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To help you know your wines and wineries better we have introduced this feature to our Vineyard plus pages. Each month we will feature one of Canada's  major wineries.

Rossignal Estate Winery

RR #4  Murray River

Rossignol Estate Winery, located in Little Sands along the picturesque south shore of Prince Edward Island. The only winery in PEI.  The winery overlooks the Northumberland Strait. John Rossignol left Ontario in 1990 to build a house in Little Sands, Prince Edward Island

While trying to decide what career move he would make John began making wines from the abound crop on his new land.

Wine making, to John's surprise, brought out creative energy in him. John found himself able to experiment with different methods, as well as creating new mixtures of grapes and other fruit into wonderful tasting wine. Not only was this hobby fun, John would be the first commercial winery on the Island and so began Rossignol Winery.

It was in 1994 that Rossignol produced their first commercial wine. People began to take notice when at the Nova Scotia Taster's Choice Awards in 1997, by taking first place for Pinot Noir and Strawberry-Rhubarb. Two silver medals followed in the Intervin International Awards for Wine Achievement from North America's 1997 International Wine Competition in Buffalo and New York for Seyval Blanc and Marechal Foch. The winery has gone on to win numerous gold medals in major competitions. The winery has gone on to win numerous gold medals in major competitions

Rossignol Winery refrains from using pesticides, operating as an ecologically friendly vineyard in strip-crop fashion. Their grapes are grown with ample green space between the rows and with the nearby Northumberland Strait, a fresh breeze is never too far away. These two things help the vineyard to stay fungus-free.

Rossignol Winery refrains from using pesticides, operating as an ecologically friendly vineyard in strip-crop fashion. The grapes are grown with ample green space between the rows and with the nearby Northumberland Strait a fresh breeze is never too far away. These two things help the vineyard to stay fungus-free.

The Rossignol Winery itself has approximately thirty acres planted. Their fruit wines include Strawberry, Strawberry-Rhubarb, Apple, Raspberry, Cranberry and Blueberry and they also produce several white and red table wines.

The winery now sales over 50,000 bottles a year.

 

 


Photo provide BY Donna Marie Noble

 

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