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Following our experience at our last stop, we thought it was going to rough for any other wineries to measure up.  Laurentide did not disappoint.  Their approach was a little different than many of the other wineries we had visited. For most of their offerings, we did side by side tastings of the same wine from two different vintages.  You’ll see from our list how things paired up:

  • 2013 Pinot Gris
  • 2014 Pinot Gris
  • 2013 Chardonnay
  • 2014 Chardonnay
  • 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2014 Dry Riesling
  • 2013 Emergence – a white blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling
  • 2014 Emergence – a white blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling
  • 2012 Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Pinot Noir

All their wines were crafted in a French style and were delicious.  We very much enjoyed both Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs which was a big surprise to us as typically we don’t care for those varietals.  Once again, this was a perfect example of why you should try everything.  It also reinforced that there was something very special about artistry with which wines from this area are made.  My favorite was the 2013 Pinot Gris.  Preferring the slighter sweetness, Bushmaster’s favorite was the 2014 Emergence.  Aary’s top pics were the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc and the 2012 Pinot Noir.

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Fortunately our wine excursions revealed that most wineries were Pokestops which made things so much better for our son who could not sample with is. Actually, we all were playing Pokemon Go throughout the trip.  And so were some of the winemakers!

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Among the other treasures available for purchase at Laurentide, was this fantastic poster showing all the grape varietals.  It was a must have for our own wine making workshop.

Even if you don’t think you like whites, this is still a winery to explore.  Like us, you are sure to find some nice surprises here.

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