Aging is the key to adding more aroma, flavour, character and especially quality to your wines. All of our wines will improve with a minimum of three months of aging and will continue to improve over time. How long this improvement will successfully continue depends on factors such as the type of wine and the conditions under which it is stored.
As a rule, the more intensely flavoured and darker a wine is, the longer it will benefit from aging. Use the guide below to give you a general idea of the suggested aging periods for our wines.
Suggested Aging Periods by Wine Series
|Island Mist and Niagara Mist||Drinkable at bottling time||Holds up to one year|
|Vintners Reserve Whites||Minimum 1 month||Maximum one year|
|Vintners Reserve Reds||Minimum 2 months||Maximum one year|
|Selection Original, Selection International, and Limited Edition Whites||Minimum 1-3 months||Maximum 1-2 years|
|Selection Original, Selection International, and Limited Edition Reds||Minimum 3-6 months||Maximum 2-3 years|
|Eclipse Whites||Minimum 2-4 months||Maximum 2-3 years|
|Eclipse Reds||Minimum 6-9 months||Maximum 3-4 years|
|Cellar Craft Showcase Reds and Whites||Aging periods vary, see wine in question|
|California Connoisseur Whites||Minimum 1 month||Maximum 18 months|
|California Connoisseur Reds||Minimum 2 months||Maximum 2 years|