Between the Lines Winery
Over the past seven years since the opening of Between The Lines in Canada, their
process has been perfected through experimenting with various techniques and exploring inventive winemaking methods pioneered by their master winemaker Yannick Wertsch. The result is a distinguished portfolio of wines that posses a precise flavor and appeal to new wine drinkers and the most seasoned palates.
It all happens in a Big Red Barn on their stunning property in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The modern-rustic space houses the cellar and acts as both a tasting room and our clubhouse.
When it comes to winemaking, Between the Lines is brave, daring, and bold. Flavor and the drinking experience are at the core of everything they do. Their main collections are sophisticated and fun to taste. The whites are pleasant on the palate while the reds are barrel-aged briefly to allow for the preservation of their fruity undertones. The Reserve collection wines are their way of showing off. Older brother Greg Wertsch conducts a careful process of selecting the best grapes from his vineyard to give the his brother Yannick the best opportunity to turn them into something extraordinary.
Fresh flavours and generous weight are countered by bright and refreshing acidity. The laced with soft ripe pear to make it crisp and dry and give it a mouth-watering finish.
Fresh aromas of grapefruit and lychee flower are your first introduction to this wine. These aromas are mirrored on the palate with hints of lychee and then honey crisp apple. The Gewürztraminer is creamy and sweet, yet crisp.
Free of oak, this wine expresses its true nature. Well constructed with bold fruit, pure blueberry and spice aromas greet you on the nose. On the palate the fruit is lively with deep rich plum and black fruit. This unoaked wine comes with its own structure that is enhanced by black pepper spice.
This 2016 Pinot Noir is refreshing, unique and unoaked. Black cherry aromas and a hint of black tea greet you first in the glass with intense red cherry on the palate. This wine is full with a bold texture that softens as it lingers on the long finish.
Suárez Wines is the virtual brand focused on small-lot, ultra-premium wines with unique characters. Produced by Lisa Suarez-Tadus, Marketing Director and Assistant Winemaker at Between The Lines Winery. These wines reflect a collaborative craft with her partnered winemakers and quality vineyards.
The Suárez Pinot Gris is a tribute to the Fumé style wines of North America. Despite a short period of contact, the grey, ruby skin color of Pinot Gris - true to it’s form - gives this wine a rich copper color. Unlike its fruity cousin Grigio, it’s smokey and has a full and broad structure after aged in lightly toasted french oak barrels for 2-years. The bright orchard fruit flavors cuts through the smoke and finishes with hints of floral and spice.