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Review 2019 Soldier's Grant

2019 Soldier's Grant

(C$20.95 Incl. tax)
Stewed Blackberry • Subtle Cassis • Baking Spice
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc
Partial Appassimento Style
16 Months in Oak • 3.0 g/L • Very Dry

Full Tasting Notes Below

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc wines dominate the Bordeaux and Loire Valley.


Our 2019 Soldier’s Grant is a medium bodied Cabernet blend, consisting of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc. For this particular vintage, 8% of the blend was dried out in the appassimento style. Maturing in French and American oak for sixteen months, this blend is a wine that is strong in character and a fitting way for us to pay homage to the Kew family.

After the War of 1812, the Canadian government awarded Richard Kew the plot of land on which the vineyard sits today. His brother William maintained ownership of the land and ran a successful carriage making business out of the very house in which our retail space is located.

On the nose, stewed blackberry is complemented by notes of clove and baking spice. Cherry, dark red fruits and subtle cassis combine to create a rich palate. Maturing in French and American oak for sixteen months, the finish is incredibly smooth with soft tannins. This vintage of Soldier’s sits on the fuller side of medium bodied, but is incredibly easy going and food-friendly.


The Soldier’s Grant pairs well with heavy butter cream sauces, bitter foods, grilled or seared meats and pizzas. Specific meals that showcase Soldier’s Grant include, duck with huckleberry sauce, slow braised oxtail, pork with apple stuffing, grilled tuna, beef stew, eggplant parmesan and tomato and basil pizza. Cheeses that best pair with this wine are Cheddar, Swiss and Parmesan.

Varietal Vineyard Appellation Fermentation
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12%   Cabernet Franc Estates Niagara Peninsula Aged 16 months, French and American oak
Release Date Alcohol Residual Sugar Cases
August 28, 2022 13.6% 3.0 g/L 1,600