortune have been kind to Jackson Estate and the unparalleled affinity between Marlborough and fine wine has spectacularly been realised.

 

ROCKBURN WINES

Central Otago, South Island

“A pure expression of Central Otago.”

 

 

 

Rockburn takes its name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago. The region is renowned for its stunning scenery of rugged mountains and picturesque lakes.  Nestled on the 45th parallel we share a climate that is similar to Burgundy, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world.

Rockburn is a Privately Owned 100% New Zealand Winery with a history dating back to the late 1990’s.  It is one of the largest vineyard landholders in Central Otago.   All wine exhibit strong varietal characteristics, typical of the region.  Rockburn wines represent incredib le value and is a prolific award winner.

WAIRAU RIVER WINES

Marlborough - South Island

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Wairau River (pronounced why-row) produces wines exclusively sourced from our family estate vineyards first established in 1978 by Phil & Chris Rose.

Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance.

With nine estate vineyards of around 700 acres, Wairau River Wines can maintain total commitment to quality by carefully managing these sites to keep yields low and quality high.

The extended Rose family are all heavily involved in the business – so we are a true family owned and managed winery.

SOUTH AFRICA

PAINTED WOLF WINE COMPANY

Paarl / Swartland, South Africa

 

 

 

 

Painted Wolf Wines is a dynamic and innovative South African wine company. They are dedicated to the production of authentic, distinct and delicious wines, and to the conservation of African wild dogs and their natural habitat.  They produce wines with a distinctive South African feel, and to that end focus largely on wines crafted from Chenin Blanc and Pinotage – the two bench mark South African grape varieties, The grapes are sourced from their pack members vineyards, which are low yielding, mostly unirrigated and farmed organically or with minimal non organic inputs.

THELEMA MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

 

 

 

An icon in the South African wine landscape.  Thelema is a family owned and managed wine estate and the home of Thelema and Sutherland Vineyards wines. Thelema, situated on the spectacular Helshoogte Pass with elevations that range between 370 to 640 meters above sea level and mainly south-facing slopes, is also one of the highest and coolest estates in the area. The high altitude and the deep red soils are ideal for premium quality wine grape production. Thelema does not buy any grapes and all wines are bottled on the estate.  Thelema was recently rated one of the world's top 100 estates.

WATERFORD ESTATE

Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

 

 

 

Waterford Estate is situated in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley, in the world-renowned Stellenbosch region. We believe in the old adage of 'less is more'. There is nothing pretentious or ostentatious about the estate, rather the visual impact is one of a seamless whole, which complements rather than detracts from the surrounding natural beauty.  For this reason we have also chosen to use only half of the total 120 hectares of our land for the planting of vines in order to preserve and maintain the natural fauna and flora on the Estate.  Waterford Estate is owned by the Ord Family and developed under the watchful eye of Kevin Arnold, Cellar Master and Managing Partner, since 1998.  Our winery was styled along the engaging terracotta design and was the result of winemaker Kevin Arnold and architect Alex Walker teaming up to create the home of Waterford Estate wines. The centerpiece of the courtyard is the magnificent and iconic fountain. This feature has been immortalised in the Waterford Estate label and represents a fundamental component of our philosophy.

URUGUAY

BODEGAS CARRAU

Uruguay

“This is a country where the name of the producer is the most important element on the label.  Te best producer is Carrau.”  - Hugh Johnson

 

 

 

The Carrau family first began to grow wines in the famous wine region of Cataluña, Spain in 1752. In 1930 they moved to Uruguay to Las Violetas region in South America to continue this tradition.  Since that time, the Carrau family has been part of a small group of families in the world that have been devoted quietly, yet without pause, to the development of a tradition currently representing ten uninterrupted generations of wine producers. Nowadays, Bodegas Carrau is a family company, five siblings, determined to do honour to more than 250 years of wisdom generated by their ancestors.  

WE ARE LOOKING TO EXPAND

Epic Wines and Spirits is actively looking for family wineries active in or interested in doing business in Ontario from:

 

  • Argentina

  • California

  • Washington

  • Oregon

If interested, please contact us at contact@epicwinesandspirits.ca

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