The Grange of Prince Edward


The Grange of Prince Edward is sharing top tier wines with CityNews Wine Club members featuring the 2017 Lafontaine ‘du Loup Rosé’ Mousseaux sparkling, their sought-after County Gamay, and alluring Cabernet Franc.


2017 Lafontaine ‘du Loup Rosé’ Mousseaux
VQA Prince Edward County

A shining jewel in The Grange’s portfolio, this blushing bubbly is crafted from equal parts chardonnay and pinot noir in the traditional method. Fine notes of apricot, citrus, brioche, and almond are a nod to the 48 months the wine spent on its lees.

With a pleasing salinity, bright acidity, and beautiful presentation, this luxuriant wine is all about celebration and should be paired with equally extravagant fare such as caviar on toast points, oysters on the half-shell, and charcuterie with Iberian ham.


2022 County Gamay Noir
VQA Prince Edward County

Winemaker, Jonas Newman, has crafted a gamay with pleasing heft and weight but which also presents a light and supple mouthfeel. Medium-bodied and well-balanced, it has notes of plum jam, blackcurrant, earth, and spice. This rich and fulsome wine was aged in French oak for 10 months and is drinking superbly now.

The solid structure and balance makes this wine very food friendly; it’s a lovely match with savoury chicken tagine with olives, pork loin with chestnut stuffing, and salade niçoise.


2021 Cabernet Franc
VQA Ontario

This elegant cabernet franc has gorgeous top notes of violets, cassis, and plum with undertones of graphite and tarragon adding complexity.  Subtle spice was imparted from 12 months of aging in French oak. While the tannins are discernible, the mouthfeel is smooth and silky and the finish graceful.

This wine is a natural partner with steak frites, pizza with nduja sausage, and roasted eggplant medallions with tahini and za’atar spice.