Today we hit the road again and visited another winery. I found Leaning Post Wines on Google Maps. They are a Pinot-centric wine producer from hand-picked, quality grapes grown in the Niagara region.
Leaning Post Wines
Leaning Post Winery is a small-scale, artisanal winery located in Winona, Ontario, Canada. They focus on producing distinctive, terroir-driven wines with a special emphasis on Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. The winery offers a unique wine-tasting experience that celebrates terroir, and visitors can enjoy tastings on their outdoor patio. Leaning Post has a Facebook page with over 1,170 likes and a Vivino page where visitors can explore their most popular wines. The winery has been reviewed positively by wine critics, and its wines have received high ratings, such as their Leaning Post Wismer-Foxcroft Riesling 2017, which received 90 points. They offer a variety of wines, including Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.
Ada— The winery was lovely. It was on a main road, so I was very surprised that it extended way beyond the main building. The server was very knowledgeable and the staff were friendly. The wines were expensive but I suspect this is the nature of everything these days.
Rick— The service was very friendly and the lady chatting with us about wines was super nice and knowledgeable. The wines were all good. I tried some Pinot Noirs and a Syrah, and a Merlot. The prices were a little high, but with inflation the way it is right now I couldn’t say if they were too high. When the imports are half the price of domestic, something is wrong.
We ended up buying a bottle of Rose, which we did not sample.
The winemaking philosophy of the Leaning Post Winery is centered around the idea that great wines are made in the vineyard. The winery works closely with its growers to ensure that the grapes are grown sustainably and with minimal intervention. This includes the use of cover crops, composting, and natural pest control methods.
Once the grapes are harvested, the winemaking process is designed to allow the natural flavors and aromas of the grapes to shine through. This means using minimal intervention techniques such as native yeast fermentation, whole-cluster pressing, and aging in neutral oak barrels.
The winery also believes in the importance of experimentation and innovation. They are constantly exploring new techniques and approaches to winemaking in order to create unique and exciting wines that reflect the terroir of the Niagara region.
Finding Leaning Post Wines
It was about a 30-minute drive from where we live to Leaning Post Wines.
If you are a wine lover or just someone who appreciates the art of winemaking, a visit to the Leaning Post Winery is a must. The winery offers a unique experience to visitors, allowing them to taste and experience the wines firsthand.
By visiting the winery, you will have the opportunity to meet the winemakers and learn about their winemaking philosophy and techniques. You will also have the chance to explore the vineyards and see firsthand how the grapes are grown and harvested.
Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to taste the wines for yourself. The Leaning Post Winery offers a range of handcrafted wines that are made with minimal intervention and a focus on showcasing the unique terroir of the Niagara region. From crisp and refreshing whites to bold and complex reds, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
So, if you want to experience the true essence of the Niagara region’s winemaking culture, plan a visit to the Leaning Post Winery. You won’t be disappointed!