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Shana White winemaker Adamo Estate Winery leads us through a rose tasting. Stunning backdrop

Meet Shauna White winemaker of Adamo Estate Winery, the 1st winery of Ontario’s next emerging wine region.

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On this week’s audio podcast… 

Celebrating International Rosé Day #RoséAllDay June 22nd, 2018

Join the Rosé revolution!

Episode 70

Coming up on the show today, we celebrate International Rosé Day! Yes, as of a couple of years ago Rosé was awarded  its very own day.  In fact now there are three 3 International Rosé Days!!! It seems wine lovers around the world are increasingly seeing the world through rosé-tinted glasses. They are embracing #RoséAllDay with consumption skyrocketing in popularity.  

Gone are the days of super sweet and sappy roses. Now when you think pink, think crisp, dry with a zippy acidity, well made, with a range of seductive aromas. Including the likes of red berries,  peach, citrus, violet, melon, hibiscus and more depending on where it’s made.

We will be chatting with Vineyard Manager and Winemaker Shauna White, of Adamo Estate Winery, located in an emerging region. Adamo is are dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming. It produces a range of wines including of course the Adamo rosé. The winery is located in the Orangeville area of Ontario.

Listen to Shauna White at 36:12 minutes in the show.

We experienced this stunning winery first hand with a walk about of the facilities, taste the beautiful rose wines and to meet Shauna White, winemaker who we named "Super Girl". Look at those pipes!!! VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!

We experienced this stunning winery first hand with a walk about of the facilities, taste the beautiful rose wines and to meet Shauna White, winemaker who we named “Super Girl”. Look at those pipes!!! VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!

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Adamo Estate Winery wines available on line or at the winery. $29.00 per bottle for Legacy and $18.05 for Gamay Rose.

The history begins with Mario Adamo: visionary, risk-taker, pioneer.

Born in Calabria, Italy, and arriving in Canada when he was 18 years old, Mario followed the path to where his passion for food could shine. In 1972, Mario and his wife Nancy started a thriving catering business, and in 1985, they took the opportunity to move their business and life to a location that really felt like home. It was then that Hockley Valley Resort was born, and has now evolved into a 104 room, four-season resort and culinary destination.

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As the years passed, Mario continued to consider the land in their region, comparing it to his home in Calabria. He remembered the vine-covered hills fondly, deciding that the hills of Hockley Valley would also be a sustainable option for grape-growing. Alhough the region was not known for winemaking, this did not deter Mario. He followed his instinct and planted some test vines with his late friend, Frank. And he waited.

Mario Adamo's stunning original paintings populate the walls of the stunning Adamo Estate Winery.

Mario Adamo’s stunning original paintings populate the walls of the stately Adamo Estate Winery.

Adamo Estate Winery welcoming entrance room.

Adamo Estate Winery welcoming entrance room.

The vitality of those vines was confirmed when Jonas Newman of Hinterland Winery paid Mario an early spring visit, confirming that the vines were hearty enough for extended planting.

Adamo Estate Winery offers over 50wines in16 grape varietals.

The Adamo Estate Winery Tasting Bar- The winery offers over 30 wines.

Mario’s sheer will and determination, combined with the family’s standard for the highest quality, is the foundation for Adamo Estate Winery. Along with their drive to succeed, the Adamos sought sage advice (from winemakers like Jonas Hinterland) and capable staff, like their Vineyard and Winery Manager, Shauna White, whose experience is surpassed only by her passion for excellence.

THE GREAT ROOM A beautiful bright space, casual seating – open kitchen concept, also offers a panoramic view of the vineyard. Open the nano-wall to the outdoor patio and feel like you’re sitting with the vines.

THE GREAT ROOM
A beautiful bright space, casual seating – open kitchen concept, also offers a panoramic view of the vineyard. Open the nano-wall to the outdoor patio and feel like you’re sitting with the vines.

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Audio Podcast 06222018 RoseDay2018Banner

Coming up on the next The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast. International Rosé Day #RoséAllDay. June 22nd, 2018

Júlia Florista (1883-1925)

Portuguese wine Júlia Florista launches in Ontario, follow up to Porta 6. Easter wines under $9.00!

Júlia Florista

Portuguese wine Júlia Florista launches in Ontario, follow up to Porta 6. Easter wines under $9.00!

Júlia Florista (1883-1925): Flower seller during the day, Fado singer at night. A true bohemian soul known in the old streets of Lisbon and taverns alike for her breathtaking fado singing. Her life and death had all the ingredients of a fado song… (Although short lived she left us 2 precious vinyl records named: “Espirito Fado”). We dedicate these wines to her memory.

Júlia  Florista White Blend

Julia Florista White White Blend

Júlia Florista White Blend

Fresh and fruity, with aromas with tropical fruit and citrus in the foreground. On the palate, enjoy flavours of passionfruit and citrus, with refreshing minerality on the finish. Serve with grilled fish or seafood.

