Only in finding the perfect piece of land on the Twenty Mile Bench were we able to make the Flat Rock dream a reality. The estate combines perfect growing and soil conditions (or terroir) with natural beauty and ideal topography. In fact, the slope is reminiscent of the great vineyards in Burgundy.
Flat Rock Cellars’ vineyards are comprised of 80 acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, with a small patch of Gewurztraminer for good measure. We chose these varieties as an integral part of our overall winemaking strategy, because they are best suited to cooler climate of the Niagara Peninsula and more specifically the Twenty Mile Bench.
One of the fundamental principles in quality winemaking is the ability to control and ensure balanced yields in the vineyard. At Flat Rock Cellars all of our grapes are cropped at levels that ensure fruit quality and intensity of varietal character; our winemaker and vineyard manager direct every step of the process.