2017 Howard's Icewine Vidal - Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery

2017 Howard's Icewine Vidal 375 mL

The 2017 Howard's Icewine Vidal is named in honour of Sue-Ann's father, Howard Victor Staff. Howard Staff was as committed to family, farming and community as his ancestors. He was a staunch supporter of Sue-Ann's career, relishing her success. He loved all her wines, but particularly relished Sue-Ann's Icewines.


Gold, Texsom International Wine Awards 2022
Gold, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2019
Gold, Ontario Wine Awards 
Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Winemaking 
Bronze, Decanter World Wine Awards 2019


The 2017 Howard's Icewine Vidal is one of Sue-Ann's most decorated Icewines!

This is an extraordinary example of Ontario Icewine. The wine is absolutely dynamic, contrasting luscious, seductive suggestions of peach, apricot and grilled pineapple with rich beeswax and fresh acidity.

Serve with 

  • strong cheeses, particularly blue cheese
  • patés, foie gras and terrines
  • Crème Brûlée
  • Sabayon
  • fresh Niagara fruit in season

Sue-Ann vinified the wine from 100% estate fruit, grown on clay soil with limestone rock base. At harvest, the fruit was pressed at –10C, then cool fermented in stainless steel over 4 months with selected yeast and sterile filtered with no additions or fining required.


"Mid straw yellow. Summer yellow stone fruits, spiced pear and candied citrus. Lovely balance of super sweet juicy fruits and tangy acidity, the long finish has notes of honey, and candlewax. " IWSC panel 


"So delish with ripe peach, pear, tropical fruit and pink grapefruit flavours sweet and balanced on the palate. Chill and pair with creamy blue cheeses, peach pie.

Vidal Icewine food pairings: custard tart, fresh fruit cup, blue-veined cheeses." Natalie MacLean 


"Bitter lemon, orange and mint on the piercing nose. Lovely waxy texture, with honeyed lemon and pineapple." Decanter World Wine Awards 

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Category: Icewine, Vidal, Vidal Blanc


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