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Leonard Pennachetti, President and CoFounder Cave Spring Cellars.

Cave Spring Cellars, The House That Riesling Built! Up Close And Personal With Len Pennachetti

Up next on this week’s audio podcast we welcome just awarded the 2017 Niagara Lifetime Achievement Award, President and Co-Founder Cave Spring Cellars, Len Pennachetti. Although much too young for this honour it however shows what he has accomplished and given to the area.

Listen to Len at 13:49 minutes in the audio podcast.

Niagara Icewine Festival audiopodcast Jan 2019 Facebook
Niagara Icewine Festival audiopodcast Jan 2019 Facebook
Cave Spring Cellars located in Jordan Village, Niagara.

Cave Spring Cellars goes back multiple generations starting with Len’s grand-dad Giuseppe Pennachetti. He came to Canada from Fermo, Italy. At that time he followed his love of wine and in time planted the native Labrusca grape. He however knew much more was possible!

Cave Spring is a hidden historical treasure that lies within the heart of #JordanVillage. Long before Cave Spring put down roots in the village, Jordan Wines occupied the historic building. Established in the early 1920s, they produced wines made from native grape varieties. Not quite the world renowned wines Ontario has now gained a reputation for.⁣
Cave Spring is a hidden historical treasure that lies within the heart of #JordanVillage. Long before Cave Spring put down roots in the village, Jordan Wines occupied the historic building. Established in the early 1920s, they produced wines made from native grape varieties. Not quite the world renowned wines Ontario has now gained a reputation for.⁣

Cave Spring Cellars is known for being among the first to plant the vitas vinifera grapes Riesling and Chardonnay. The vineyards are situated on one of the finest slopes of the Beamsville Bench. Len and his father founded Cave Spring Cellars in 1974 and planted these noble grapes in 1978.

Cave Spring Cellars 2016 Chardonnay Estate paired with @delaterrebakery Butternut Squash Galette.
Cave Spring Cellars 2016 Chardonnay Estate paired with @delaterrebakery Butternut Squash Galette.

Believing in the marriage of wine, food and hospitality, Len together with his wife Helen Young expanded the company to include On The Twenty Restaurant in 1993. In 1996 they and later added accommodations to the equation with building of Inn On The Twenty.

Inn On The Twenty located in the heart of Jordan Village.
Inn On The Twenty located in the heart of Jordan Village.
According to Len, "Riesling icewine is icewine off steroids!"
According to Len, “Riesling Icewine is Icewine on steroids!
Cave Spring Cellars recently chosen by the prestigious Wine and Spirits Magazine as one of the Top 100 Wineries of 2018. The only Canadian winery to have this honour.
Cave Spring Cellars recently chosen by the prestigious Wine and Spirits Magazine as one of the Top 100 Wineries of 2018 in the entire world. The only Canadian winery to have this honour.

On This Weeks The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast…The Niagara Icewine Festival 2019