Cocktail Recipe: Cherry Ave. Mojito

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Cherry Ave Mojito

The Cherry Ave Mojito is a nod to our street name, our flagship vineyard, and one of the region’s yummiest exports. The perfect balance of juicy fruit, refreshing mint, and tart acidity.

1 handful of fresh mint
3 Niagara Cherries
1/2oz KVAS Cherry Hibiscus Simple Syrup
Add ingredients to cocktail shaker. Muddle well.
Fill cocktail shaker with ice
1oz Tawse Vodka
Juice from half a lime
3 dashes of Tawse Aromatic Bitters
3 dashes of Tawse Wild Cherry Bark Bitters
Shake and strain into a coupe glass OR a highball glass over ice.
Top with Soda Water, garnish with mint, cherry, and lime!

Cocktail Recipe: Grappa-cino

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Grappa-cino

2oz Pinot Noir La Pressatura
1/2oz Simple Syrup
1/2oz Disaronno
1 shot of freshly made espresso
Combine ingredients over ice in cocktail shaker, shake VERY well, pour into a chilled martini or coupe glass.
Garnish with espresso beans, and enjoy!
For a bit more sweetness and an intriguing flavour, add 1oz of Maple Syrup in lieu of Simple Syrup.

Cocktail Recipe: Heard It Through the Grapevine

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Heard It Through the Grapevine

An original cocktail made for summer, The Grapevine combines a bunch of our favourite warm-weather drinks at Tawse. A little bit o’ this, a little bit o’ that….and you’ve got something that looks like it’s been plucked straight off the vine! —

Gamay Ice Sphere – While you can use any size ice-tray, we love the look of the sphere!
1 Part Water: 2 Parts Tawse Gamay Noir
Freeze for longer than normal ice (the wine will take a bit to freeze!)
We used this Ice Sphere Tray from Peak https://wandpdesign.com/products/sphe…

1oz Simple Syrup
1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1oz Tawse Gin
Gently bruise 2 fresh basil leaves for a hint of fresh flavour
If you LOVE basil, you can also muddle one in the glass before adding ingredients.
Add a few Blackberries for a boozy treat after you’ve finished your drink.
Finish the cocktail off with some S.Pellegrino for some refreshing bubbles! We love the Cherry/Pomegranate flavour.

Cocktail Recipe: Tawse 75

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A Tawse twist on the classic French 75 cocktail, this recipe incorporates everything that makes Tawse Winery & Distillery special. Tawse Gin to represent our future, Tawse Spark to represent where we started, and Lavender syrup and bitters to represent the beautiful plant life that are found across our property.

1/2oz Tawse Dry Gin
1/4oz KVAS Lavender Jasmine Simple Syrup
1/4oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 dashes of Tawse Lavender Bitters
A splash of Tawse Spark Blend
Garnish with lemon for extra spritz or lavender for a great visual

Tawse Gin is now available in the LCBO!

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We are very excited to announce that our Gin is now available in select LCBO stores! See below a list of all the locations you’ll be able to get your Tawse Gin from in the future. For now, view it on the LCBO website to see which of these stores has it available right now!


Ancaster – Golf Link & 403
Barrie – Bayfield & Hanmer
Collingwood – First and Pine
Hamilton – Dundurn & Charlton

Ottawa – Richmond & Kirkwood
Ottawa – Rideau & King Edward
Ottawa – Metcalfe & Isabella
Ottawa – Carling & Woodroffe

Toronto – Queen & Coxwell
Toronto – Queen & Landsdown
Toronto – Dupont & Spadina
Toronto – Liberty Village
Toronto – Bloor & Royal York
Toronto – Laird & Eglinton
Toronto – Queens Way & Park Lawn
Toronto – Roncesvales
Waterloo – King South

The results are in! 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada

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The National Wine Awards of Canada Results are in and we are thrilled to be ranked number 3, just a few spots after our sister winery Redstone which earned the Winery of The Year title!

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Here are our results:

Platinum –  2013 Quarry Chardonnay

Gold –  2013 Robyn’s Block Chardonnay

Gold –  2013 Lenko Chardonnay

Gold – 2013 Laundry Cabernet Franc

Gold – 2016 Unfiltered Gamay

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Victory Marks the 4th Win in the Last 7 Years

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VINELAND, ON, Aug. 2, 2016 /CNW/ – Tawse Winery is thrilled to announce that it has been named Canadian Winery of the year by WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada. The annual competition recognizes the best in Canadian wines as well as the top performing wineries in the nation’s industry. This exciting honour is not the first for Tawse having been awarded Winery of the Year in three consecutive years; 2010, 2011 and 2012. In all this year, the medal count was 17 including 5 gold and 8 silver.

“With more than 230 wineries entering the competition it really is overwhelming to be recognized as number one. This success would not be possible without the passion and hard work of our dedicated winery team.  We are extremely proud of this achievement and truly believe that this honour belongs not only to us, but to all of those in our industry who work hard each year to raise the bar in Canadian wines,” says proprietor Moray Tawse when asked to comment on the announcement.

This year’s accolade comes once again under the watch of the winemaking duo of Paul Pender and Rene Van Ede. “Our commitment to producing expressive wines really begins in the vineyard. The health of our vines is paramount in every decision that we make. We truly believe that the way we’re farming allows us to produce fruit of the highest quality, at the same time giving back to the soil for future harvests,” says Pender of the winery’s organic and biodynamic farming philosophies.