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One is a lonely number
Ed Madronich, Proprietor

You might notice the absence of a couple of our newsletter contributors this month - our Winemaker has run off with our Retail Supervisor!  It's not as scandalous as it sounds - Ross and Tiffany exchanged vows this past weekend and we couldn't be happier for them.  But this leaves only me (stop by for a glass, keep me company) to give you the scope on the Flat Rock, and it's a full scoop this month.

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In this Issue

- It's hot! Our new winery dining experience is in full swing. Follow @WineMakersBoots to see what's cooking this weekend.

- ‘Outstanding' reviews for Gravity, Rusty Shed and Nadja's.  Purchase them online or at the winery.

- Can't make it to the winery? Newly released wines at the LCBO.

- Flat Rock + Jamie Kennedy = Gastronomic delight!  Care to join us?



Dining with El Gastro every Weekend


Feedback from visitors and press (SpotlightToronto; Michael Pinkus; Rick VanSickle) has been fantastic for our new winery dining experience.  Who would have thought to station a gourmet food truck at a winery? Just another Flat Rock first - we can't help it, we just like doing things that make your wine country experience relaxed, enjoyable and more fulfilling.  Come down and see for yourself, and bring your adventurous taste buds.

Follow our twitter account for updates on the every changing menu of fresh local fare, special offers, and spontaneous parties on the Green Roof @WineMakersBoots.   

Top Marks for the New Winemaker

Knowing that Ross Wise is on his honey-moon, I think it's safe to release reviews for the wine he's credited with sheparding into bottle.  All three of the wines we submitted to online wine store WineryToHome.com received the highest possible score:

2008 Gravity Pinot Noir
Outstanding - Tony Aspler
Outstanding - David Lawrason
Read full reviews

2008 The Rusty Shed Chardonnay
Outstanding - Tony Aspler
Outstanding - David Lawrason
Read full reviews

2009 Nadja's Vineyard Riesling
Outstanding - Tony Aspler
Outstanding - David Lawrason
Read full reviews

Find some FRC at your LC

We have recently released some of our 2007 Chardonnay to the LCBO.  NatalieMacLean.com gave it 90 points, "a Meursault style without the Meursault price. Classic, balanced with absolutely divine notes of green apples, almond and lime. I adore this wine: my kinda Chardonnay!"

Check here to see if there is any left at your LCBO.

Also recently released, 2008 Red Twisted, and 2007 Seriously Twisted        

Winemaker's Dinner with Jamie Kennedy

Join winemaker Ross Wise for an intimate communal table dinner at the Gilead Bistro. Enjoy a menu prepared by Chef Kennedy in an exploration of terroir based gastronomy.

GIlead Bistro

Date: August 16, 2010

Time: 6:30pm
Price: $100 per person.
Details here.      

Winemaker's Dinner at Paradiso Restaurant, Burlington

Join proprietor Ed Madronich for a delicious encounter of Flat Rock wines paired with five delicious courses from Chef Adam Mackay.

Date: August 19, 2010

Time: 7:00pm
Price: $80 per person.
Details here.      

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