November 29, 2018
 

Stock Up For the Season

Ensure you have everything you need for

Dinner Parties

Gift Giving

Everyday Enjoyment

Stock up with mixed cases from some of our most popular wineries!

To Order - simply email wine@thevineagency .ca or call 416-693-7994. We'll follow up promptly to arrange delivery.

 

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Portugal

We find it hard to restrain our enthusiasm for these wines. You may not recognize the grape names, but trust us, Portugal is a treasure-trove of unique, interesting, noble varieties. The term 'Vinhas Velhas', meaning 'Old Vines', is part of the winery name, and represents winemaker Francisco Baptista's philosophy of finding ancient vineyards to craft the most expressive wines.

Maria Bonita is 100% Loureiro from the Vinho Verde region of north-western Portugal – located between the cold North Atlantic and the mountains – the wine has a distinctly maritime character. Enjoy this with fresh fish and shellfish, such as spicy tuna tartare, chilled shrimp, scallop ceviche, fresh oysters – yum!

87 points 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast
"A soft, open wine from the central part of Vinho Verde, this conveys citrus, but with a gentle texture. Perfumed and crisp at the end, the wine is ready to drink."

Lua Cheia Tinto (Tinto = Red wine) is an old vines field blend, including Tourigal Nacional & Touriga Franc, from vineyards in the famous regions that produces Port. Try it with roast chicken, glazed pork loin, or a dish of roasted cauliflower, squash & figs.

90 points 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast
"This is an impressive wine with its mineral structure, firm tannins and rich fruit. Dark blackberry flavors are filled out with the solid core of the wine and lifted by the acidity. From a field blend of old vines, the wine needs some aging."


Try a mixed case from Northern Portugal - you'll amaze your friends (and satisfy your soul).

6 bottles each -

Lua Cheia 2017 Maria Bonita, Vinho Verde
Lua Cheia 2016 Tinto, Duoro

$233.40 / CASE  (including HST / excluding refundable bottle deposit)

 

McManis Family Vineyards, California

Five generations of family farming in California's San Joaquin Valley – Jamie & Ron McManis (4th gen) are now working hand in hand with daughter Tanya (and her husband Dirk) and son Justin.
Tanya assists Jamie with admin, Dirk works alongside Ron in the vineyards, and Justin manages production & logistics with winemaker Mike Robustelli. The vineyards and winery are certified sustainable under the strict 'Lodi Rules' program, ensuring responsibly managed vineyards and a healthy working environment for employees.

McManis Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Cabenet Sauvignon have become our best-selling wines, and perennial favourites of the US wine press, scoring multiple 'Editor's Choice', 'Best Buy' and 'Best of Class' accolades. McManis Cabernet Sauvignon is Vintages' best-selling California Cab under $20. These are uncomplicated, simply delicious, highly satisfying wines.

Try a mixed case of McManis - you'll be all set for entertaining, gift-giving, or personal enjoyment.

4 bottles each -

McManis 2017 Chardonnay, River Junction
McManis 2017 Zinfandel, Lodi
McManis 2017 Cabernet Sauvingon, California

$247.40 / CASE  (including HST / excluding refundable bottle deposit)

 

Cave Spring, Niagara

Founded in 1986 by the Pennachetti family and winemaker Angelo Pavan, Cave Spring is one of Canada's benchmark wineries, and one of the country's most-heralded internationally. The stunningly beautiful Cave Spring Vineyard on the Beamsville Bench rolls toward Lake Ontario from the foot of a limestone cliff – the Niagara escarpment – benefiting from both protection and a constant breeze which temper the climate.

“There’s probably no better estate than this in all of Canada, given its long track record for excellence, the large number of wines made and its willingness to innovate.  The CSV is a benchmark Canadian Riesling, which embodies the richer, riper but very mineral, peachy style typical of the Beamsville Bench.” — Ian D’Agata, Decanter Magazine (UK)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine (US) nominated Cave Spring Cellars for its prestigious 2018 Wine Star Award in the category of New World Winery of the Year. Cave Spring is among only five wine estates worldwide, and the only Canadian winery, to receive the distinction. Nominated alongside Cave Spring were Bodega Garzón (Uruguay), Felton Road (New Zealand), L’Avenir (South Africa) and Trapiche (Argentina).

Wine & Spirits Magazine (US) selected Cave Spring Cellars as one of the publication’s “Top 100 Wineries of 2018.” Cave Spring is the only Canadian winery to be recognized with this prestigious award.
Now in its 32nd year, the annual awards go to wineries that have earned the highest scores and most consistent performances in the publication’s blind tastings. Each year Wine & Spirits panels and critics taste more than 15,000 wines from around the world and present the most distinctive to its readers.

 

Enjoy a mixed case of Cave Spring 'Estate' wines - Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir - grown at the remarkable Cave Spring Vineyard.

3 bottles each -

Cave Spring 2016 Riesling 'Estate', Beamsville Bench, Niagara
Cave Spring 2016 Chardonnay 'Estate'
, Beamsville Bench, Niagara
Cave Spring 2016 Pinot Noir 'Estate'
, Beamsville Bench, Niagara
Cave Spring 2016 Cabernet Franc 'Estate'
, Beamsville Bench, Niagara

$358.20 / CASE  (including HST / excluding refundable bottle deposit)