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.
“Let’s just say it right now. This is the finest Chardonnay Bachelder has crafted from his favourite terroir, the one that always comes out on top for me…” 95 points
Rick VanSickle, on Wismer-Wingfield “Ouest” Chardonnay 2016
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 is put separately into a bottle. Our aim is to help quantify and label the Terroirs of Niagara, one-by-one, from west (Hamilton) to east (Niagara-on-the-Lake), and deliver their pure energy and spirit in a bottle. Pull the cork and dream of the vineyard from which it comes.
Oh, and Welcome to Bachelder Niagara!
Thomas & Mary Delaney-Bachelder
Four stars out of four
Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2019