Wine in Grocery Stores: Ontario becomes more civilized

Coming soon to your local grocery store -- first beer, and now wine! The new initiative from the Wynn government will provide more options and convenience to the consumer and another channel for wineries to use in selling their wine. Did you know that in most jurisdictions, roughly 80% of the wine sold is local wine, with 20% coming from imports? In Ontario, that rule is reversed. We have a love affair with imported wines, and have a uneasy relationship with local wines. As winegrowers, at Broken Stone Winery we see the sparse penetration of Ontario wines as both a challenge and an opportunity. Indeed, if we could increase VQA market share to 80% from the 6% share it currently holds, then

The Heartbreak Wine

With only a hundred litres of wine to show for hundreds of hours of farming the back acre block, we’ll make a sparkling and call it the Heartbreak wine. We’ll raise a toast to hard work and labours lost, and look forward to our big harvest this year. It’ll take more than a hard frost to take the sparkle from our eyes and the spring from our steps!

The Heartbreak Wine

Heartbreak wine — a toast to the challenges of grape growing in cool climates. With only a hundred litres of wine to show for hundreds of hours of farming the back acre block, we’ll make a sparkling and call it the Heartbreak wine.  We’ll raise a toast to hard work and labours lost, and look forward to our big harvest this year.  It’ll take more than a hard frost to take the sparkle from our eyes and the spring from our steps!

Broken Stone Winery

524 Closson Road | Prince Edward County |  Ontario | Canada

K0K 2J0

© 2017 by Broken Stone Winery Ltd.

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