2019 Phobia – 91 Points
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2019 Phobia – 91 Points


One of our most popular Spring release wines since inception. This release is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Syrah. The Syrah was sourced from nearby Maple Leaf & Artemisia Vineyards, while the Merlot is from our own Estate. Medium to full body; aromatic, with soft tannins and a touch of pepper. Barrel aged 17 months. Plum, cassis and cherry flavours with a long finish. Pair with lamb, barbeque, pizza, pasta or hamburgers.  Can be aged to further soften and enable the aromas to fully develop. Production of 275 cases this year.


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“This is a blend of 70% Merlot, 30% Syrah aged in barrel for 17 months. It begins with aromas of cherry, blackberry and plum. The juicy and rich palate delivers flavours of blueberry and dark cherry with a hint of pepper. 91.” John Schreiner June 2021 – johnschreiner.blogspot.com

Review of our 2018 vintage: “This is 50% each of Syrah and Merlot, barrel-aged for 17 months. It begins with aromas of dark cherry and black pepper, leading to flavours of raspberry and black currant with a hint of black pepper. The wine has long ripe tannins. 91.” – John Schreiner

Gold Medal – All Canadian Wine Championships – 2014 vintage.