Stanners Vineyard


76 Station Road, Hillier, Ontario

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Stanners Vineyard is a small family-run artisanal winery in Hillier, Prince Edward County, Ontario. We lovingly produce just 1000 cases per year – small, limited releases of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, and Riesling. Our winemaker Colin Stanners is keenly dedicated to allowing the grapes to express their terroir. With patience and focus, Colin is making polished, complex, award winning wines, allowing the each vintage to speak clearly and with purity. Our vineyard is managed using sustainable farming practices and our wine is produced in an energy efficient straw bale building.
Stanners Vineyard was founded by Cliff and Dorothy Stanners and their son Colin and daughter-in-law Mary Macdonald. We developed a deep love of wine through tasting and making wine for years as amateurs – Cliff and Dorothy in Montreal, and Colin and Mary in Northern California.

While on a tandem cycling trip, Cliff and Dorothy discovered the serene beauty that Prince Edward County offers and were excited to learn that it was a promising, and very intriguing, wine growing region. When we first were tasting wines from the original County producers we were struck by all the fractured limestone in the region’s shallow soil and how it imparted minerality, bright fruit flavours, and complexity to the wines. There was a clear sense that this was a truly unique region, which seemed ideally suited for exquisite Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. After much research and despite the crazy necessity to protect the vines from winter cold by burying canes from every plant under a hill of dirt, we chose our spot, purchased 25 acres in 2003 and started planting in 2005!

Now we have about 19,000 vines on 7.5 acres. The vines are planted close together at high density in order to encourage the roots to grow down deep into the fractured limestone and so that each vine need only produce a small number of clusters, giving more concentrated flavours in the fruit. Our vines are managed using sustainable practices – we basically follow organic principles but will use non-organic sprays if it is required to save our crop. An enormous amount of hand labour goes into the training, pruning and canopy management of the vines, and harvest is done entirely by hand.

Colin’s approach to making wine is traditional, non-interventionist, and patient, resulting in artisanal, award winning wines of exceptional quality. Our hope is that the unique conditions for each vintage can be discerned in the flavours of our wine as they evolve in your glass. We invite you to share in our enjoyment of wine.

Cliff, Dorothy, Colin and Mary
We normally ship within two business days of receiving your order. Shipping time is additional, depending on the method of shipment you select. Someone 19 or older must both place the order and receive it. Minimum purchase is two (2) bottles. Mixed cases are happily accepted.
We would like you to be completely satisfied by your purchase. If you have any problems with your order, please contact [email protected] within 48 hours of receipt.

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