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Varietal: Chardonnay
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Kacaba Vineyards:
Kacaba vineyards is located on prime grape growing acreage on the Niagara Escarpment Bench in Vineland, Ontario. If you follow the Wine Route into Vineland, the gate is flanked by Niagara ledge rock and leads up a curved driveway lined with Sugar Maples. A silver bridge spans a ravine terraced and planted with one of Ontario's first major plantings of Syrah. On the other side of the ravine are ... Read more
Kacaba vineyards is located on prime grape growing acreage on the Niagara Escarpment Bench in Vineland, Ontario. If you follow the Wine Route into Vineland, the gate is flanked by Niagara ledge rock and leads up a curved driveway lined with Sugar Maples. A silver bridge spans a ravine terraced and planted with one of Ontario's first major plantings of Syrah. On the other side of the ravine are rows of mainly Bordeaux reds with roses planted at the end of each. Once you are up there, the skyline of Toronto is visible across Lake Ontario. The Niagara Escarpment Bench provides drainage for air, frost and water. All of these can have a negative effect on growing grapes. They drain down the Escarpment to the flats below and particularly in the case of frost, are eventually warmed by the waters of Lake Ontario and return to moderate the cold frosty nights in Spring and Fall or freezing nights during the winter. Grapes do not like wet feet and the acreage is under-drained to follow the natural slope. The Syrah planted ravine acts as a heat sink for this particular heat loving variety. This is considered to be one of the nicest spots on the Escarpment and visitors are surprised and charmed to experience such a nice example of agricultural activity close to urban areas. A true preserve. Read less


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