Ottawa, ON

August 2022

Matt’s review:

Featherstone’s Red Tail Merlot pays homage to the winery’s use of eco-friendly falconry to protect their (sweet and delicious) crop from swarms of vineyard devouring birds. As a key feature of their sustainable practices, Featherstone Estate Winery happens to be the only Ontario winery to embrace this natural crop management technique as part of their overall vineyard management.

2020 Red Tail is 100% Merlot from Featherstone Vineyard in the Niagara Peninsula. It’s an easy-going and very approachable medium bodied red that showcases Featherstone’s smooth and refreshing Merlot with black cherry, plum, and herbs persisting. Enjoy Red Tail in the near term with BBQ fare, Autumn harvest meals, or simply on its own. Tasted July 2022. 89 points. Matt Steeves –

Available winery-direct now ($20) and at LCBO Vintages November 5, 2022