Once a “virtual vineyard”, Big Head now produces their wines at Hunter Farms in Niagara-on-the-Lake. By drying the grapes in tobacco kilns before pressing, Big Head wines display bigger, full-bodied qualities as the name suggests. Together with their growers, the winemakers’ attention to detail has transformed Big Head into a fully-operational winery offering tastings seven days a week.
This was my first visit to Big Head and as I had heard rave reviews, I needed to check it out on this trip. There’s an interesting story behind the name. As the story goes apparently Polish people...
Niagara Falls, Canada
We went in for a tasting and I was flabbergasted by the intense flavour of the wines. One of my favourites in this area for sure. A must try.
While Andrzej Lipinski is the closest you'll find to Wine Royalty in Canada, a status that is much deserved, his son Jacob is emerging as one of the most knowledgable and entertaining wine characters...