In the spring of 2005 Mike Weir launched his virtual estate winery to showcase Niagara Peninsula wines. Although, it is still a virtual winery soon production will take place in a facility that has been recently purchased.
Mike Weir Wine gained instantly a critical success across the country, and consumers started buying large quantities for their everyday consumption.
After three years Mike Weir Wine was selling 30 000 cases across Canada a feat very few wineries have been able to achieve in the country.
Sales support Mike Weir Foundation that assists children in physical, emotional and financial need.
A marketing agreement was made with worldwide alcoholic beverage leader Diageo brands, that own Smirnoff vodka, Guinness Beer, Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur, and Johnnie Walker Scotch brands to promote and sell Weir wines across the country and all over the world.
Mike Weir’s 2008 Niagara Estate Riesling was just awarded the Best White Wine Of The Year Trophy at the All Canadian Wine Championships.
In all Mike Weir Wine produces five wines plus icewine.
Some are available at the L.C.B.O.’s Vintages Essentials catalogue throughout the year, other are made available throughout the year at different releases, others by mail order. For more information, log on to mikeweirwine.com.
Riesling, 2008 this three-year-old Riesling offers fine fruitiness (tangerine and key lime), medium-body, terrific balance and clean finish. Ready to enjoy, but can be cellared fro two to three years.
Sauvignon Blanc, 2009, aromas of pear, lime and grapefruit jump out of the glass. Its racy acidiy will enhance seafood dishes in cream sauces. It will also go well with vegetarian dishes.
Chardonnay, 2008, layers of pear, lemon, and vanilla in the mouth make this crisp wine worth enjoying with oysters, smoked salmon, BBQ salmon, pan-fried salmon, halibut in beer-batter, or roast chicken. The balance is outstanding.
Cabernet/Merlot, 2008 the harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc is well structured, medium-bodied exudes aromas of pepper and spice Enjoy with beer, or lamb stews, roast duck, and well aged (three or more years) Cheddar, Gruyere, Emmenthal, or grana padano.