Prince Edward County, Ontario (2) Huff Estates


Prince Edward County, Ontario (2) Huff Estates

Huff Estates was originally a hop farm, but now it’s a winery, and also hosts an art gallery and some luxury accommodation. Owner Lanny Huff began the project in 2002, and built a winery in 2004. His family have 12 generations in the county, and he was a chemical engineer. ‘I said the one thing I wouldn’t do is become a farmer,’ he told me. He’s since planted two vineyards. The one around the winery is called 62 + 1 vineyard, and it’s 15 acres. And there is also the 23 acre South Bay vineyard. Both have the clay/limestone soils that the County is famous for.

Huff Estates Cuvée Peter F Huff 2016 Prince Edward County
Fresh, fruity and appealing with nice citrus and pear fruit, a twist of green apple, and a nice sweet edge to the crisp, pure fruit. 89/100

Huff Estates Rosé 2018 Ontario, Canada
Nice texture here with soft cherry and plum fruit. Quite harmonious. 88/100

Huff Estates Pinot Gris 2017 Prince Edward County, Canada
Tight, linear and stony with nice bright citrus fruit and a hint of apple. 88/100

Huff Estates Unoaked Chardonnay 2017 Prince Edward County, Canada
This has attractive pear and apple fruit with a hint of honey. Nicely textured with good acidity. 89/100

Huff Estates South Bay Vineyards Chardonnay 2017 Prince Edward County, Canada
Nutty with peach and pear fruit, a bit of spice, some vanilla hints and a creamy finish. 86/100

Huff Estates Pinot Noir Reserve 2017 Prince Edward County, Canada
From 8 year old vines, this is supple and fine-grained with juicy red cherry and raspberry fruit. Nice herbs and spices here as well as a hint of apple. Lovely stuff. 91/100

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Here’s a report from my first visit in 2013

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