Welcome to the Inner Circle Blog

david-hulleyFollow me here for soulful musings, inside stories, education and with any luck entertainment on great wine, food and the inner workings of our winery. I warmly welcome you to tune in frequently and join me on this journey as we journal the sights, sounds, tastes and heart of “the life of a cherished place” – the people, the vineyard, the winery and the culinary spirit.
Cheers, David


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Chicken and Waffles?!?

I am sitting here as satisfied as anyone should be allowed.  I just returned from lunch selected from our new ...
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Riding the Rails to a Wine Career

Our second Game Changer Red vintage is released and it is called The Railway Man.  Ontario red wine pioneer, Eddy ...
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ABC….”Anything But Chardonnay”

How unfair!  The world's second most planted white grape variety (Airen is first...who?? Yup.) and by fairly recent survey (these ...
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Embracing Your Objection

Technology (our game changer optical sorter) has allowed us to embrace what has been an historical, objectionable challenge at Vineland ...
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Scratch Beats All!

No pre-pack bags are ever opened in the Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant.  Everything (and I literally do mean everything) is ...
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Our Valentine for You

Chocolates?   Flowers?  A beautiful red wine perhaps?  Nope.  Those are all cliché.  We, the "cellar men" (I humbly include myself ...
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