30 Days of Local Wine – Day One: Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, 2008 Riesling

Sprucewood Shores has produced a crisp Riesling, full of delicious green apple flavours. This semi-sweet wine fills your mouth with suppleness while finishes with a lingering fruit finish. Enjoy now until 2009. Pairs well with spicy foods, pork, and chicken.

“This is the way a Riesling should taste”, explains Gary Killops of EssexWineReview.com. “This wine is an excellent sipper.”

Steve Mitchell of Sprucewood Shores recommends this recipe with a glass (or bottle) of his Riesling:

Green Apple Chutney

  • 15 tart green apples – peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, quartered
  • 3 (1 inch) pieces fresh ginger root, peeled
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. In a saucepan, mix the apples, onion, ginger, vinegar, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, white pepper, cardamom, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until the apples are tender. Mix in some water if necessary to keep the ingredients moist. Remove the onion and ginger, and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

As WindsorEats would always prefer, try to use as many local ingredients as possible.

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