• What are your holiday hours?
We are open 365 days from 10AM to 6PM including all holidays. We look forward to welcoming you at our winery!
• Do I need to call in advance to book a tasting?
For groups less than 8, you do not need to call in advance to book a tasting. We are open 365 days from 10AM to 6PM, including all holidays. For larger groups, we kindly request reservations so that we may better serve you and your guests upon arrival. To schedule your preferred date and time, please contact us at +1-905-468-8188, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Do you have a restaurant on site?
Our property does not have a restaurant on site. However, there are many wonderful local options you may choose from just further up the road from us in Old Town.
• Does Lailey allow for wedding or special event photography?
We are happy to allow you onto our property to take professional photos. We will not charge you for the shooting on site. However, we do kindly ask that you provide us with a couple photos to keep in our image bank. Please contact us for further information.
• Do you have a Wine Club?
Currently we do not have a wine club, however we will be starting one in the future. If you wish to be a member please email email@example.com with your name and email address so we can contact you as soon as we get our wine club started!
• Can I order wine and have it shipped?
At this time, we are only shipping within Ontario; shipping rates vary depending on location. You may contact us regarding an order either via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +1-905-468-8188
• What kind of oak do you use?
We tend to use French predominantly, and some Canadian Oak. The difference is that the grain in the wood in the Canadian oak is much looser than that of the French, allowing the wine to penetrate the walls of the barrel much easier which adds more of a spicier finish to the wine.
• How long can I store wines?
From our experience, you can generally store a Niagara white wine for up to three years, and a Niagara red wine 3 to 6 years. There are always exceptions of course. For aromatic whites (such as Riesling or Gewurztraminer), and light reds (such as Pinot Noir), they are best enjoyed when they are young and the fruit flavours are still strongest and noticeable. Whites that are oaked (most often Chardonnay) can improve with some ageing. Fuller-bodied reds (such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot, or Syrah) will improve with even more ageing; their tannins will soften, making the wine smoother and often more enjoyable for many people. In the case of sweet wines, a younger wine will usually show characteristics of fresh fruit. As it ages, it will develop other flavours such as sweet honey and/or apricot. Also, it can all come down to the customer's personal preference. If you like a fresher fruitier wine, it's best to drink a younger wine. For someone who likes more earthy or complex flavours, it best to enjoy a mature wine.