In 2001, Winemaker and proprietor Dan Sullivan set the first Pinot Noir vines in the limestone-laced clay that would become the Rosehall Run Vineyards. Over the last 15 years, Rosehall Run has expanded to now include one of the largest wine processing facilities in the County, an underground barrel cellar blasted into the limestone, a spacious and modern concept Tasting Room, a grocer area offering unique locally produced gourmet foods and an outdoor performance tent, featuring seasonal professional theatre and a blues festival. The impressive portfolio of wines that Dan produces continues to offer an exceptional quality to value proposition, exemplifying some of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay being produced in the country today. Joining the lineup for 2016, is the highly anticipated methode traditionelle Estate-Grown, multi-vintage CEREMONY, “a well-balanced, rich and flavourful sparkling chardonnay” as described by Master Sommelier John Szabo at an Ontario wine tasting.
We spoke to Dan Sullivan, winemaker & owner of Rosehall Run, about all his winery has to offer…
What sets your winery apart from others?
When talking about the best of Rosehall Run, it is first and foremost about the wine, followed closely by our knowledgeable staff, the friendly people from the vineyard to the tasting room.
We offer a set of unique tasting and drinking experiences that run the gamut from our signature JCR Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to our fun, fizzy, flamingo-coloured Pixie sparkling wine.
Which of your wines is your personal favourite and why?
I like to think of our wines as offering a unique personality that sets them apart, but as with many things taken with that which is the newest. With that in mind, our new method champenoise sparkling wine called Ceremony, made from our Hillier grown Chardonnay, is my muse for the upcoming summer of love. Stop by for a splash and see for yourselves!
What should people most look forward to when visiting your winery during this year’s Terroir Run?
We look forward to having PICNIC food truck back again this summer at Rosehall Run, dishing up super tasty and healthy food that can be enjoyed with a glass of wine overlooking the vineyards from our deck or lawn.