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Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery

Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery Like our winery this website is currently under development! Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery was founded in 2003 by Harald Thiel with the vision of producing world class wines exclusively from grapes grown in our own vineyards. Our belief that superior wines start in the vineyard with great terroir has lead us to focus exclusively on the Beamsville Bench area of the Niagara Escarpment. We currently have two vineyards situated on the middle bench in Beamsville. The Locust Lane Vineyard ( 33 acres) which was acquired in the Spring of 2003 was planted in 1998 and has been producing excellent quality fruit and wine since 2002. In the summer of 2004 we planted an additional 8 acres in high density spacing to Pinot Noir (five clones) Syrah and Malbec. On December 1st 2004 HBV was privileged to be given the ongoing stewardship of the legendary Rosomel Vineyard (26 acres). This vineyard considered one of the finest in all of Niagara was originally planted in 1975 and has consistently produced international and national award winning wines vinified by Vineland Estates, Legends, Thirty Bench amongst others. Roman Prydatkewycz the former owner of Rosomel will be staying on with HBV as our Viticulture Consultant to assure a thorough and complete knowledge transfer of the growing techniques that have distinguished Rosomel's fruit over the years. We also anticipate applying this know how to our other vineyards to assure an ever increasing level of quality in our vineyards and our wines. We currently have our first very limited crush in the cellar aging and we anticipate our first commercial release in the Fall of 2006. Should you wish to be included on our pre - release notification listing please drop us an email at the address indicated below. We will constantly be updating this website with the news about Hidden Bench so you too can share in the excitement about this new endeavour. Cheers!

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4152 Locust Lane, Beamsville, ON, CA, L0R 1B2 Email: hthiel@hiddenbench.com
Phone: 416-563-8700 Web: www.hiddenbench.com
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