Chardonnay is a classic white grape variety that is known for its versatility and complexity. This grape variety is grown all over the world, from the Burgundy region of France to the Napa Valley in California. At Traynor Family Vineyard, we grow Chardonnay grapes on 7x3' spacing on 3309 rootstocks, and we have a variety of clones including 76, 95, 96, 277, and 548. Additionally, we source Chardonnay grapes from Watson Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Climate and Terroir:
Chardonnay grapes thrive in cool climates, and our vineyard in Prince Edward County is well-suited for this grape variety. The grape variety is known for its ability to express the unique characteristics of the terroir it is grown, and our Chardonnay grapes are no exception. They are known for their complexity and elegance.

Viticultural Considerations:
Chardonnay grapes are known for their moderate vigour and require proper pruning and canopy management to maintain optimal yields. The grape variety is susceptible to powdery mildew, and downy mildew, so proper pest management is important.

Wine Profile:
Chardonnay grapes produce wine that is known for its complexity and elegance. The wine has a wide range of flavour profiles, depending on the winemaking techniques and the terroir in which it is grown. Our Chardonnay grapes produce wine with a classic profile, including flavours of green apple, citrus, and mineral notes, with a hint of oak. Our Chardonnay grapes are used in our 5th Element, an orange wine, and occasionally a barrel-fermented Chardonnay. Because of the varieties exceptional adaptability in the winery, we also utilize it in our Marmalade Pie Skin-Fermented White, Ch-ch-ch-Cherry Bomb ClareteWhite Pet Nat, and Ophelia Piquette. We truly are a Chardonnay winery. 

Chardonnay is a classic white grape variety that is known for its versatility and complexity. At Traynor Family Vineyard, we are proud to grow Chardonnay in our vineyard, utilizing a variety of clones to create unique and expressive wines. Our Chardonnay grapes are used in our 5th Element orange wine, as well as occasionally in a barrel-fermented Chardonnay. We also source Chardonnay grapes from the renowned Watson Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake to further expand the depth and complexity of our Chardonnay offerings. Whether you are a fan of the classic buttery and oaky style or prefer a more mineral and refreshing wine, our Chardonnay wines are sure to please.