Featherstone Winery & Vineyard
David Johnson and Louise Engel have poured their hearts into this 20-hectare, eco-friendly estate tucked into the Escarpment in the Twenty Mile Bench appellation. Insecticide-free, the vineyard plants are trimmed by grazing sheep; grape-thieving starlings are warded off by falcons that Engel has trained. Pristine, racy Riesling best captures the terroir, both in the Featherstone Black Sheep label and the 20-27 brand by assistant winemaker Kevin Panagapka. Sauvignon Blanc, rosé and Cabernet Franc - as well as Chardonnay aged in Canadian oak - round out the portfolio. The veranda wrapping the classic country farmhouse is one of the most tranquil spots in Niagara for a weekend lunch.