Our third stop was Traders Point Winery.  We were familiar with them from The Swiss Wine Festival but had not been to their tasting room.  This was a nice opportunity to sample from their full line of wines.

  • Chambourcin – Not yet on their printed list, I was excited to try their version of Chambourcin.
  • Marquette – An Indiana grown oaked dry red, this wine was reminiscent of raisins.
  • Normandy Noir – Their version of an oaked Bordeaux blend of Malbec, Carmenere, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Log Cabin – An oaked Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Bootjack – A dry oaked blend of Rougeon and Baco Noir.
  • Riesling – To us, this version was more sweet than dry with a hint of a syrup taste.
  • Princess Aurore – Moving into the sweeter wines this wine was created from the Aurore grapes.
  • Surr-n-Durr – A blend of Catawba, Concord, and Steuben, this wine offer quite a lot of flavor.
  • Point White – From Niagara, this one was true to its grape.
  • Point Blush – I probably should have passed this one by.  Although it was a Zinfandel, it was more like a white Zinfandel and also reminded me of a Sauvignon Blanc.  My evaluation of this one is biased as I am not of white Zin or Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Point Red – From the Geneva grape, I was excited to try this one after learning the grapes had been sourced from another winery that produced and excellent dry Geneva.  This one had good flavor but was too sweet for me.  I much preferred the dryer verisons.
  • Rhubarb – This and the Strawberry Rhubarb are the wines we remember from this winery.  Unfortunately they were out of the Strawberry Rhubarb.  We’re hoping it will be back when we see them again at the Swiss Wine Festival in August.
  • Red Devil Razz – A raspberry wine but a bit too artificial tasting for us.
  • Midnight Cherise – Although this was a sweet wine, it was by far our favorite of this tasting and will be on our shopping list in August.
  • Manslave – An interesting port style wine made from a blend of 7 dry reds and then fortified with distilled Niagara.

We are pretty well stocked up on white and fruit wines, so with their shorter shelf life we held off on purchases, but we will definitely be looking forward to a revisit to Traders Point in August!

On to our next stop!