Domaine Vagners Winery
(Est. 1993) Wine lover Martin Vagners is the Canadian head of Scott Laboratories, a company that has extensive involvement with the wine industry, selling yeast strains, fermentation, and processing compounds and a variety of other products. Having purchased a 7-acre section surrounded by peach orchards in 1990, he immediately platned 2.5 acres of traditional Bordeaux varieties (Caberent Franc, Cabernet Sauvinon, and Merlot) adding a little over an acre of Gewurztraminer; Pinot Gris and Riesling in 1993. In 1995, he planted 1.2 acres of Pinot Noir , and in 2001 filled in a tiny section with .10 acre of Muscat Ottonel. He also planted about 500 Pinot Gris plants and 100 Pinot Blanc vines to make sparkling wine, butthese are not very cold-hardy. All varieties are cultivated at the relatively high density of 2,000 vines per acre.
This is not to say that my pinot noir is the same as DRC from Burgundy? Definitely not. But it is what it is and it is different with its own sense of place. That is all that we can be, what we care.
MESSAGE FROM THE CREATOR
My aim is minimal intervention allowing the grape vine roots to search deep and any direction they choose in order to demonstrate its particular “somewhereness” , in this way the voice of nature can manifest itself.