The Prince & AI

November 17th, 2011 | Posted in Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay


Amnesty International “AI50” Fiftieth Anniversary Special Wine Offer

Amnesty InternationalBlack Prince is priviledged to announce that we are once again supporting Amnesty International as they begin their 2nd 50 years of good works throughout the world.  As a supporter of Amnesty International, Black Prince Winery is very excited to invite you to participate in this very unique wine program. We have developed both a special AI50 red and white wine to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International.

For every bottle purchased of this special wine $ 2.00 will be donated to help support Amnesty International.

Click the Amnesty International logo to find out more.

To find out more of how you can help support Amnesty International’s human rights work, join tens of thousands of others by taking action on their global anniversary campaign at”

Canadian Wine Awards Win!

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Chardonnay


Canadian wine awardsThe Wine Access 2010 Canadian Wine Awards, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, results are in and congratulations is in order to the Black Prince winemaking team!  

ChardonnayThe 2009 Black Prince Chardonnay picked up from this stringent international-calibre competition a Bronze medal win.  

These Awards are open to all wines that are 100 percent Canadian grown, fermented and bottled. It has become the most important Canadian wine competition in Canada with entries from nearly 1,000 wines from across the country in 30 categories. Some of Canada’s leading wine writers, journalists, sommeliers, buyers and industry professionals come together from across Canada to comprise the Wine Access CWA judging panel.

Full results from the 2010 Canadian Wine Awards will be published in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Wine Accessmagazine and on

Tidings Magazine Ratings – July /August 10

June 26th, 2010 | Posted in Chardonnay

Black Prince Winery by Evan Saviolidis

Located centrally in Picton, Black Prince is the brainchild of oenophile John Sambrook and winery general manager Geoff Webb. I have always been fond of their Melon de Bourgogne and the current release, the 2009, is reminiscent of a Sauvignon Blanc for its passion-fruit, lime and grassy aromas (86).

The Chardonnay Terroir Elite 2008 is the County’s first Chardonnay aged in local oak.  Having spent 10 months in barrel, it reveals Indian spice, caramel, cream, apple and figs (88).

As most vintners of PEC concentrated on dry wines, Icewine is not on their radar. So when the 2007 Rieslingtraminer Icewine was poured, it came as no surprise that it was sourced form Niagara-on-the-Lake grapes. Golden colour with sublime personality of peach, honey, golden delicious apple, dried apricots and golden raisins, it is concentrated and sweet (89).