Media

Hey folks! Thanks for loving our wine – we work hard to deliver a great product and it makes it all worthwhile when we receive such stellar feedback. 

Traynor Family has been making headlines with our orange wine, petillant-naturel (pet-nat) wines, Prince Edward County vermouth, and the more traditional wines in our portfolio. 

Check out our recent press and find out what others are saying:

Globe and Mail, Saturday November 11, 2017

Traynor Pet-Nat makes the front page of the weekend Globe and Mail weekend edition!

Toronto Life, June 28, 2017

Owner/winemaker Mike Traynor piques wine watchers’ curiosity with his unusual winemaking techniques. 

Trip Advisor

Our reviews are as awesome as the people who wrote them – thank you! 

Build a New Life

A sweet interview with Mike and Rebecca on life, love, wine, and living in Prince Edward County. 

The PECWA Traynor Family Vineyard winery profile

An overview of our winery on the Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association site.

The Sparkling Winos

The Sparkling Winos dropped by the winery for a splash this summer – they loved our pet-nats! 

Edible Ottawa

Hattie Klotz speaks to Mike Traynor about the Marquette grape and what makes it so special. 

The Great Waterway

For flavours that keep them coming back, visit Traynor Family Vineyards. Writer Melissa Eapen extols the virtues of the Madonna and pet-nat wines. 

Wine Align

David Lawrason and Sara D’Amato know a thing or two about wine – they loved our unoaked chard and sauvignon!

The Globe and Mail, November 9, 2017

Christine Sismondo can’t resist getting a plug in for our pet-nat wines!

Wine Reviews

We love our wine, it’s no secret. But in order to keep us in business, you need to love it too! 

Though we may be a young winery, we’ve made ourselves a lot of fans. Check out some of the great reviews we’ve collected: 

Traynor Family Vineyard Unoaked Chardonnay, 2013

Read reviews from David Lawrason and Tony Aspler. 

Traynor Family Vineyard Pinot Gris, 2013

David Lawrason and Tony Aspler weigh in on this “impressive” wine.  

Traynor Family Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2014

David and Tony once again – “unusually zesty”, “richly extracted”. 

Natalie MacLean

Natalie reviews several wines from our portfolio on her popular site. 

Wine Align

Michael Godel extols the “capacity to excite” of our sauv blanc. 

Cellar Tracker

User reviews of our sauv blanc: “serious complexity”. 

Michael Pinkus

Michael reviews our 2013 unoaked chardonnay, citing “beauty” “subtlety” and “hope for the future”. 

 

Awards

We love the accolades! Traynor Family may be young, but we’re commanding attention at the highest level. Check out some of the awards we’ve won so far:

Ottawa Wine & Food Festival Wine Challenge: Bronze

Judged by such luminaries as Tony Aspler, Rod Phillips, and Zoltan Szabo, we won bronze for our 2014 sauvignon blanc!

National Wine Awards of Canada: Silver

Reviewer Michael Godel says our sauv blanc “flat out rocks” and we couldn’t agree more!

 

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