Looking for what to drink at the inaugural Urban Wine Festival is taking place June 28-29, 2019 in Lanspeary Park, Windsor, Ontario? We got ya.

The festival will be a blending of art and wine with an urban feel, hence the name. While we’re located in an award winning wine region, the festival will be putting some of the locals up alongside some great international wines. In fact, we sat down with the lovely folks from Wineology and handpicked the list for maximum enjoyment. Also, Wineology staff will be present and serving, sharing their vast knowledge of wine with festival goers.

When you’re purchasing your tickets for the festival, please note that the festival is using a cashless/tokenless system. In fact, we won’t even have a token booth on site! Everything will be handled through your own personal cell phone. You just need to download the Token Mobile app and take it from there. You’ll even be able to purchase your food and beverage tokens in advance so you can just walk in and start enjoying.

Back to the wines, while some wineries will be standalone, several of the tents will also be featuring solely specific varieties from around the world. The list below will continue to have wines and wineries added as we get closer to the festival. That being said, here’s a peek as to what will be served at the 2019 Urban Wine Festival.

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Trapiche (Argentina)
Deep ruby red colour; cassis, plum, raisin and bell pepper aroma; dry, medium-full body and medium intensity fruit flavour, forward tannin in the finish.

Manage a Trois (Napa)
Lush, garnet-hued blend will thrill you with its berry flavors, firm tannins and long, sumptuous finish. You’ll be spoiled by the richness of glorious grapes sourced from not one, not two, but three of California’s grand growing regions where deliciously grown grapes reign supreme.

Caymus (Napa)
From one of Napa’s pioneering families and possessing all the signature lush flavours and aromas of premium Cali Cabs — crème de cassis, cocoa, anise and cardamom — this is definitely a trophy wine.

 

MERLOT

Les Jamelles (France)
A deep ruby colour with forward dark fruit aromas that include black berries, currants and cherries; medium body, easy drinking.

Las Mulas (Chile)
Deep ruby with purple highlights; the nose offers moderate aromas of mixed red berry, plum, black cherry, and toasted oak; the palate is dry and medium-bodied with medium acid and tannins with concentrated flavours of black cherry, plum and vanilla followed by a medium length finish.

 

PINOT GRIGIO

Trapiche (Argentina)
Trapiche is Argentina’s largest fine wine exporter. This refreshing and versatile pinot grigio has pronounced aromas of ripe pear, lemon, marzipan and tropical fruit. Dry, with balanced acidity and medium body. Ripe tropical fruit and citrus flavours, and hints of spice and minerality.

Santa Margherita (Italy)
LCBO Vintages releases thousands of wines each year, and this is consistently a top seller. It put Pinot Grigio on the map with its refreshing green apple, peach and citrus notes.

 

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Big Bill (South Africa)
This label pays tribute to the legendary first manager of South Africa’s KWV wine company, Bill Millar. All of the hallmark sauvignon blanc character, with lime, melon and herbal notes leading the way. Light-bodied, with lively acidity.

Villa Maria (New Zealand)
Pale straw colour; intense aromas of gooseberry, lime, grass and asparagus; dry, medium bodied, crisp acidity, and flavours of bell pepper, gooseberry citrus; clean, crisp finish.

 

ROSÉ & BUBBLY

Folonari Rosé (Italy)
Pinot grigio grapes are a pale coppery pink colour. When crushed, an extended period of skin contact gives the wine a pale salmon pink colour. Expect fragrant apple, pear, floral and tropical fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is crisp and light-bodied, with strawberry and rhubarb flavours. Perfect for being al fresco!

Santa Margherita Prosecco (Italy)
We’ve heard this Prosecco is a celebrity favourite. That’s not surprising because it is distinctive, rich and fresh with vibrant, satisfying bubbles. From the producer of Vintages’ top-selling white wine, this sparkler over-delivers for the price.

Veuve Champagne (France)
Pale lemon with fine bubbles; the nose is filled with aromas of apple, pear, toast and brioche; the palate is extra-dry and medium to full body with flavours that match the aromas.

 

CABERNET FRANC

To be announced.

 

RIESLING

Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery (EPIC, Canada)
Awaken your senses with a bright and distinct peach and citrus nose, followed by a refreshing green apple finish. Recently a gold medal winner at the All Canadian Wine Championships.

 

MALBEC

To be announced.