"The David Stasiuk era at Rockway has now come and gone – kinda sad because David was turning this portfolio around; but before he left, he dropped this of a Syrah doozy on us. 18 months in oak with the Syrah being pumped over the Viognier skins and co-fermented, resulting in a wine with nice depth and complexity: earthy, floral and smoky on the nose; while raspberry, black cherry, mocha and white pepper dip in and out on the palate with each sip. There are fine tannins that don’t get in the way … it’s a pretty bottle of Syrah from one of Niagara’s weirdest and wildest vintages; seems David Stasiuk’s swan song has paid off."
"Rockway’s first foray into traditional method bubbles is a winner from start to finish; it’s a blend of 67% Chardonnay and 33% Pinot Noir aged 32 months on lees, has a crisp entry and wonderful finish – but let’s start here: citrus and acidity in the form of lemon and green apple, there’s hints of a creamy texture on the mid-palate before the acidity sweeps in cleaning things up and giving way to a long finish that hits all the right notes. Kudos to winemaker David Stasiuk on a good opening salvo into the world of traditional bubbles for Rockway."
"Wine tasting was absolutely amazing spiced with a super funny personality. Dinner with wine pairing was simply delicious with stunning high quality service!"