Somewhereness: Dashin’ Dancin’ and Prancin’ Pack

Welcome to Somewhereness What is Somewhereness you ask? For 11 wineries in Ontario, it is described as  “mysterious time capsules we know as bottles of wine. 


The Wine

Flat Rock Cellars 2014 Reserve Riesling

Flat Rock Cellars is located on the Niagara escarpment in the Twenty Mile Bench appellation, atop deep limestone soil. The Reserve Riesling is made only in select vintages and is a blend of our Nadja’s Vineyard, planted in 2001, and a selection of fruit from our 2004 planting of Riesling. These select parcels were left on the vine for an additional 3 weeks to increase the concentration of the berries, and to showcase the citrus side of this bone-dry cool-climate Riesling.

Malivoire 2017 Small Lot Gamay

This wine is born from fruit raised in our estate vineyard on the Beamsville Bench, where the vines are now just over 15 years old. Harvested by hand and farmed sustainably, the vineyard produces Gamay that exhibits crunchy red fruits and a hint of white pepper consistently, vintage after vintage. Winemaker Shiraz Mottiar uses a combination of de-stemmed fruit and whole clusters during fermentation to ensure that the purity of the vineyard is highlighted. Similarly, new oak is eschewed in favour or neutral wood and stainless steel.

Southbrook 2016 Triomphe Merlot

Hand harvested from certified organic vineyards across Niagara, the ripe fruit of a warm vintage and subtle oak give the wine a lush, hedonistic quality. Rich in texture and flavour, Southbrook’s Triomphe Merlot will transform on your palate and unfold the story of terroir, climate, vine, vintner, and bring you into the world of “Somewhereness.”


The Experience

As ethereal gifts of a carefully tended location and a moment in time, each is imprinted with a vineyard’s sense of place, its soil, climate, seasons, vintage variations — and its maker’s methods.” Matt Kramer, author and Wine Spectator columnist describes Somewhereness as a “blend of terroir, climate, vine and vintner that lets a wine stand apart.” We are presenting wines from 6 wineries belonging to the Somewhereness group, building extra special