This week we had the pleasure of attending an intimate, and physically distanced, winery tour and dinner at Cave Spring Vineyard’s new digs in charming Beamsville, Ontario.
Over the past few years, one of Ontario’s most prolific and well loved wineries has worked diligently to move their tasting room from Jordan Village to where the magic happens… their vineyard and farm!
Located at 4043 Cave Spring Rd, Beamsville, the new Cave Spring Vineyard tasting room is framed by the idea that the consumer’s experience is equally as important as the wines. We couldn’t agree more! To taste the wines in the vineyard is one of life’s great pleasures, and we were so pleased to be able to do so.
The Tasting Room
Cave Spring’s tasting room is welcoming, authentic, bright and effortlessly chic. Most importantly, as we discovered, it’s a warm and beautiful setting to enjoy some of the winery’s fine wines, be it their Blanc de Blanc Sparkling or their white, rosé or red offerings.
We must admit that Cave Spring’s is located on what can be considered one of the most impressive sites in the Niagara Peninsula. With sweeping views of the Escarpment and sparkling Lake Ontario from which, on a clear day, you can see Toronto’s iconic skyline, it truly is a sight to behold! And, more importantly, it’s THE place to truly appreciate their wines.
So, to that, we raise a glass and say congratulations to Cave Spring’s for pulling this off!
COVID-19 Protocol Updates
Cave Spring’s offers reservations on weekends for tastings and nibbles.
Recognizing that a trip to the winery may not be possible, they continue to offer Free Shipping within Ontario with a minimum $95.00 purchase.
We began our visit with assistant winemaker Gabe Demarco, who took us on a vineyard stroll through the beautiful vineyards.
We learned from Gabe that yes, there is a cave and there are springs nearby the winery, and appreciated his insights on their oldest plantings of Riesling and Chardonnay.
We learned about their sparkling program (with some new bubbles on the way), and their plantings – which focus on the core varietals of Reisling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Gamay.
You can sense the history in the vineyard, and as you take in the views, it would be wrong to not enjoy some bubbles. And luckily for us, we did enjoy some of their delicious Blanc de Blancs.
After the vineyard visit, we visited the interior of the winery, from the tasting room and made a pitstop on their sweeping rooftop deck, which was the perfect place to enjoy a selection of their exceptional Riesling and Chardonnay offerings.
For dinner, the country-chic tasting room was transformed into a beautiful, physically distanced dining room, complete with sweeping vineyard views.
Cave Spring’s Gewurtztraminer (of which they have only about a hectare planted), Rosé (Cabernet Franc) and Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc were paired with delicious fare provided by Fit to Eat.
The menu was seasonal, delicious and paired perfectly with Cave Spring’s exceptional, cool climate wines.