There is often a buzz on the Internet about a wine or winery that seems to have graped very onces attention. Lately I have been hearing a number of good things about the wines of Kew Vineyards in Beamsville Ontario. The community of Beamsville is part of the town of Lincoln in the province of Ontario in Canada. It is located along the southern shore of Lake Ontario and lies within the fruit belt of the Niagara Peninsula.
Beamsville is a wine town. Among the notable wineries here are Angels Gate Winery, CornerStone, Daniel Lenko Estate Winery, Fielding Estate Winery, Good Earth Vineyard and Winery, Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery , Legends Estate Winery, Magnotta Winery, Malivoire Wine Company, Organized Crime, Rennie Estate Winery, Rosewood Estate Winery and Meadery, and Thirty Bench Winery. Just to name a few keeping good company with Kew.
The property located at 4696 King Street traces its history back over 150 years. The Kew homestead is historically familiar with mixing business and pleasure. William Kew not only built the house in which the winery stands, but he and his family lived in the home and even operated a successful carriage making company from the house.
In 1975, a Mr. Hermann Weis took on the task of planting some of Niagara’s first Riesling vines right on our estate. Bringing his own clones from Germany, Mr. Weis unknowingly became a true pioneer of Ontario’s wine region
The winery describes the property today: Kew Vineyards is meant to be an awakening of the senses and the soul. Our timeless, 80 acre, historical property seamlessly blends old world elegance and new world charm, providing no other option but to relax and soak in the entirety of Kew.
Tee Kew is know for their sparkling wines with a silver for their Blanc de Noirs at the All Canadian Championships.
Their Old Vine Chardonnay 2016 took home a Gold as did 2015 Fume Blanc Sauvignon Blanc As did the 2017 Marsanne Viognier
Their impressive cellar of wines continued together praise add 2015 Pinot Noir with a silver. In the older Cabernet Franc 2014 Heritage.
Philip Dowell is the winemaker.
The Kew Vineyards seems like a perfect winery to visit.