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|
|Classic Whites||Minimum 1 month||Maximum one year|
|Classic Reds||Minimum 2 months||Maximum one year|
|Reserve Whites & Limited Edition Whites||Minimum 1-3 months||Maximum 1-2 years|
|Reserve Reds & Limited Edition Reds||Minimum 3-6 months||Maximum 2-3 years|
|Private Reserve Whites||Minimum 2-4 months||Maximum 2-3 years|
|Private Reserve Reds||Minimum 6-9 months||Maximum 3-4 years|
|On the house Whites||Minimum 1 month||Maximum 18 months|
|On the house Reds||Minimum 2 months||Maximum 2 years|