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Harbour Estates Winery

Harbour Estates Winery HEW is located on one of the most unique properties in the Niagara Peninsula. Having 1800 feet of frontage on Jordan Harbour, HEW is the most prominent point in Jordan Harbour as seen from the Queen Elizabeth Highway. As HEW is located directly on Jordan Harbor it is only natural that the winery is built with the theme of water and the environment in mind. Dedicated to the production of fine VQA wines, with an emphasis on red viniferas. Their property is planted to 30 acres of red vinifera grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Winemaker is Jeff Innes, owned and operated by Fraser Mowat. Winter hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. They currently have Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Baco Noir, Cabernet and Strawberry wine available.

From Toronto take the QEW to exit 55, the Jordan Road exit. You'll know you're coming up on our exit when you see the tall ship docked in the marina on the north side of the highway. At Jordan Road, turn right and we are one quarter mile on the right hand side. From Niagara Falls, take the QEW to exit 55, the Jordan Road exit, turn left on Jordan Road and as above we are one quarter mile on the right hand side. Don't confuse exit 55 for Jordan Road with Highway 55 that would take you to Niagara on the Lake. If you are following the wine route on Regional Road 81 or Fourth Avenue, take Jordan Road north across the railroad tracks. We are about one half mile from the tracks on the left hand side. We are right across the road from Paul's Garage.

