Ravine wins a Gold Medal Award for a wine that is near and dear to our hearts

Ravine Vineyard accepts a Gold Medal award for 2012 Ravine Vineyard Lonna’s Block Cabernet Franc in the Intervin International Wine Awards competition. We would like to congratulate our Winemaker Martin Werner and Assistant Winemaker Ben Minaker on a truly successful win, as the Lonna’s Block Cabernet Franc is an outstanding varietal that is very special to us here at Ravine.

The Cabernet Franc vines that surround the horse paddock facing York Road are named after Norma Jane’s late sister Lonna, who looked after and loved her horses that reside on the Ravine Estate. The two rows closest to the York Road entrance were chosen by our Winemakers and the Harber family to produce Lonna’s Block Cabernet Franc, as they are the best and most fruitful of our Cabernet Franc varietal. This ruby, red wine has aromas of ripe raspberries, dark chocolate and rosemary. It is a full-bodied wine with well-integrated and firm tannins.

The winners will be featured in an awards edition of the Intervin Magazine. The full list of awards will be released on Monday, October 6 where they will celebrate Winery of the Year, Gold, Silver and Best Value winners with press releases leading up to the launch of the special edition of VINES. 2010 Ravine Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay and 2013 Cabernet Rose also received honourable ratings at the Intervin International Wine Awards competition.

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery is a family owned biodynamic and organic winery located on
St. Davids Bench in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Ravine opened in 2008 and has been recognized for producing VQA varietals on a farm that is steeped in history. Also known as the Upper Lowrey Farm, the family has milled, farmed and canned fruit at Ravine for 5 generations. The farm is known to be one of the first commercial grape vineyards in the area with 500 vines planted in 1869.