Redtail Vineyard

03 September 2017

Redtail Vineyard   (2.5/5)

This is a (very) small “off the grid” organic vineyard and winery.  They only use solar power and do not filter their wines which leaves them quite cloudy in appearance.  They lost their Pinot Noir vines to a late freeze a couple of years ago and only had three wines when we visited: a Pinot Gris, a Riesling, and a Chardonnay.  All three were good but not great.

The tasting room is very small. There were four people plus the proprietor when we visited and it was full, you could squeeze a couple more in but it would get uncomfortable fast.  The building is just a small farm outbuilding on the edge of the vineyard and is not particularly easy to find.  We say a sign on the main road (Loyalist Parkway) that told us where to turn off but drove past the vineyard and had to turn around and come back to it.  The staff, i.e. the proprietor, was quite knowledgeable and helpful. There is no food offered and the tasting was inexpensive but limited.  The wines are reasonably priced but, again, the lack of selection is quite noticeable.

Building: (2/5)
Grounds: (1/5)
Staff: (4/5)
Tasting: (2/5)
Food: N/A
Price: $$ (average: $23.62)