Located on the southeastern portion of the Niagara Lakeshore sub-appellation, Stratus Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake produces delightful red wine, white wine and icewines. Spread across 62 acres, the terroir and climate of the region helps the winery to grow grape varieties that are unique to this appellation.
Through the practice of low-yield viticulture, the grapes clusters per vine are limited and thinned out to produce wine with intense, complex flavours. The vineyard, divided into 44 separate blocks, is used to cultivate 11 varieties of red grapes and 7 types of white wine producing grapes. The winery combines traditional methods and modern facilities to deliver wine that is of the highest quality. Sustainable wine-growing practices led to Stratus Winery becoming the first fully LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) winery in the world in 2005. Recycled materials were used in good measure to build the winery and eco-friendly facilities like a super-insulated roof and geothermal heating and cooling are the norm at this winery. Usage of chemical fertilisers and pesticides is also limited.
Visit this environment-friendly winery and experience the unique innovations used to produce wine. Then learn sustainable practices followed at the winery and then enjoy a tasting of Stratus premium wines.