Food & Wine: 5th Element & Squid Ink Paella

Jan 11 , 2021

Harvest To Bottle

Food & Wine: 5th Element & Squid Ink Paella

Black paella is one of our favourite Spanish rice dishes, yet it took us a while to try it at home because it always seemed a bit intimidating — but then we tried Traynor’s 5th Element and we knew ...

Vineyard Update: Saying Goodbye to 2020

Dec 21 , 2020

Harvest To Bottle

Vineyard Update: Saying Goodbye to 2020

Well, we did it. The holidays are finally upon us and it is time to happily wave goodbye to the year that was 2020. The team at Traynor is ready to take a bit of time off to rest and get ready for ...

Sauvignon Blanc: Embracing the Funk!

Apr 17 , 2019

Michael Traynor

Sauvignon Blanc: Embracing the Funk!

Sauvignon blanc: embracing the funk! After spending many years making wine in Ontario, I had serious doubts about whether sauvignon blanc was a variety that I could do well with. That all changed i...

What’s the deal with Pet-Nat?

Apr 11 , 2019

Michael Traynor

What’s the deal with Pet-Nat?

Why is Pet-Nat all the rage? Light on the bubble with lots of flavour on the tongue – why is pét-nat all the rage? Millennials want to drink wine, but they’re not interested in the wine that their...

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

Dec 14 , 2018

Michael Traynor

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

    This one was a real challenge ... Because all our wines are minimally handled and since the methods we do use tend to be, shall we say “rustic”, it gives us a fairly finite palette to work wit...

What's the deal with Orange Wine?

Jan 04 , 2018

Rebecca Traynor

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. Are orange wines made from oranges? We hear this one a lot! The answe...

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