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Lailey Vineyard Winery
15940 Niagara Parkway
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

 

Back in the 50's William and Nora Lailey farmed fruit trees and a few hybrid grape varieties on their land. David, their son, and his wife Donna, bought the farm and began to replace fruit trees with vitis vinifera grape vines . They remained grape growers until 1985 when they decided to produce their own wines.


Derek Barnett

Donna was named Wine Queen in 1991; an award that honors the most impressive and well-maintained vineyard of the year in the Niagara Peninsula . As the winery grew and their wines became popular their team grew. Derek Barnett, who had created award-winning wines year after year from grapes grown in the Lailey Vineyard, joined them as winemaker. Soon after Judith and Derek Barnett and Tonya Lailey and husband Yves became partners.

Lailey specializes in small production, boutique Chardonnay's and Pinot Noirs from estate grapes and various oak treatments . Lailey 2009 Pinot Noir Lot 48 was named Top Red Wine in Niagara. They have some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in Canada. They were among the first to use Oak barrels

Special events at the winery are their annual Harvest Dinner and Barrel Burning BBQ

Intervin International Wine Awards

2010 Sauvignon Blanc (Bronze Medal)

2009 Pinot Noir, Brickyard (Bronze Medal)

2009 Pinot Noir, Old Vines (Bronze Medal)

2009 Pinot Noir, lot 48 (Bronze Medal)

 

 

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