We are happy to announce a Gold Medal for our brand-new Method Traditional sparkling Empress II in the 2022 Ontario Wine Awards!
A passion project for our winemaker Martin Janz, 100% Riesling grapes were hand selected from our vineyards on Pelee Island. Empress II is the embodiment of Pelee Island’s winemaking team’s masterful techniques and commitment to excellence with its subtle aromas of orchard fruit and fresh lemon, followed by a long gentle and toasty finish.
In 1894 L’Empereur Method Traditional was first produced on Pelee Island, 128 years later the process for this method of sparkling production remains the exact same, the name Empress II is a nod to the long history of winemaking on Pelee Island.
About The Ontario Wine Awards
The Ontario Wine Awards were created in 1995 to recognize Ontario VQA wines for their quality, distinction and brilliance. The OWA recognize VQA varietal quality in 27 different categories and acknowledge winners in Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal levels. There are also distinctive awards given out honouring the Winemaker of the Year, White Wine of the Year, Red Wine of the Year, Sparkling Wine of the Year, Wine Journalism Award, and Best Label Design. Learn more on their website.
What does the Empress II pair well with?
This sparkling wine dazzles with subtle aromas of orchard fruit and fresh lemon, followed by a long gentle and toasty finish. Enjoy chilled with fresh oysters. Grab a bottle.