Made with intention
We make wines from local terroirs using ‘wild’ (indigenous) yeasts, using organic vineyards wherever possible. Everything goes to barrel for long ageing.
The intent is to make pure, suavely-textured wines that sing lightly and clearly of their vineyard origins with as little makeup as possible – wines that are finely-perfumed and tightly-wound, offering the classic refined fruit and textured minerality of the delicate silt, clay and dolomitic limestone-laced ancient lakebed terroirs of Niagara.
A little note from Thomas and Mary
Wow! We’re here! We finally have a place of our own … and you have arrived at our cellar door – which we lovingly call “the Bat Cave.” This evolution means we can now converse directly with you – wine lovers who love wines that ‘come from somewhere’ and have that special ‘sense of place.’
We’re inspired by the love of our spiritual home – Burgundy – where the grapes we love originally evolved, where even the tiniest of vineyards are put separately into a bottle. Our aim is to help discover, quantify and name the Terroirs of Niagara, one-by-one, from west (just outside Hamilton) to east (just outside the “Old Town” of Niagara-on-the-Lake) – and to deliver their energy and their purity of spirit to your glass! Pull the cork and dream of the vineyard from which it comes!
Oh, and Welcome to Bachelder Niagara!
Thomas & Mary Delaney-Bachelder
“Thomas B is the passionate conscience of Niag(ara)…”
Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2022