Limited Time Offer Until April 1, 2018

Júlia Florista

Júlia Florista

Júlia Florista Red Blend

Júlia Florista Red Blend

Júlia Florista Red Blend

Bright ruby, aged color with pale gold and tawny tones. Fruit aroma, vegetal hints. Medium body with elegant spices and delicate finale.

Limited Time Offer Until April 1, 2018
Porta 6

Brand new to our market, a new Portuguese wine called Porta 6!

“Porta 6 a 90 POINTER”, claims Decanter Magazine is from the region of Lisboa. It brings great taste, super value, and street art all together.

On this week’s audio podcast…Ancient Vines,Historic Wines, Antiques, Beringer Vineyards, Taylor-Fladgate Port plus a great new find, Porta 6.

EPISODE 38

Victoria Ivanyushkina, will be calling in from the UK.Victoria is the Director of BinCellar Limited and fills us in on our latest discovery.

Listen to Victoria Ivanyushkina at 42:52 minutes in the show

Porta 6, Vr Lisboa Regional Blended Red

Porta 6, Vr Lisboa
Regional Blended Red

About The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast

Our radio show “Taking Life One Sip at a Time” is an radio audio podcast. On the show we share with the audience our passion and sense of adventure for delectable and fascinating foods, wine, spirits and lifestyle discoveries. Our motto “everything in life somehow comes back to the vine. Living life large and with integrity intertwined with a variety of guests from around the globe.Chatting with celebrity chefs and winemakers, exotic food purveyors, artists, musicians, sports personalities, lifestyle advocates and fashion icons be sure to tune in for an hour of lively topical and educational conversation.

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Julien Cothenet of Remy Pannier

Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou is the #1 selling rosé in Ontario! Find out why on The Wine Ladies audio podcast….

Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou

Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou

We’ll start off by welcoming Export Director Julien Cothenet at Remy Pannier out of the Loire Valley. What better place to start than France well known for its rosés and Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou is the #1 selling rosé in Ontario.

Listen to Julien Cothenet at 4:30 minutes into the show.

Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou

Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou

Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou

Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou

On this week’s radio show…Everything is coming up Rosé…Think pink when you grab a drink!

Episode 24 

Rosés are one of the hottest trends in wine,enjoying huge growth in popularity and are definitely getting the respect they are due.Gone are the days of super sweet and sappy pink rosés.

Now when you think pink, think crisp,dry,fruity,delicious and well made wines from most wine growing regions around the world. And so today we salute rosé. It is the perfect time with the warm weather upon us, and to learn more about what makes pink the perfect drink for summer enjoyment and beyond.

Ask The Wine Ladies June 2015 – Why is rosé wine so popular now?

VQA wine regions

Is there a new Ontario wine region we don’t know about? Ask The Wine Ladies.

 Dear Wine Ladies,

My husband and I always try to support our own Ontario wines and discovered recently an Ontario wine that came from an area we had no idea made wine. Most familiar with the Viticultural Areas and Prince Edward County regions we were surprised when a friend brought over a wine from the Oak Ridges Moraine just north of Toronto. Is this a new wine region? Are there others that perhaps just don’t get the attention the well known regions receive?

Sarah, Burlington, Ontario

Ask The Wine Ladies

Ask The Wine Ladies- Please submit your questions to info@thewineladies.com

Dear Cindy,

The landscape for wine grape growing in Ontario is definitely evolving however to date, there are still just the three primary Viticultural Areas or appellations of origin which are the Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie North Shore and Prince Edward County.


There are several emerging wine regions though of which the Oak Ridges Moraine is one. According to Wine Country Ontario a few of the promising areas include the eastern Erie shore near Long Point. Summer temperatures are slightly warmer than in Niagara. You mentioned just north of Toronto on the Oak Ridges Moraine where in fact several vineyards have already yielded VQA wines.  

Close to Georgian Bay there are also vineyards planted as well. Finally near Prince Edward County in the Northumberland Hills you can also find several vineyards.

Some of the reasons for this expansion into new areas is due to the research being conducted in viticulture, the experience growers are gaining in understanding the “terroir” and also the consumer interest in general.

We have had the pleasure to visit, or are familiar with are Willow Springs Winery producing VQA wines, located in Stouffville. Burning Kiln Winery in Norfolk County with award winning winemaker Andrzej Lipinski at the helm. Finally The Georgian Hills Vineyards that include grapes growing on the hills overlooking Georgian Bay. On Canada Day why not explore the beautiful bounty Ontario has to offer in your wine glass, cheers!

The Wine Ladies

Georgia and Susanne

Please submit your questions to Georgia and Susanne to info@thewineladies.com

Meet Shauna White winemaker of Adamo Estate Winery, the 1st winery of Ontario’s next emerging wine region.