2021 The Weekender

Bronze Medal


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Get ready for it…the piquancy of citrus, pear and white florals (honeysuckle). Thank you Pinot Gris. The element of Viognier is not immediately perceptible. Give it 15 minutes in the glass. Enter a mouth-filling flavour profile of orange blossom, dried apricot textured with passion fruit and spritzed with citrus zest. Unlikely union of Pinot Gris, providing snappy zesty acidity in bed with the richly textured aromatics and weight of Viognier with the Riesling caught peeking.

Wine Specs

  • Vintage – 2021
  • Varietals – Viognier 44% Pinot Gris 44% Riesling 12%
  • Sugar – 3.2 g/L
  • Alcohol – 12.0%
  • Brix at Harvest – 20.7
  • Aging – Stainless Steel
  • Production – 320 cases
  • Vineyard – Niagara

Food Pairings

  • Fish tacos with avocado/lime aioli
  • Grilled pork chops with apricot sauce
  • Baked Brie with mango puree
  • Savoury orange chicken
  • Chicken tagine (apricots, almonds) with saffron rice


John Szabo

Aug 17, 2022


An unusual but engaging, fruity if simple blend of pinot gris, viognier and riesling, Huff’s “Weekender” is a floral and barely off-dry wine, with modest depth and concentration, designed for immediate enjoyment – it’s all about the upfront fruit. Chill and crack. Tasted August 2022.

Michael Godel

Aug 17, 2022


Three grapes get together in this aromatic and appellative Ontario blend. They being pinot gris (likely from PEC), plus viognier and riesling (likely from Niagara). Gathers the effects of more than one body of water (or again, likely one body in two locations 300 kms apart) for a white that is dry enough in which acids and tang outlive, run and do more than what the sugars might want to. Quite refreshing and pretty effective when chilled well on a warm, summer’s day. Drink 2022-2023. Tasted August 2022.


National Wine Awards - Bronze Medal


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