At Marynissen we have a variety of exceptional wines to choose from that are available from our Wine Shop . Please contact us for deliveries or pick up. We'll be happy to help you!
The wine shop is responsible for sales of almost 70% of our wines. We are open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm in the summer and 10:00am to 5:00pm in the winter. Group tours are also available by appointment.
Gamay Noir - 2009
Picked early in this wacky harvest, the grapes were lighter than usual, with malic acid predominating the mouthfeel. But after a year in the barrel, the wine has developed good concentration and softer acidity. Slight tannins with cranberry and blueberries fill your mouth and coat your palate making this wine a perfect companion for the grill.
Malbec Merlot - 2008
A challenging vintage for reds, but this wine seems to have found its way. 60% Malbec blended with 40% Merlot from the Lot 66 vineyard, have created a medium bodied red needing some aeration and time to open the dark plum fruit and cocoa. Definitely a food wine!
Solstice - 2008
One of our flagship wines, Solstice is a blend of Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Barrelled and blended on the Winter Solstice and bottled on the Summer Solstice gives this wine a recipe 366 days in a combination of new and older American, Canadian and French Oak. Soft and integrated tannin and alcohol helps to carry the cherry and cassis flavours, slightly spicy nose of white pepper and herbaceous garrigue through to a medium length finish.
Merlot - 2007
A beauty of a wine. Black Raspberry and red cherry licorice in the aroma, with hints of earthy forest floor. The taste follows with cherry and chocolate and a nice thread of cinnamon in the finish.
Solstice - 2007
23 barrels of Merlot, 11 barrels of Syrah, and 10 barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon. For a year those wines remained in darkness developing concentration of fruit, structure and balanced finesse. On Dec. 21, 2008, those wines were brought back into the light and blended together to begin a celebration of renewal. The nose shows the ripeness of the vintage with plums, red fruits and toasted vanilla and spice. In the mouth, it comes together with ripe red and dark fruits, a touch of pepper, layered spices, firm tannins and length through the finish. Drink now if you decant it or tuck away in the cellar for 3-5 more years.
Syrah - 2007
Old world charm is how I can best describe this Syrah. Just as the Rhone Valley is known for ripe plum and garrigue with benchmark spiciness, our version has this in spades. Countryside wild herbs and flowers( Garrigue), fresh tobacco leaves, and white pepper are the signature of this wine, with integrated tannins this is the best Syrah we have produced yet. One for the cellar for sure.
Bottoms UP - 2009
A full flavoured, full bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Malbec and Gamay went into the process for this unique wine. After Fermentation, the “ Lees” or heavy sediment is separated from the clearer wine (in a process called racking) in each of the red tanks. The “Bottoms” as they are so lovingly referred to, contain some of the most flavourful and healthy components of the wine. After a long process of settling and racking, the resulting wine is put into barrel for an extended period. We only make this wine in years that warrant the extended contact with the lees. Enjoy it for good health, Bottom’s Up!
Solstice - 2009
2009 was a very different harvest as some of the later ripening varieties hung on the vine until mid to late November before they achieved optimal ripeness. On December 21, 2009 14 barrels of Merlot, 10 barrels of Syrah, and 9 barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon were filled. For a year those wines remained in darkness developing concentration of fruit, structure and balanced finesse. On Dec. 21, 2010, the barrels were emptied and blended into tank A swirl of the glass, releases the fragrant bouquet dried fruit such as blueberry and prune, with an underpinning of cigar box (cedar and tobacco) and herbs. The taste follows through from the aroma, but adds a layer of white pepper, firm tannins and length through the finish. Drink now if you decant it or tuck away in the cellar for 3-5 more years. This wine is classic “food wine” reminiscent of the great wines of Bordeaux. Enjoy it with any number of meats cooked on the BBQ or in the cooler months, with roasted meat and root vegetables.