Donald Ziraldo, co-founder of Inniskillin and founder of Ziraldo Icewine, has partnered with Inniskillin Estate Winery to now produce his Ziraldo Icewine, at the Inniskillin Niagara Estate Winery.
The Ziraldo Icewine continues to have strong connections back to the Inniskillin and the Ziraldo VQA Riesling Icewine is made from estate-grown fruit and “naturally frozen on the vine”.
Planted in 2007 on the original Inniskillin winery site in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Ziraldo vineyard exclusively grows Riesling grapes. The gently rolling hillside of the sandy loam terroir was also established as a research vineyard in collaboration with the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI, Brock University).
“I’m very excited to be returning to my roots,” said Donald Ziraldo, owner of Ziraldo Estate Winery and co-founder of Inniskillin.
To celebrate, Inniskillin and Ziraldo have partnered to create a limited-edition Icewine gift-pack featuring the classic 2019 Inniskillin Niagara Estate VQA Riesling Icewine and 2014 Ziraldo VQA Riesling Icewine. This gift-pack will be available for purchase at the Inniskillin Niagara Estate winery boutique in the coming months, as COVID restrictions are lifted.In future, Ziraldo will also be playing a role to help continue to share the Inniskillin story supporting its legacy in producing quality wines since 1974.
Check out Donald Ziraldo’s Instagram Live interview with Circle of Wine Writers here.