St. David's Bench Vineyard

WHERE

1025 York Rd. (surrounding the château)

WHEN

Planting began in 1990. First harvest in1994

SIZE

85 acres/34 hectares

VINES/ACRE

1798

SOIL

Haldimand clay loam with 

VARIETIES

Aligoté, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay Noir ‘Droit’, Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Savagnin, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier

WINES

Signature flavour profile is a "feminine" mineralilty
St. David’s Bench Vineyard wine selection

# WIND MACHINES

9


SPECIAL NOTES

  • St. David’s Bench” coined by the Bosc family and sub-appellation is named based on this term
  • Installed with the most extensive vineyard under-drainage system in the world in 1990
  • Home to our Grey Water Management and Recovery Program
  • Research vineyard first established here to examine the effects of high density planting and lyre canopy system grape quality. All grape varieties we grow are represented in these two blocks.
  • The slope of the vineyard is considered moderate – from the Niagara Escarpment at the southern edge to York Road at the northern edge
  • Underground water run off from the Escarpment is rich in limestone. These vines use this water during the growing season contributing to the minerality found in the wines grown here.
  • Dedicated to producing single varietal bottlings 

Autumn Colours on St. David's Bench Vineyard