Our winery has been crafting excellent award-winning wines for 20 years. The secret to our success lies in combining traditional winemaking techniques with new-world technologies to produce wines with delicate balance, finesse and structure. Our wines are distinct and we strive to preserve each varietal’s aroma, acidity and structure.
The winery was founded by a group of wine-loving friends on a property once owned by the Cistercian Order of Nuns, a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church. It has operated as a fruit orchard, and was owned by a local family who operated it as a mink farm until 1970 when it was abandoned. In 1995, the land was converted into a vineyard, the first grapes were planted in 1996, the first vintage was made in 2000, and the winery opened in 2002. To date, we farm more than 180 estate acres.
When the wine is first opened it shows aromas of cherry, fig and cedar. Once it has had time to breathe it demonstrates characteristics of red currant, blackberry, earth and cigar box, followed by subtle undertones of stewed fruits, mulling spices and green peppercorn.
Warm alcohol and smooth tannins. It is medium bodied and unquestionably dry. Flavours of black cherry, blackberry on the palate to start, with pepper and spices on the finish. A lovely, mouth filling wine with great balance!
Angels Gate Cabernet Merlot