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Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery

3210 Staff Avenue, L0R 1S0 Jordan, ON
Canada
Telephone +1 905 5621719
Fax +1 905 5623334

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wines of Canada

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ProWein 2020 hall map (Hall 9): stand D48

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.03  wines from North America
  • 01.03.01  wines from Canada
  • 01.03.01.02  wines from Ontario
  • 01.03.01.02.03  wines from Niagara Peninsula

Our products

Product category: wines from Niagara Peninsula

2016 Robert's Block Riesling

One of Niagara’s most notable and classic Rieslings.  Taking the time to enjoy the nose and palate will reveal why.  Complex nuances of lemon oil, tangerine, clementine and fresh honey accompany slate and wet stone notes that are elegant, subtle and seamlessly intertwined.  A firm fresh palate that is off dry and balanced display vibrant, clean and focused orange with key lime, honey and minerality with a twist of lemon curd.  Lengthy, transitioning, complex, zippy with a commendable extract.  Finishes dry.  Drinking well now until 2026 minimum.  Enjoy with seafood, fish, appetizers, poultry, and salads or simply on its own.

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Product category: wines from Niagara Peninsula

2016 The Louie Pinot Gris

2016 was a hot, dry vintage that created a Pinot Gris more intense and ageable than prior vintages on the estate. Sue-Ann fermented and aged this wine in French oak for 10 months to create a dry, round, weighty Gris that balances freshness on the first sniff and sip, with a lovely long buxom finish with hints of smoke. This wine will age like a champion. Enjoy now with seafood, poultry, pork, or composed salads. 

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Product category: wines from Niagara Peninsula

Fancy Farm Girl - Frissonesque Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Lifted and focused aromatics of tropical fruits especially passionfruit and ripe white grape notes are balanced with a clean, bright, fruit filled palate with a lengthy finish. Frissonesque is zesty and elegant from the first sniff to the very last sip. Pair with classics like asparagus in season, chèvre, pasta with lemon cream, or seafood. Perfect with a white pizza topped with herbed chicken.

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Product category: wines from Niagara Peninsula

2016 Howard's Icewine Vidal

Vibrant fruit notes reverberate throughout this wine with gorgeous minerality threaded throughout the palate and finish.  Look for candied lemon peel, orange marmalade and peach jam with wet stone and balancing acidity.  A lengthy seductive finish persists.

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Product category: wines from Niagara Peninsula

2016 Elisha's Chardonnay

Complex and elegant with subtle oak intertwined throughout.  Fruit sensations of rock melon and pear dance with almond, vanilla and cedar notes on both the nose and medium bodied palate.  Subtle ripe apple, hazelnut, lemon zest and pastry sensations add complexity.  A sense of minerality wafts in and out of the wine.  Drink 2018-2021.  Great with poultry, cream sauces, young cheeses and anything wrapped in puffed pastry.

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Product category: wines from Niagara Peninsula

Fancy Farm Girl - Frivolous White 2017

Light coloured white wine with crisp cool climate hues.  Lifted aromatics pairing nuances of grapefruit zest, minerality evolving to honeyed fruit as the wine warms.  Citrus and minerality reappear on the palate, balancing the residual sugars with lively acidity creating a zippy, mouth-watering Riesling experience.  Enjoy with appetizers such as smoked salmon, seafood, poultry, mild cheeses or on its own. 

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Product category: wines from Niagara Peninsula

2017 The Lenny Pinot Grigio

Aromatics alive with spice reminiscent of 5-spice, cement and lime juice with a wisp of smokiness laced throughout. A bone-dry palate with Asian spices, cardamom and smoke dominate the palate but a vibrance of citrus weaves its way through that transitions between tangerine and kumquats. Elegant, light to medium bodied with intriguing complexity. Enjoy on its own, with any appetizers, pork, poultry, cheese (especially smoked provolone) and nuts.

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Product category: wines from Niagara Peninsula

2018 Bank Barn Baco Noir

Dense colour and focused primary fruit sensations dominate the wine.  Lifted aromatics of blueberry, stewed black raspberries and mint leap from the glass.  A cherry jam loaded palate with earthiness intrigues the senses.  A pithiness (a cherry pit note) breaks up the fruit overload.  The finish is dry, fruity and clean.  Too easy.  Too yummy.  Too versatile.  Enjoy with rustic fare of pizza, pasta, sausage, pot roast, stews, mushroom, cheese (esp blue!), BBQ, and milk chocolate. 

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About us

Company details

I am Sue-Ann Staff, a fifth generation grape grower and 2002 Ontario Winemaker of the Year. I am privileged to have grown up learning to love the land, the joy of the harvest and the pleasure of wine from grandparents and parents. Formal wine education took to me the University of Adelaide to put the science and art behind my passion for wine. And now, I have the good fortune to make wine on my family's 200 year old estate in Jordan, Canada from grapes we have tended.

The Staff family originally immigrated to Canada from Lincolnshire England in the late 1700s. This property at 3210 Staff Avenue was acquired by Robert Staff and has remained in the Staff family for over 200 years. Through two centuries it has transformed several times due to the changes in agriculture commencing as a mixed fruit and livestock homestead to, currently, an estate winery and vineyard operation.

The first vineyard was planted in 1898 by my great-grandfather Howard Alexander Staff and my great-great uncle. It is a 3.3 acre block on Concord's located at the corner of Staff Avenue and 17th Street.

This vineyard is over 100 years old, is still in operation today, and is perhaps the oldest productive vineyard in Ontario. We will continue to keep it for generations to come as part of a living legacy.

Over the next 100 years, the property served as a hub for the agricultural enterprise that expanded to, at one time being, the largest privately owned fruit growing operation in Canada which included over 800 acres of grapes.

Through each generation, the dream of owning and operating a winery existed. Today, the dream has come into reality. The small, quality oriented winery produces only VQA wines from grapes grown on the property. The range includes enticing, vibrant white wines; fresh, intriguing reds; luscious traditional sparklings and decadent Icewines.
 

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