Important Facts

Vineyard Holdings

Three parcels totaling 66.5 ha (164 ac) in two distinct sub-appellations of the Niagara Peninsula:

  • Cave Spring Vineyard (Beamsville Bench): 55 ha (135.5 ac), owned
  • Myers Vineyard (Lincoln Lakeshore): 8.5 ha (21 ac), leased
  • Tufford Road Vineyard (Lincoln Lakeshore): 3 ha (7.5 ac), owned

Overall, 29 ha (71.5 ac) are devoted to Riesling, followed by 10.5 ha (26 ac) to Chardonnay, 9 ha (22 ac) Cabernet Franc and 7 ha (17.5 ac) to Pinot Noir. Remaining plantings are comprised of Gamay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Gewürztraminer.

Wine Production

Eighty percent of Cave Spring’s production is dedicated to varietal white wines, with well over half of this percentage focused on Riesling. The remaining 20% is attributed to varietal red wines. Estate vineyards furnish 90% of the winery’s grape supply, with the remaining 25% purchased from two long-term contract growers, also in the Beamsville Bench and Lincoln Lakeshore sub-appellations. Overall, 80% of the grape supply originates from the Beamsville Bench and 20% from the Lincoln Lakeshore.

White Wines (78%): Red Wines (22%):
  • 55% Riesling
  • 16% Chardonnay
  • 4% Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2% Gewürztraminer 
  • 1% Pinot Gris                      
  • 12% Cabernet Franc/Merlot
  • 6% Pinot Noir
  • 4% Gamay                                       

Wine Portfolio

VQA Niagara Peninsula:

  • Riesling NP
  • Riesling ‘Dry’ NP
  • Riesling ‘Indian Summer’ Select Late Harvest NP
  • Riesling Icewine NP

 

Niagara Escarpment:

  • Sauvignon Blanc NE
  • Chardonnay NE
  • Rosé NE
  • Gamay NE
  • Pinot Noir NP
  • Cabernet/Merlot NE
  • Blanc de Blancs Brut NV NE

 

‘Dolomite’/VQA Niagara Escarpment:

  • Riesling ‘Dolomite’
  • Chardonnay ‘Dolomite’
  • Pinot Noir ‘Dolomite’
  • Cabernet Franc ‘Dolomite’
  • Brut NV ‘Dolomite’

 
Estate Bottled/VQA Beamsville Bench:

  • Riesling EB
  • Gewürztraminer EB
  • Chardonnay Musqué EB
  • Chardonnay EB
  • Pinot Noir EB
  • Cabernet Franc EB
  • ‘La Penna’ EB

 

‘CSV’ (Estate Bottled)/VQA Beamsville Bench:

  • Riesling ‘CSV’
  • Chardonnay ‘CSV’
  • Blanc de Blancs ‘CSV’ Brut

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