A Message from Grape Crush:
Grape Crush has teamed up with our friends at Traynor Winery to bring you this 80% Chardonnay, 20% Riesling skin contact wine! A cool fermentation and 14 days spent on skins have resulted in a refreshing and enigmatic wine that will pair perfectly with dreamy summer days on the lake. Expect bright aromatics of wet stone, electric lemon, orange rind, honeysuckle and fresh peach, with a long savoury finish. Serve chilled and enjoy all summer long.
This special edition of our collaboration series supports the Ukrainian resistance. "Vira" is a Ukrainian name that means faith, and derives from the Latin word for truth. It is a word we feel represents the hope and conviction of the Ukrainian people. The label features the work of Sana Shahmuradova, an emerging artist who currently resides in Kyiv.
Introduce yourself to the unique taste of our Orange wine, crafted from 80% Chardonnay and 20% Riesling grapes, fermented and aged at our winery in Prince Edward County. Our winemakers have been experimenting with skin-fermented whites since 2001 and the 2021 vintage is a perfect blend of all their experimentation and feedback from our customers.
This Orange wine has a light gold colour with a nose of orange blossom, apricot and bergamot. The acidity is slightly peaked with a dry cleansing finish. This wine is perfect for those who love natural, vegan and skin-contact wines.
- 80% Chardonnay, 20% Riesling
- 12.1% Alcohol
- 6 ppm SO2 at bottling
- 3 g/L residual sugar
- VQA Niagara Peninsula
Our goal for this Orange wine is to make it more approachable and fun. By destemming the grapes, cold soaking, pressing slightly before fermentation is completed, racking the wine off the seeds and skins, and bottling it as quickly as possible, we are able to create a wine that is less tannic and harsh, while still retaining the unique characteristics of a skin-fermented white.
At Traynor Family Vineyard, we are committed to crafting natural, vegan wines that are unique and delicious. This Orange wine is the result of years of experimentation and feedback, and we believe it is the perfect representation of our winemaking style.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
- Grilled meats such as pork chops or sausages
- Rich pasta dishes with meat or mushroom-based sauces
- Soft cheese such as brie or camembert
- Charcuterie such as salami or prosciutto
- Spicy dishes such as Thai or Mexican cuisine
- Aperitifs and light appetizers such as olives or marinated vegetables
The light body and subtle sweetness of this Orange wine make it a perfect pairing for bold and hearty dishes. The zesty acidity and notes of orange blossom, apricot, and bergamot complement the flavours of white fish, grilled vegetables, and aged cheeses. Its unique characteristics from skin-fermented grapes also pair well with Eastern European-inspired cuisines such as smoked fish and seafood, smoked meats, and pickled vegetables. The wine's low alcohol content and dry cleansing finish make it a great aperitif or pairing for light appetizers.
- Best served chilled
- Ideal temperature: 10-12°C
Shipping and Returns:
- Free shipping on orders over $60 Returns accepted within 30 days of purchase