More than three decades ago, the Pennachetti family helped to pioneer the cultivation of noble European grape varietals on the Niagara Peninsula with the planting of their first Riesling and Chardonnay vines at Cave Spring Vineyard. In the years since, Cave Spring Cellars has established itself as one of Canada’s most acclaimed wineries, earning a reputation for crafting elegant and distinctive cool-climate wines in the heart of OntarioÕs wine country. First named by European settlers in the late 18th century for the limestone caves and mineral springs found on the site of our estate vineyard, Cave Spring is nestled along a gently sloping terrace of the Niagara Escarpment. Overlooking Lake Ontario, this area known as the Beamsville Bench has proven ideal for cool-climate viticulture. Because wine is so intimately connected to its point of origin, Ontario established its own governing wine authority, the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA), in 1988. As a dedicated advocate on behalf of the Ontario wine industry, Cave Spring Cellars co-founder, Len Pennachetti, played an instrumental role in the founding of the VQA, and served as president and chair of the organization between 1994 and 2005, overseeing the passage into provincial legislation of the Vintners Quality Alliance Act of 1999. Respected as one of the foremost producers of Riesling in North America, Cave Spring offers an array of wines from this noble varietal from dry to the most concentrated of Late Harvest and Ice Wines. The winery has also forged a strong reputation for its portfolio of exceptional, cool-climate Chardonnays and nuanced red wines, which include Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Gamay.