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PRESS RELEASE – January 25th 2018


PRESS RELEASE – January 12th 2018

After 17 years, I am thrilled to announce the launch of our very first Sparkling Wine!

 The Peninsula Ridge Estates 2017 Sparkling Riesling


 To our valued customers,

Well we have finally done it! After many years of deliberation and debate, 2017 was the perfect vintage to produce an outstanding sparkling wine, and we just couldn’t pass on the opportunity!  

 “Produced from 100% Riesling grapes sourced from the McNally and Beal vineyards, our 2017 Sparkling Riesling was harvested October 19th, 2017 (impeccable timing to capture the perfect balance of aromatic flavours, perky acidity and subtle sweetness). The grapes were immediately processed and only free run juice was selected for the cuvée”.   (Jamie Evans – Winemaker) 

 I must tell you, the resulting wine has exceeded our most optimistic expectations and is stunning; with lovely floral notes of peach and apricot blossom, complimented by gorgeous stone fruit and citrus undertones. The mousse is fine and persistent. This is a lovely sparkler perfectly reflective of the Beamsville Bench terroir from which it was grown.  

Have something to cheer? Our 2017 Sparkling Riesling is the perfect wine to have on hand for all your 2018 celebrations and will be available for pick up or delivery by February 13th, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy well chilled with that special someone, or friends and family. 

 As customary, I guarantee you will love this wine and if for any reason you don’t agree, you can return any unopened bottles for a full refund. 

 Remember, it is always a pleasure to have you come on down to visit the winery and on behalf of all the staff at Peninsula Ridge Estates, and myself, we wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018.  And thank you for your tremendous support!

 Norm Beal Owner



For sale in our Retail store or via our home delivery program ~ release price of $24.95 per bottle.


To Order:
By phone: (905) 563-0900 ext. 28.


 PRESS RELEASE – October 19th, 2017

Peninsula Ridge Estates: A dramatic view of our impressive property

Check out the video below, to see the dramatic aerial video captured by Skeyeking showing off the essence, beauty and spirit of Peninsula Ridge Winery.

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PRESS RELEASE – January 18th 2017

The 2017 Winemaker’s Barrel Club

Join our exclusive
Winemaker’s Barrel Club today!
Looking for a unique gift or wine experience?
Enjoy the pride of ownership?
Want to stock your cellar with fine wines at significant savings?

Peninsula Ridge’s Barrel Club delivers all this and more.
Purchase an empty new French or American oak barrel engraved with your name —
and then taste Peninsula Ridge wines from your very own barrel!

Barrel Club members are invited to Club Appreciation Nights in the spring and post-harvest and group Barrel Tastings throughout the year.

American Oak Barrels: Invest $695 to receive $925 in wine value.
A $695.00 investment gets you a new American Oak Barrel which our Winemaker will use for 3 years.
You receive:
*a $275.00 gift card on enrolment
*a $275 gift card on your second and third membership anniversaries
(For a total of $825 in gift cards over the three years)
*after three years, you may choose to take home your empty barrel or an additional $100.00 gift certificate!
 Please note: American Oak Barrel limited to 10 memberships in 2017.
French Oak Barrels: Invest $895 to receive $1200 in wine value.
An $895.00 investment gets you a new French Oak Barrel which our Winemaker will use for 3 years.
You receive:
*a $350.00 gift card on enrolment
*a $350 gift card on your second and third membership anniversaries
(For a total of $1050 in gift cards over the three years)
*after three years, you may choose to take home your empty barrel or an additional $150.00 gift certificate!
 Please note: French Oak Barrel limited to 30 memberships in 2017.

Enrol today to avoid disappointment as the enrolment deadline for 2017 is July 31st 2017

Click here for the
2017 Winemaker’s Barrel Club Form

For more information or to enrol by phone, contact Susan at 905.563.0900 ext. 28.


PRESS RELEASE – July 8th 2016

Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery doubles sponsorship to cover two equally good submissions

GRIMSBY — Learning about the annual hawk migration, and participating in the counting of those hawks, has paid off for two local high school students.

This year, Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch made a post-secondary scholarship available to area youth with the support of a local winery. Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery provided $500 towards the program. However, when scoring the students’ submissions, there were two winners of equal calibre, and winery owner Norm Beal offered up funding for a second scholarship. Eric Geenan and Zakhar Husak, both of Hamilton, were each granted a $500 scholarship to put towards their post secondary education.

“The committee was extremely pleased with the contribution and expertise of Eric’s and Zakhar’s work at hawkwatch,” said Bruce Mackenzie, hawkwatch director. “They doubled the number of hours required at Beamer this spring and really showed their interest in studying hawk ecology. The generous contribution from Peninsula Ridge Winery is so important to the further contribution of this citizen science project and helping out with the future of these young students of science.”

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students had to put in a minimum of 15 volunteer hours with the annual hawk migration count, which runs from March 1 to mid May. Students also had to pen two essays — the first outlining their interest in the biology of raptors, their migration or on the cultural significance of the annual migration, the second on the information they gleaned from participating in the annual count.

“Peninsula Ridge is proud to be a contributor to such a worthy cause,” said winery owner Norm Beal. “Connecting today’s youth with our unique and local ecology is extremely important if we are to ensure long-term sustainability of our natural environment.”

This year marked the 42nd year for volunteer raptor count at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area. Each spring, volunteers are situated at the escarpment conservation area daily to count the number of birds of prey flying overhead as they make their way to their nesting habitats after spending the cold months down south. On average, 15,000 migrating raptors are spotted each year ranging from the common turkey vulture to bald eagles and American kestrels. The data is submitted to the Hawk Migration Association of North America and is used to develop policy for protecting raptor species.

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Grimsby Lincoln News

BEAMSVILLE — Sip some premium pinot while supporting a local environmental organization.

Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery is continuing its support of the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch with the release of its latest vintage — Falcon’s Nest. One dollar from every bottle of the 2013 pinot noir sold will be donated to organization with maintains an annual count of birds of prey during the spring months. The count serves as a biological indicator of ecosystem health and is maintained entirely by dedicated volunteers.

Earlier this year, the winery donated funds to provide scholarships to local youth for participating in the annual observation.

“Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch is so important to the community,” said Norm Beal, winery president. “They do great work to protect raptors and other birds in the area.”

Falcon’s Nest is a single vineyard pinot noir using grapes from the McNally vineyard. The wine was aged in French oak for 24 months. The wine was released July 9 and retails for $19.95. The vintage is available exclusively at the winery, 5600 King St., Beamsville.

Every year from March to mid May volunteers with NPH are stationed daily at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area to record the number of birds of pretty flying overhead as they make their way to nesting habitats. An average of 15,000 birds are counted each year





PRESS RELEASE – January 27th 2016

The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada by OpenTable Diners

The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge is pleased to announce that we’ve been named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada based on OpenTable diner reviews! This award was determined by more than 275,000 reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners over the last year across Canada.

“We are tremendously pleased to have received this very special recognition from Open Table and our patrons. We strive every day to provide a world class customer experience and pride ourselves on our quality, service and commitment to local ingredients” said Norm Beal owner.

Thanks to all the diners who helped us earn this accolade in Canada. Be sure to reserve in advance, now that the word is out. Your table is waiting!

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