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Behind The Wall Nov 13-15

Nov 13, 2015



Behind the Wall


Just like that, another week has finished and the staff at Southbrook are preparing for a busy s weekend.  Before we dive into the weekend, we are excited to let you about upcoming events and releases!
Next Saturday, we once again welcome Silversmith Brewing Company to the Southbrook Great Room for the Third Annual He Said Beer, She Said…What?!  This year, Chef Shawn Murphy of Farmers’ Table will be tasked with creating 3 distinct appetizers that not only pair well with our Southbrook wine, but with a glass of Silversmith beer.  It is then the guests’ responsibility to vote on what drink paired better with the dish.  We are pleased to welcome Tide & Vine to this year’s event who will be on hand providing guests with freshly shucked oysters.  Music for evening will be from St. Catharines’ own Shore Thing. The evening gets underway at 7pm with tickets on sale at $35 plus taxes in advance or $40 at the door.  Each ticket includes your appetizers, 3 wine, 3 beer and 2 oysters from Tide & Vine.  Wine and Beer by the glass will be sold during the event, and Chef Shawn will have tasty dinner options available for after the competition.  For full event details, visit our event page here.   

Southbrook Vineyards is excited to announce the re-release of some of its’ most treasured Icewines!  Back on the shelves is the fan favourite and last year’s Niagara Icewine Festival Selection, the 2013 Cabernet Franc Icewine.  New to retail and the tasting bar is the 2006 Vidal Icewine.   Quantities of the 2013 Cabernet Franc are extremely limited and will make the perfect gift for any icewine lover.  Within the next few months, Southbrook will be releasing the 2014 Vidal Icewine, another icewine you will not want to miss! Stay tuned for release details!

This coming Thursday, Chef Shawn is proud to prepare his final Oak Room Dinner of the year.  This month, Chef will be serving a variety of different cuts from a local pig in his first ever Oak Room nose to tail menu.  Only a few tickets remain for this six-course dinner with wine pairings, and can be reserved by calling 1-888-581-1581, emailing or by stopping into our retail store during business hours.  For pricing and menu details, please visit our Oak Room Dinner page here.

We are heading into the second weekend of Wineries Of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Taste The Season, and it is safe to say our pairing of Canadian Framboise with Duck Rillette and Berry Compote is a hit!  Monday saw our retail store with little to no Framboise left, so we have made sure the shelves are well-stocked for the coming weekend.  Taste The Season runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November and passes can be purchased through Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s website.  Passes are $48 plus taxes and allows to visit each of the participating wineries once to enjoy their unique and specialized pairings.  For a complete list of participating wineries and pairings, please click here.    

As we head into the holiday season, Southbrook Vineyards is excited to announce three new specialized gift packs.  For the lover of aged wine in the family we are excited to announce the 6 bottle Poetica Gift Pack.  This pack is the perfect expression of our Poetica family as you will enjoy the 2007, 2011 and 2012 vintages of the Poetica Chardonnay while the red offers you a sampling of the 2007 Cabernet Merlot along with the 2010 and 2012 Vintages of the Poetica Red. These will be offered in a complimentary wooden crate and shipping, for $330.  Please note that the 2010 Poetica Red is in extremely limited supply, and will only be available as part of this exclusive package. Only 10  are available, so reserve yours today.

What do you get for the wine maven who has everything? How about some Southbrook Wines that have yet to the released.  Our next two gift packs feature the complete line up of our 2013 Estate Chardonnay and Estate Cabernet Franc Barrel Studies.  The Chardonnay pack includes two bottles of the 2013 Wild Ferment, one bottle each of 2013 Vosges and the unreleased Moon Barrel, Allier and Jupilles.  For our Cabernet Franc aficionados, this pack includes a bottle of the 2013 Estate Vosges, 2013 Moon Barrel and one bottle of each of the four unreleased wines: Bertranges, Revelation, Colbert and Missouri.  Both packages are $220 and are a fantastic snapshot of what Southbrook accomplished during the 2013 vintage.  More gift packs are in the making with details and pricing being available on our website early next week. For the wine student or collector on your list, we recommend adding a Coravin device so these bottles can be sampled now, and tracked for development over the years to come. Find details about Coravin here and purchase details here.

On the topic of upcoming holidays, enjoy a bottle of Southbrook wine this season alongside a cut of Southbrook Lamb.  Linc Farm is excited to announce that they are now taking orders for lamb!  Orders can be placed for a whole (~45lb) or half lamb, both at $8.99/lb.  All Southbrook Lamb is born and raised humanely on property with minimal intervention.  They spend their entire lives outdoors, feeding from Southbrook’s certified Organic and Biodynamic pastures as they fertilize the vineyard and help to promote biodiversity.  All Southbrook lambs are raised GMO-free and chemical-free.  For ordering information, email   

This weekend, the Great Room will once again house Farmers’ Table @Southbrook as Chef brings two new dishes to his menu.  This week’s feature is Farmers' Table House Made Ragu.  Made with Cavatelli Noodles, Organic Black Angus Beef, Pork, Lamb & Preserved Local Tomato Sauce, Chef’s Ragu is the perfect meal to begin a day of wine tasting with.  Chef has also prepared a vegetarian option of this soon to be favourite dish.  A second new edition is the Farmers’ Table Minestrone Soup.  This week’s hearty soup starts with a tomato base and is loaded with Southbrook Heirloom vegetables with prosciutto thrown in for your protein.  For a complete look at this week’s menu, visit our website here.

To keep up to date with all things Southbrook, be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.  Be on the lookout next week for more details surrounding our Holiday Gift Packs and we hope to see you for a visit in the coming weeks down Behind The Wall!  

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