Traynor Madonna Vermouth

Traynor Madonna Vermouth

Our influences in life can take us on unexpected journeys.  My mothers influence made Vermouth and inevitability for Traynor Vineyard.
Sauvignon Blanc: Embracing the Funk!

Sauvignon Blanc: Embracing the Funk!

Over the decades Sauvignon Blanc has been a hate/love relationship for me.  I used to hate making it, but the in the process of learning how to make it I began to love it.  

Not only did I gain a new appreciation for the variety, but the knowledge I gained on my Sauvignon Blanc journey has made me a better winemaker.

What’s the deal with Pet-Nat?

What’s the deal with Pet-Nat?

Pet-Nat (or Petillant Naturel) is amongst the trendiest wine styles out there.  What is it, and where did it come from?  We sum up the story to help explain why we spend so much of our energy at Traynor making and promoting Pet-Nat, and why we believe that Pet-Nat is one of the best ways of expressing the terroir of Ontario and Prince Edward County.
Chardonnay: the “winemaker’s grape” takes a swing at the winemaker

Chardonnay: the “winemaker’s grape” takes a swing at the winemaker

In my seventeen vintages as a winemaker, I have never had a fermentation behave like this one did.

Normally, what happens when you put a wine through a rigorous lees-stirring program is that you lose a lot of the fruit and the wine becomes more “bready”. I think because the wine finished fermentation after the lees stirring, it developed more fruit aromas. Our Traynor Family Vineyard Estate Chardonnay, while packed with biscuity, pastry notes and a round, rich, and soft mouthfeel, is still packed with fruit: it’s got plenty of ripe cantaloupe, honeydew melon, poached pear, and baked apples – not just a simple little chard!

What's the deal with Orange Wine?

What's the deal with Orange Wine?

Orange wine is being called the “new” fall wine, but interestingly enough, it’s has been around a lot longer than you think.

Small Production, Exclusive Wines & Natural Winemaking Methods  - It’s Kind Of Our Style To Push The Limits.

Small Production, Exclusive Wines & Natural Winemaking Methods - It’s Kind Of Our Style To Push The Limits.

At Traynor Family Vineyards, we make about 1000 cases of wine per year, so technically we are classified as a small-batch winery, or a “garagiste”, if you will. We are a 100% owned and operated family-run winery and have become known for our natural winemaking methods as much as for our friendly, welcoming style in our Prince Edward County tasting room.
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