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January 29, 2021

#FrostyFriday: Episode 4, The Red Icicle

All the drama's in the name for this week's #FrostyFriday Icewine Cocktail! The Red Icicle is as pretty to look at as it's delicious to sip!

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May 23, 2020

On the Lighter Side: IT'S ASPARAGUS SEASON!

This week, Sue-Ann is ALL ABOUT ASPARAGUS, aioli and white wine with a recipe that will change your life....well, your asparagus-eating life.

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May 16, 2020

On the Lighter Side: Put Pork On Your Fork (And Vidal In Your Glass)

Sue-Ann talks pork shoulder, long weekends and Lavelle's Vidal.

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September 17, 2017

Niagara Wine Festival -- Sue-Ann selected as a Homegrown Hero!

Sue-Ann is honoured to have been chosen by the Niagara Wine Festival as a Homegrown Hero -- click HERE to enjoy this short film about Sue-Ann, her family's long history in Niagara, and her winemaking. 

August 09, 2016

End-of-vacation w(h)ining


Let us take a moment of silence to mark the end of a glorious two weeks of vacation. It was a brief staycation, cut short by my employer’s requirement that I actually return to work. Total buzzkill. This time off will be sorely missed. But it’s time to get back to saving the world, one translation at a time [translator’s note: this may be a gross exaggeration]. 

Besides being a request for your positive thoughts as I prepare to head back to work, this post seems like an opportune moment to share a few great wines that I’ve had the pleasure of drinking over the past little while.  

Sue-Ann Staff Fancy Farm Girl

Foxy Pink 2014 ($14.95)

Just to balance things out after a red, a white and a beer, obviously a rosé is next!

2013 Fancy Farm Girl       Foxy Pink    GOLD Medal - 2015 Ontario Wine Awards

This is not the type of rosé I usually go for. Unlike my favoured dry rosés, this one is classified as medium on the LCBO sweetness scale, but I didn’t find it cloying at all due to the equally high acidity, making for a well-balanced wine. The riesling is apparent on the nose (90% riesling and 10% cab franc) and it tastes of red delicious apple, pear, lemon, peach, raspberry, cherry, roses and hibiscus. This wine is fun and delectable, and at $14.95, it’s a great way to start an evening with the girls. Also, it pairs really nicely with pan-fried tilapia!


April 12, 2016

April 06, 2016

Get Fresh In The Valley 2016

Now's the time to stock up for summer with Sue Ann Staff Estate Winery 2014 Fancy Farm Girl Flamboyant Red freshly paired with Cheese & Mushroom stuffed Ravioli with Creamy Rose Sauce. This weekend starts....Get Fresh in the Valley 2016!


Get Fresh in the Valley April 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24,  2016!! 

Click here to purchase your tickets.

For Food and Wine Pairings click here.

For Accommodations please click here.

NEW Freshalicious Menu - click here.

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