They have fun with F-words making Fancy Farm Girl wines – Frivolous, Flamboyant, Fresh, even Frissonesque, as well as Vibrant, Opulent, Seductive and Sassy. All of which apply to the Fancy Farm Girl herself, Sue-Ann Staff, the talent behind the wines.
She’s the fifth-generation grape grower/winemaker at 200-year-old Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery in Jordan, Ontario. As farm girls go, she’s the real deal!
After enology studies at Guelph and Adelaide, she became Ontario Winemaker of the Year (first female, youngest ever) and short-listed for Top Women in Wine at the International Wine and Spirits Awards in London.
Since 2008, she’s been vinifying award winning wines sourced almost exclusively from the family vineyards.
Whites like the 2015 Frivolous White sold in more than 270 LCBOs, a semi-dry 100% Riesling that has a marvellous Key lime acidity, the freshness of grapefruit zest and the cleansing feeling that’s a spa for your palate. $14.95.
New arrivals this month are Frissonesque Sauvignon Blanc 2015 that’s all fresh-mown grass, rhubarb compote and gooseberry jam. The frisson comes from an electric streak of fruity acidity that makes you want another sip! $16.95. Perfect with seafood, warm salads, simple roast chicken.
Flamboyant Red 2013 is a hearty Cab-Merlot Bordeaux style for everyday enjoyment, especially with casual BBQ fare, pizza, pasta, parmesan, and plump rare burgers, stews and ribs! Big fruitiness and a hint of new leather and black licorice. $14.95.
They are sold in the century-old farmhouse, online and LCBO, represented by Churchill Cellars.
www.fancyfarmgirl.ca; @Fancy_Farm_Girl, 905-562-1719 or you can fly in! This is Ontario's only winery with two grass strips for your single-engine airplane or helicopter.