Dancing Swallows Vineyard – The Hutchins Farm came into the family on October 24, 1881. Through the generations the style of farming has gone through many changes, evolving from a full mixed Victorian farm to the current mix of cash crop and vineyard. In 2012 we made the leap, narrowed the list down and planted the first 2½ acres. The next year we added another 3 acres. We narrowed it down to 4 key grapes: Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet, and Baco Noir. There are also small sections of Pinot Noir and Muscat to keep things interesting. For 5½ acres that’s a lot of variation. But it does allow us to stage the hand work as the different varieties develop through the season.
From the test plot we found that keeping the batches small and minimizing the winemaking intervention made wines that started conversations. We’ve kept that approach with the wines we made to share with you. It does mean they can be quite different from year to year. We see this as a good thing – they end up being “A Little Something Different.”
Owned In: Ontario
Made In Amherstburg, ON: