May 12, 2015

Double Gold › Gold Medal › Ontario Wine Awards 2015 › Vidal Icewine ›

Whole Lotta Rosé: Foxy Pink Pre-Release Party
Saturday, June 1 from 12 to 4 pm

Get your pink on with us as we celebrate everyone's favourite summer wine with our Whole Lotta Rosé Foxy Pink Pre-Release Party! Taste and buy our current and future vintages of rosé and then buy yourself a glass of perfectly chilled wine and sit back and relax with live music by Thom Adkins. 


A Note For Every Grape
Sunday, July 7, 1 pm

A fabulous afternoon of wine and music presented in partnership with the Brott Music Festival. Tickets $99, available from BMF -- click HERE to buy! 






May 11, 2015


The recent 2015 Ontario Wine Awards, Ontario’s largest wine competition, held May 08, 2015 at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s gorgeous Queen’s Landing proved quite successful for Jordan’s Sue-Ann Staff and her new brand “Fancy Farm Girl”.  Miss Staff’s wines were awarded two prestigious gold medals for the 2012 Vidal Icewine and 2013 Fancy Farm Girl Foxy Pink.

Excitement rang high with the first GOLD in the highly competitive category “BEST VIDAL ICEWINE AWARD” for the 2012 Vidal Icewine.  It is currently available at the winery and 29 “Vintages” locations in the LCBO for $24.95 for 200 ml.

Sue-Ann’s history encompasses vinifying stunning Icewines which have won some of the most prestigious wine competition trophies around the world while employed at other wineries.  This win helps solidify the decision produce wine under her own brand.  “My reputation as Niagara’s Ice Queen referring to the strong stable of Icewines produced will hopefully continue as I work to export this brand and wines into new markets around the world.”

The second GOLD for “BEST WINE LABEL AWARD” for the Fancy Farm Girl Foxy Pink label was particularly exciting as judging is accomplished online by the community at large.  Fancy Farm Girl Foxy Pink captured an impressive 68% of the public vote to firmly secure the title.  The 2013 vintage was released May 09, 2015 at Sue-Ann’s Spring Open House for $17.00.  It is an elegant off-dry aromatic wine that is both food friendly and ready for sipping on the patio.

“Ontario Wine Awards has always been a competitive endeavor since its Olympic styled awards of one gold, silver and bronze per category make it challenging to come home with hardware” says Sue-Ann.  “I have always highly respected the medals won here and know the wines and judges are both of exceeding high quality.”


Sue-Ann would like to extend congratulations to Emma Garner of Thirty Bench Wine Makers as 2015 Ontario Winemaker of the Year.


Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery, home of the Fancy Farm Girl, is a premium winery in Jordan, ON, Canada on the brow of the Niagara Escarpment.  It is the ultimate assemblage blending over 100 years of family grape growing experience with Sue-Ann’s international winemaking acclaim.  Clay soil with limestone rock beneath provides wine with intensity, minerality and longevity.  The onsite retail store is open daily on the 200 year old family estate. 




Media Contact:

Sue-Ann Staff

Proprietor / Winemaker, Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Inc. or 905-562-1719