Flat Rock in the News
WINE SPECTATOR - May 15, 2008
"Niagara Rises", Mitch Frank: "Ed Madronich a former manager at Inniskillin, and his father opened Flat Rock in 1999 on a beautiful spot: 80 acres of gently sloping land on a higher part of the Twenty Mile Bench. From the modern tasting room, located in one of two hexagonal buildings, guests have a view of dense rows of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, and on a clear day can see across the lake to Toronto. The other building is a five-level gravity-flow winery. Madronich and South African winemaker Marlize Beyers experiment with a good amount of new technology and organic practices and top all their wines with screw caps. Madronich has also started serveral fun programs to involve visitors: "In the Winemaker's Boots" lets guests help out at the winery for one day each session; "Crush Camp" is a three-day immersion program that takes place at harvesttime."
Flat Rock Cellars 2006 Nadja's Vineyard Riesling - given the highest rating of all Ontario table wines in the issue - 88.
TORONTO STAR - April 26, 2008
"California dreamin' runs gamut fro m$15 to $156", Gord Stimmel: FLAT ROCK CELLARS UNPLUGGED CHARDONNAY 2006 "A full malolactic fermentation gives this unoaked (unplugged) chardonnay aromas of toasty hazelnut as well as jasmine. Flavours are apple and lime with a rich butterscotch underlay. Great value. Rating: 90.
CANADIAN LIVING - April 2008
"The Wine Taster: How to find the right Chardonnay to suit your palate, your menu and your budget", Anne Martin: Featured 2004 Chardonnay as the Homegrown Favourite, Medium Bodied Chardonnay.