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4362 Jordan Road, Jordan Station, ON, CA, L0R 1S0 Email:
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Fax: 905-562-3829
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  '00 Merlot Cabernet
Deep, rich purple colour. Slightly smokey on the nose with aromas of blackberry, cassis, cigar, and a touch of anise. This full bodied wine carries a truly elegant balance of black fruit nuances that linger on the palate. Eight months of French Oak aging developed well structured tannins within the wine and give it a smooth, creamy texture. Subtle undertones of anise carry into a long finish of chocolate and black fruit.
  '00 VQA Gew├╝rztraminer
Golden in colour. Floral hints on the nose of violets and rose. Light to medium bodied, with smooth texture, and fresh acidity.
  '01 VQA Chardonnay Reserve
Silver Medal: Finger Lakes Wine Competition 2003. Green apple, mineral, smooth and soft. Light butter on oak.
  '02 VQA Baco Noir Reserve
Bronze Medal: All Canadian Wine Competition 2003. Bronze Medal: International Eastern Wine Competition 2003. Beautiful plum and raspberry jam character. Extremely smooth on the palate. Long lingering finish.
  '02 VQA Cabernet Sauvignon
Sweet cherries, anise, and subtle jam aromas. Flavours of dehydrated berries. Slightly dry, with light tannins and long finish. Six months of oak ageing add complexity and smooth out the wine.
  '02 VQA Chardonnay
Silver Medal: International Eastern Wine Competition 2004 Ontario Legislature House Wine Pale Straw in colour with a golden hue. Aromas of green apple, mandarin orange, flint, with hints of butterscotch and mineral. Fruit forward, smooth, medium Bodied, fresh, and a touch of oiliness. Slightly dry finish. Great on its own or in the company of food!
  '02 VQA Chardonnay Reserve
Golden in colour. Hazelnuts, slight butterscotch, buttery creamy texture. Long lingering finish. Six months in new French oak.
  '02 VQA Premier Vintage
A full bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Ripe black fruits, mineral and herbs. Firm tannins. Thirteen months of new and one year old French and American oak. Our Premier Vintage label is only produced in years of exceptional quality.
  '02 VQA Premier Vintage
A full bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Ripe black fruits, mineral and herbs. Firm tannins. Thirteen months of new and one year old French and American oak. Our Premier Vintage label is only produced in years of exceptional quality.
  '03 VQA Cabernet
Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot. Slightly smokey nose. Black fruit, berry jam and tobacco are also prominent. Medium to full bodied, full of fruit flavours and extremely pleasing on the palate. Hints of mineral, fresh black cherries and under-ripe black raspberries.
  '03 VQA Sauvignon Blanc
Eucalyptus and mineral with a pleasing grassy, herbaceous character and gooseberry undertones. Dry on the palate. Slightly oily with a strong herbaceousness typical of warm climate Sauvignon Blancs. Long mineral and lemon grass finish.
  '03 VQA Vidal
Mineral, ripe mandarin orange and a slight undertone of butterscotch on the nose. Fresh and pleasing on the palate with lots of mineral flavours and a ripe peach finish.
  '04 Chardonnay
Made in the similar style to our 2002 Chardonnay, which was chosen as the house wine for the Ontario Legislature 2004. The wine boasts, butter scotch, orange blossom, and mandarin orange, with hints of flint, green apple and herbs. Slightly oily on the palate, with a pleasant softness. Subtle green apple acidity is well balanced with fruit and body. Wonderful with cream sauce, pasta dishes or on it's own!
  '04 VQA Baco Noir
Ripe plum character on the nose with an essence of sweet cherries, spice, and a slight smokiness. Medium bodied, smooth and soft on the palate. Hints of prune and a touch of tannin. Long, creamy finish, with fresh coffee bean nuances.
  '04 VQA Harbour Sunset
70% Riesling / 30% Merlot. A wonderful blend of Riesling and Merlot. Lots of red fruit on the nose with floral, caramel and strawberry. Medium bodied with lots of red fruit flavour which makes this wine a great match with food.
  '04 VQA Merlot
Black cherries, anise, oak, and earthy aromas fill the glass. Slightly green on the palate with hints of mineral, fresh black cherries and under-ripe black raspberries. Medium bodied with a long earthy finish. A definite food wine.
  '04 VQA Petit Verdot/ Malbec
We have blended equal parts of Petit Verdot and Malbec. Full nose, slightly floral, spice, soft cocoa, rich black fruits, and tobacco. Beautiful, rich concentration of fruit and oak on the palate. This wine is a rare find!
  '04 VQA Riesling
Fresh, ripe lime and other citrus fruits. Subtle honey and mineral aromoas are noticeable. Soft, yet fresh and lively on the palate. Good length. Great with appetizers, salads or on it's own.
  '04 VQA Sauvignon Blanc
Beautiful, full, fresh nose with aromas of starfruit, gooseberry, orange blossom and eucalyptus. Medium bodied, with a tropical explosion of flavours!
  '05 VQA Harbour Midnight
Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot. Bright fruit character on the nose with spice, herbs and jam. Soft and smooth on the palate. A truly pleasing, easy drinking red wine.
  '05 VQA Harbour Sunrise
Crisp, ripe citrus is balanced by juicy melon, star fruit, and mineral. Floral notes of orange blossom and rose petal soften the palate. Flavours of citrus, and mineral linger on the palate long after the wine is gone!
  1999 "Red Ice" Cabernet Franc Icewine VQA
Crimson/amber colour with some brick tones and an orange rim. Attractive, rich bouquet of candy apple and just a touch of toffee. Apricot compote and fresh baked berry pie also come to the fore. Spicy berry flavours roll over the tongue and palate. Ripe currant notes combine with just a bare hint of black pepper. Oily and mouth coating. Nice length, with more currant and cranberry nuances.
  1999 Riesling Icewine VQA
Gold Medal- All Canadian Wine Championships. Elegant wine showing ripe fruits such as peach and apricot, underlied by a hint of walnut. Sweet, yet soft on the palate with well balanced acidity to add complexity. Long, lingering finish.
  1999 Vidal Icewine VQA
Double Gold- Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Elegant amber coloured wine, resembling that of honey. Ripe apricots, with tropical fruits such as papaya and mango on the nose. Rich mouth coating sweetness, giving the thought of baked apple pie, followed by a smooth, long finish.
  2002 "Red Ice" Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine VQA
Silver Medal: International Eastern Wine Competition 2004. Silver Medal: Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2005. Full nose of sweet berries, strawberry jam, raspberries and currants. Subtle toffee and cocoa aromas come to the fore. Raspberry jam, currant and spice flavours burst in the mouth. Creamy, rich texture with a wonderful mouth coating sweetness and cranberry finish that lingers on the palate.
International East Competition Bronze medal winner. A sweet dessert wine that has captured the true essence of the strawberry both on the nose and the palette. Made completely from strawberries grown on our own property.
  Select Late Harvest Vidal VQA
Silver Medal- Canadian Wine Championship. Displays fresh fruit including ripe pears and mango, underlined with a hint of butterscotch both on the nose and the palate. Delicate sweetness rounds out the long, spice finish.


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