Rick Vansickle, winesinniagara.com
Stratus Vineyards is methodical in pretty much everything it does.
From vineyard management to winemaking and ultimately the release of the wines, this benchmark winery operates much like the sleek lines of the architectural marvel that juts from the vineyards at its home in Niagara-on-the-Lake — with purposeful precision.
The driving principal, the philosophy behind Stratus, is a top-down approach. The signature Stratus Red and Stratus White blends are dealt with first and then everything falls into place after that. The careful barrel and lot selection is conducted with military precision.