Pioneering winemakers are busy discovering new wine regions within Ontario.Ontario’s next VQA appellation Norfolk County, home of the Rapscallion Wine Company and the Frisky Beaver wine!
On this week’s radio show…Toasting Canada’s 150th with wineries from coast to coast.
On the show today we continue to celebrate and honour our nations sesquicentennial birthday that is Canada’s 150th.
Happy Birthday Canada….a toast to you! And what a fabulous country. Canada has been named AGAIN the 2nd “Best Country” (9.7 rating) in the world for a second year in a row, the “Great White North” was ranked second (Switzerland is #1 with a perfect 10 in the annual
“Best Countries” survey from the U.S. News & World Report.
Well we surely have plenty reason to pop the cork for Canada’s 150th birthday and that is exactly what we are going to do today with our 2 featured wineries from different wine regions, Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
Episode WL 08-11-2017
Our first winery from here locally in Ontario, most suitable for Canada’s birthday, the wine is called Frisky Beaver… Don’t you love it, the winery also has another label Smoke & Gamble… the Rapscallion Wine Company is situated in an emerging wine region Norfolk County which is aiming to become Ontario’s next VQA appellation.
And that used to be at one time the tobacco belt, no longer, wine grapes are staking a claim and making some fantastic wine!
So joining us to fill us in on whats happening in the region, and fill us in on what’s up with the Frisky Beaver, selling out and winning multiple awards is Brock Marshall. Brock is in Sales, Marketing and Operations at Rapscallion, Brock to be our first guest.
Listen to Brock at 4:10 minutes in the show.
Frisky Beaver Red VQA and Frisky Beaver White VQA widely available in Ontario at over 400 LCBO outlets, over 50 grocery stores with a wine/beer/spirits license and a number of licensed establishments.
Frisky Red winner of the Gold at the All Canadian Wine Championships 2017-Red Hybrid Blends category. Frisky Red won Double Gold in this category in 2016 as well.
New this month to the LCBO Frisky Beaver Chardonnay VQA.
A recent visit to Rapscallion Wine Company in Norfolk wine country and a lovely tasting with (left to right) Brock Marshall, Georgia, Peter Graham, Susanne and Richard Czerlau. Check out the complete article in Power Boating Canada.