Summer Ready LOLA Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc VQA sparkling Ontario wine in both 750mL glass bottle and 250mL aluminum bottle from Pelee Island Winery.
Summer Ready LOLA Secco VQA sparkling Ontario wine in both 750mL glass bottle and 250mL aluminum bottle from Pelee Island Winery.

Are you summer ready? LOLA is! The same premium VQA, Sustainable Winemaking Ontario certified and VegeCert vegan certified wine you know, now in a convenient, take-anywhere container. LOLA Blush Sparkling Rosé VQA. LOLA Pinot Grigio VQA hit the shelves in May. This week we’ve completed the set with our LOLA Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc VQA and LOLA Secco VQA.

Let’s Start With the Basics

Here at Pelee Island Winery, all of our VQA wines since 2017, have the following designations:

VQA – Vintners Quality Assurance: VQA assures the wine is made from 100% Ontario grown grapes.  VQA is the Ontario Wine Appellation Authority, a regulatory agency responsible for maintaining the integrity of local wine appellations and enforcing winemaking and labelling standards.

Sustainable Winemaking Ontario – 2007 marked the formation of Sustainable Winemaking Ontario certification program. This program recognizes the wineries and growers that are committed to enhancing the environment by using sustainable practices in their wineries and vineyards. In 2017, a third-party audit was added to the program ensuring validity for certification. Read more about our sustainable winemaking practices here.

Vegecert – all Pelee Island Winery VQA wines since 2017, are certified vegan friendly by VegeCert meaning they are vegan friendly.

Fun Facts About the Format

The aluminum bottle and wine in metal cans is new to many but has been around for much longer than you may think.

– As early as WWI (1917) French soldiers were provided rations of wine in large metal cans (see Fig.2).

– The Guinness Book of Records recognizes the world’s largest collection of distinct wine cans owned by Alan Green. Alan is a retired vintner from California. His collection contains 574 (and counting) brands of wine in cans dating from 1936.

Source: GROWTH OF THE WINE-IN-A-CAN MARKET – Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute, Texas Tech University

Summer Ready Pairings

Simplicity + Sustainability = Summer Ready

Summer Ready, LOLA is for the local produce stand

Supporting locally grown produce in the summer is a great way to contribute in a sustainable way. With that in mind, here are summer ready salad pairings for each of the LOLA VQA wines available in the 250mL aluminum container. And yes, these recipes, just like LOLA, are vegan friendly.

LOLA Blush Sparkling VQA with Strawberry Spinach Salad.

LOLA Pinot Grigio VQA with Apple Fennel Salad.

LOLA Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc VQA with Shaved Zucchini Salad with Plums, Herbs and Almonds.

LOLA Secco VQA with Roasted Beet Salad with Lentils, Carrot Ribbons, & Citrus Tahini.

Cheers!

Pssttt… Don’t forget while you’re here to sign up for our Birthday Club and receive a $20 Gift Voucher for your birthday!