Discover Canada’s Cabernet Franc

A WineAlign Webinar Feb 13 with the Winemakers of Andrew Peller
Co-Hosted by Sara d’Amato and David Lawrason

Cabernet Franc is spiking in this country, rapidly becoming Canada’s Cabernet. It is particularly ascending in Niagara. In WineAlign’s 2020 Guide to Canada’s Best Wines, nine of the top ten scoring cab francs were from Niagara, and three of those were by winemakers working within the Andrew Peller group, including the top scoring Thirty Bench 2017 Small Lot Cabernet Franc which achieved an aggregate 94 point rating from the five National Wine Awards judges. (Read the Category Overview by Janet Dorozynski)

Cabernet Franc is vital in the blends of Bordeaux and it flies solo in the best appellations of France’s Loire Valley. It is gaining notice around the world, but Niagara, where it has long been the number one red variety by acreage, is emerging as a special perhaps even charmed locale. So, what is driving its newfound success here?  

All will be revealed during this hour-long Zoom webinar with three winemakers who have been instrumental in changing the dial for cab franc: Emma Garner of Thirty Bench, Katie Dickieson of Peller Estates and Craig MacDonald of Trius, who is also head winemaker for the entire group in Ontario and B.C. and will bring Okanagan cab franc into the discussion.  

You can taste along by ordering the WineAlign Virtual Tasting trio of wines. You may or not be able to assemble guests to join you that eve, but it is Valentine’s Day weekend and we are certain you can find creative ways to enjoy three very fine bottles over a 48-hour period. And you might even order extra sets for the cellar.

In order to taste along with us on Saturday February 13th you’ll need to pre-order one of these exclusive 3-packs. 
There are only limited quantities available and these special cases are only available until February 1st.

Price: $155.15 including all taxes and free delivery.

Order a Cabernet Franc Trio Case Here

Wine List


Thirty Bench Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2017

Trius Red The Icon 2018

Peller Estates Signature Series Cabernet Franc 2017

Order Your Trio Here

Date: Saturday, February 13th
Time: 5pm – 6pm EST
Where: Click here to register for the webinar

To chat with us, you’ll need to need to use Zoom (which is free). If you are new to Zoom, give yourself a few minutes to download and install the app prior to 5pm.