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Fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from
two vineyards in the heart of the Ottawa Valley.

Astonishing, original. From earth to vine to wine,
KIN Vineyards is committed to crafting brilliant wines
from our remarkable terroir.

As stewards of 100 acres of land (16 under vine), and as practitioners of truly sustainable viticulture, our pursuit of winemaking perfection begins with the soil.

KIN Vineyards tends two vineyards nestled along the Carp Ridge, adjoined by the Carp River, and resting upon the grey limestone of the Ottawa Formation. Each vineyard supports a distinct terroir, a unique personality, and a tremendous potential for remarkable wine.

CARP
BLOCK

The Carp block, sloping south and west, overlooks the Valley at its pastoral best. The vineyard is bisected by the Hazeldean Fault showing glacial till over limestone on the upper slope and clay loam over limestone on the lower slope.

KINBURN
BLOCK

The Kinburn block, resting between the Ridge and the River, shows a darker clay loam from the historical Champlain Seabed over the limestone Formation below.

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay: the Carp block is devoted to this Burgundian ideal. The diverse Kinburn block includes Dijon clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and includes plantings of Muscat Ottonel, Vidal Blanc, Marechal Foch, Marquette and Frontenac.

The KINfolk have a unique agrarian sensibility to winegrowing using sustainable farming practices. Our tender vinifera vines are gently and painstakingly buried under earth each fall. Nothing is easy about our viticultural methods.

We offer three distinct tiers of wine influenced by the varietals and by the method of winemaking.

Understory, Marechal Foch & Vidal Blanc - Sold Out!

Tended at our historic Kinburn Estate, the Marechal Foch and Vidal Blanc are earthy wines revealing layers of personality. Both our Vidal Blanc and Marechal Foch are sold out until our 2017 Spring Releases.
The KIN team is committed to viticultural methods and sustainable farming practices that respect the environment and allow...
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Civil Grit Unoaked Chardonnay - Sold Out!

KIN Vineyards’ unoaked Chardonnay is crafted in stainless steel barrels. Refreshingly crisp, with a flinty minerality, this wine reveals KIN’s terroir driven philosophy.
Civil Grit is Sold Out until our 2016 Vintage is released next year.
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KIN Vineyards, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

KIN Vineyards’ flagship wines transcends the norm. Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, hand picked, hand sorted, barrel fermented, aged in French oak barrels. Beautiful.
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in is family.
It is community.
It is connectivity.

And, for us, it is finding our stride in the pleasure of hard work. In dirt and grapeskin we find a purposeful agency with the land. The hard, agrarian road resonates.

Brian Hamilton

Winemaker

Brian brings a wealth of international winemaking expertise to the Ottawa region. Having made his mark at high end wineries in New Zealand, California, and Niagara, Brian is now head winemaker at KIN Vineyards. Brian’s approach to winemaking fits hand-in-glove with KIN Vineyards’ goal to produce the finest wines in a way sympathetic to the land.

Christopher Van Barr

Proprietor

Chris is a hands-on owner and farmer who believes that the most interesting and elegant wines come from the edge where skill and hard work can create something magical.

Alan Krueger

Viticulturist

Under Construction!

A Note About Our Winery Consultant

Peter Gamble

Winery Consultant

As the former director of Vintners Quality Alliance, and consultant to several top tier wineries across Canada, Peter offers an amazing wealth of knowledge which reveals itself throughout KIN Vineyards’ strategy and presence.

Giving back is a critical component to our belief in community growth and sustainability.

KIN Vineyards is an Ottawa Valley experience that happens to include a vineyard.

Upcoming

Events

  • TASTING ROOM OPENING!

    Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00am

    Be among the first to enjoy our new, modest, tasting room. 2225 Craig's Side Road, Carp. Just 1km away from Carp Farmers' Market.

Notes

From the Vineyard

Chardonnay

One of the reasons the Chardonnay grape gained mass popularity was its ease in reflecting the area where it was grown.

Both the grower and the winemaker can make choices that easily exert their influence as well, which allows for a wide variety of stylistic differences with the varietal. These choices range from when to pick, the level of sugar in the fruit, the length of time and temperature used during fermentation, malolactic fermentation, and how much oak is used, if any, to age the wine.


Try our wines at these excellent Ottawa restaurants: Atelier, Absinthe, E18ghteen, MeNa Restaurant, Cafe My House, Must Kitchen & Wine Bar, Clover, Heirloom Cafe, Wild Oat, Cheshire Cat, and the Swan.

JOIN THE KINship

Carp Block

2225 Craig's Side Road
Carp, ON

Kinburn Block

Kinburn, ON

Contact
info@kinvineyards.com

613.407.6171

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