Passport Case – Explore The County

Explore the County with a WineAlign curated case of 12 different bottles that narrate the current and future story of PEC.

This past March WineAlign partnered with the Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association to organize a comprehensive tasting of current releases of 100 percent VQA wines from the Ontario wine region. From this tasting, 12 wines were selected by the WineAlign Crü to reflect the current state of PEC wines — and this case is now available for purchase.

John Szabo does a deep dive on the county here:  Critical Mass: The Wines of Prince Edward County .

Conduct your own virtual tasting tour of the County or tune up your palate for your next in-person visit with this collection of top winery addresses. From world-beating bubbles, to sharp and saline, genuinely cool climate chardonnay, and fragrant and floral, ethereal pinot noirs, the County has finally reached a critical mass of serious producers and quality wines. PEC has been dripping with potential since first explored for grapevines in the mid-1990s. We’ve observed how the County evolved from a backwater of largely mom-and-pop operations struggling to tame the wild and uniquely challenging winegrowing conditions to a region of hardened, savvy, confident vignerons, many now with a couple of decades of history in the wine library.

Re-focussed specialization, a fine-tuning of techniques, and a shift from running on passion and a prayer to operating a business is well underway.

The cases are scheduled to be delivered in early May. The 12 bottle case costs $559 plus delivery. The price includes all taxes and repackaging fees.

Delivery fees are estimated at $20 in Ontario (shipping locations & fees).


The Wines Score
Broken Stone Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2021 92 pts
Closson Chase Churchside Chardonnay 2020 95 pts
Hinterland Les Etoiles 2018 94 pts
Huff Estates Buried Vine Pinot Gris 2021 92 pts
Lighthall Vineyards Culmination Nature 2019 93 pts
Morandin Wines County Chardonnay 2020 93 pts
Rosehall Run Ceremony Estate Grown And Bottled Blanc De Blancs 2017 93 pts
Rosehall Run St Cindy Chardonnay 2020 94 pts
Stanners Pinot Noir 2020 93 pts
Stanners The Narrow Rows Pinot Noir 2020 93 pts
Stanners Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2020 93 pts
Trail Estate Chardonnay Vintage Five 2021 93 pts

The Details:

The Passport – Explore The County case is scheduled to ship in early May. In order to know the number of committed participants, we require a $100 refundable deposit to secure every order.

Okay, let’s do this! I’m ready to order the Passport Case – Explore The County.  The 12 bottle case is $559 plus delivery fees. The price includes all taxes and repackaging fees.

Delivery fees are estimated at $20 Ontario (shipping locations & fees). We use professional wine couriers, wherever possible..

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