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Rodrigues Winery & Distillery

Rodrigues Winery & Distillery Rodrigues Winery is located in Markland just off the TCH on Route 81, approximately 50 miles west of St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland. When a new medical clinic to service the area was built in 1986, Markland’s historic Cottage Hospital was purchased by Marie-France and Dr. Hilary Rodrigues–it was to be the future home of Newfoundland’s FIRST winery. Extensive renovations took place and, from humble beginnings in 1993 with hand filtering, bottling and corking the wine, the first offering of 300 cases of our flagship Exotique Wild Semi-Sweet Blueberry Wine was produced for the Newfoundland Liquor Commission. It was all sold out in less than a week. In 1998, the Rodrigues Winery undertook a major $300,000 expansion. The production capacity is now 25,000 cases annually and permits export to new Canadian and International markets. Also in 1998, the Kashruth Council of Toronto certified the Rodrigues Winery kosher and pareve COR530, the ONLY Canadian winery with this designation. And, in 2000 the Orthodox Union approved the equivalent designation in the United States . Certification ISO9002 accreditation is pending. Marie-France and Dr. Hilary Rodrigues are very proud of their Newfoundland Family of Exotique Wines. Vinted from hand-picked, freshly harvested wild berries and fruit, the Rodrigues reputation for excellence in wine making is growing Internationally. Our wine labels represent the best expression of the natural fruit: grown in a true, pollution-free environment of clean soil, clean air and clean water.

Directions
45 minutes from St. John’s in Markland. Take the Whitbourne exit off the Trans Canada Highway, follow our signs for the 10 minute drive on Route 81 to the Winery in Markland


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Address Web Social
1 Bond Road, Whitbourne, NF, CA, A0B 3K0 Email: info@rodrigueswinery.com
Phone: 709-759-3003 Web: www.rodrigueswinery.com
Fax: 709-759-2086
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Products



  Black Current Wine
Deep, rich colour and medium sweetness, boasting an elegant palate of black currants. Remarkably elegant with an enchanting aroma. Pleasant to the finishing and a natural partner with firm cheese. Serve chilled or as a warm evening aperitif.
  Cranberry Wine
Exclusively Newfoundland! Produced with cranberries grown in a pristine environment on our Newfoundland marshes. Silky rich, presenting initial sweetness with a balancing astringency and, when chilled, a delectable accompaniment to poultry, pork and salmon entrees.
  Exotique Newfoundland Plum Wine
Vinted from Newfoundland Plums from trees whose roots seek out the cleanest soil, whose branches reach up to the cleanest air where they are warmed by the sun and kissed by the cleanest rain. Light. Clean. Refreshing. Excellent as a sipping wine with a delicate colour and flavour all its own. Conjures memories of the sights and fragrances of old-fashioned rural Newfoundland gardens. A light, refreshing semi-sweet sipping experience, or ideal with Asian cuisine. No sulphites. Our Bronze Medal Award Winner from the first annual Fruit Wines of Canada Competition in 2000.
  Exotique Raspberry Wine
Available in Limited Production. Produced from a delicate blend of specially selected red and black raspberries, the taste of this full-bodied, pure berry wine evokes images of warm days in the raspberry patch. The intense, pronounced bouquet can only be compared with the fragrance wafting up from a basket of freshly-picked raspberries. Without question, this Exotique Raspberry Wine appeals to our three sensory perceptions of sight, smell and taste. A pleasure with desserts or casual sipping, truly, this is a jewel of a wine. No sulphites. Bronze Medal Award Winner from InterVin International in 1999.
  Exotique Strawberry Wine
A surprise to all. Bursting with a full bouquet of strawberries yet so mellow and dry it is a perfect companion to desserts or casual sipping. No sulphites. Bronze Medal Award Winner from InterVin International in 1999 and Bronze Medal Award Winner from the October 2000 Ottawa Wine & Food Show.
  Exotique Wild Barren's Blend Wine
This rich wine teams the full-bodied wild blueberry flavour of our flagship Exotique Wild Blueberry Semi-Sweet Wine with the tart and tangy flavour of our popular Exotique Wild Lingonberry (Partridgeberry) wine for a sensational taste. A flavourful, off-dry companion for fish, fowl or red meat entrees. No sulphites. Our Bronze Medal Award Winner from the first annual Fruit Wines of Canada Competition in 2000.
  Exotique Wild Blueberry Wine Dry
Rodrigues Winery’s Exotique Wild Blueberry Wine is noted for its spicy and full-fruited bouquet, reflecting the distinct flavour of the wild Newfoundland low-bush blueberry. This rich, ruby wine is a young, feisty wine from a young winery with an old Newfoundland recipe. Enjoy before, during and after dining.
  Exotique Wild Blueberry Wine Semi-Sweet
Rodrigues Winery’s Exotique Wild Blueberry Wine is noted for its spicy and full-fruited bouquet, reflecting the distinct flavour of the wild Newfoundland low-bush blueberry. This rich, ruby wine is a young, feisty wine from a young winery with an old Newfoundland recipe. Enjoy before, during and after dining.
  Exotique Wild Cloudberry (Bakeapple) Wine
Newfoundland Gold! A solitary berry, picked from low creeping plants found on select peat bogs throughout the province, the Bakeapple (Cloudberry) is similar in size and shape to a raspberry and has a golden apricot colour when ripe. This Exotique Wine is velvety smooth. A sweet, pure, fruit wine that is extremely aromatic with heavenly flavours. A flavourful addition to a gourmet dessert or a memorable sipping experience anytime. No sulphites. Our Gold Medal Winner from Fruit Wines of Canada Competition in 2001; our Silver Medal Award Winner from Kosherfest '98 and Bronze Medal Award Winner from InterVin International in 1999.
  Exotique Wild Lingonberry (Partridgeberry) Wine
Reflects the superb tart, lingering flavour of our native Newfoundland Partridgeberry, a deep red soft, juicy and tart-tasting fruit which grows on a low, creeping evergreen shrub with shiny leaves. A true Newfoundland wine flavour . . . the second glass is even better! Complements fish, fowl or wild game dining.
  Pear Wine
Fruity lighter body with an expressive aroma of ripe fruit. Slightly dry with a pleasant freshness to the finish. Serve chilled as a natural partner for white sauce pastas, seafood and poultry dishes. An ideal hostess gift.

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