Chateau Wolff Estates was reborn in 2015 with new owners Matt & Natalie Riga . A boutique producer of Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay.
The Rigas opened The Port Bistro-Pub in Matt’s hometown of Trenton in the summer of 2011. The restaurant saw Matt as chef, Natalie running front of house and quickly became a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Having always enjoyed a nice glass of wine the two made day trips to the Prince Edward County region regularly on their days off. The more they observed in the wineries and learned in the vineyards the more they began to dream of one day owning their own winery. Longing to return to Vancouver Island and wanting to start a family, they sold their restaurant and purchased Chateau Wolff Estate in January 2014.
The vineyards are over 20 years old. They produce a Fortified wine called Rouge from Dornfelder grapes. One of the few Island wineries producing a chardonnay.
Winemaker: Matt and Natalie Riga
Philosophy: grow high quality grapes that speak for themselves. We use old world methods and minimal intervention techniques.