Prince Edward County is a world class wine growing region and a serious alternative to Burgundy. Full stop. It has the potential to be recognised as such by knowledgeable wine consumers if enough producers focus on the grapes that do well. We need a greater critical mass of quality focused producers to gain more recognition around the world.
While I certainly can't tell you the difference between if the barley I'm using was grown in limestone or clay, I think there are still plenty of ways to impart a sense of place into every spirit. Don't forget that 'tradition' is one of the four elements of terroir.Read more
Not to limit all the great things that winemakers do, but winemaking is ideally about stewarding the grapes toward their natural destination. Winemaking really comes into play when you need to fix problems or want to make wine in a very specific style. We mostly want the grapes to tell us where they want to go, and so far, they have been pretty good at communicating that to us.Read more