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


Vineyard Data: Harvested exclusively from the winery estate in Jordan, ON in the Niagara Peninsula. Grown on clay soil with limestone rock base. 2017 was a warm growing season with average rainfall equating to varietally typical flavours.

Pressed at -11C yielding a low quantity of juice per tonne at 40.4° Brix. Cool fermented in stainless steel over 3 months with selected yeast. Sterile filtered with no additions or fining required.

Tasting notes: 
Vibrant fruit notes reverberate throughout this wine with gorgeous minerality threaded throughout the palate and finish.  Look for candied lemon peel, orange marmalade and peach jam with wet stone and balancing acidity.  A lengthy seductive finish persists.

Harvest Date December 29, 2017

Blend 100% Vidal

Alcohol 11.0 %

Residual Sugar 207.0 g/L

Titratable Acidity 10.6 g/L

pH 3.32

Cases Produced 800 (200mL) cases & 250 (375ml) cases



"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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